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Vermont Firefighter & Guardsman Thomas Middleton At Misty Valley Books

On Sunday, September 27 at 4 p.m., Thomas A. Middleton tells the true story of a guardsman at war at Misty Valley Books, on the Green in Chester.

The Vermont firefighter and Vermont National Guard member served as a combat medic during some of the fiercest fighting of the Iraq war and has written an account of his experiences in Saber's Edge.

It is the story of a middle-aged firefighter called upon to be a soldier and who went from being a suburban dad to a combat medic traveling between platoons in Ramadi.

Accordingly, Sgt. Middleton's story chronicles the inner conflict created by his long-time professional role as a healer and his newfound life as a warrior in the urban battlefields of Iraq.

Middleton is an assistant fire marshal and public information officer with the Burlington Fire Department and was a long-time volunteer firefighter and EMT.

A reception and book signing will follow Middleton's presentation.

For more information call Misty Valley Books at 875-3400 or visit www.mvbooks.com.

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