WPR News
11:06 am
Thu March 31, 2005

Book Written on Shane Childers' Life

Powell, WY – A new book tells of the life of Marine Second Lieutenant Shane Childers, one of the first US servicemen to die in the war in Iraq. Childers' parents live in Powell, and his mother Judy Childers is not happy with the book. She says it was supposed to be a tribute, but instead portrays Shane's family - and the Marines - in a negative light. Connecticut newspaper reporter Rinker Buck is the author of "Shane Comes Home." Buck says the book gives a brutally honest accounting of Shane Childers' life, and that many Marines and many of Childers' family members have praised the book.