The ‘internal hell’ of being in the Marines

Matt Young enlisted in the Marines in the mid 2000s, and was deployed to Iraq three times before he turned age 24. He describes a war characterized by crippling boredom and few opportunities for heroism The war left him ashamed of the person he’d become. He explores this in his new memoir “Eat the Apple.”



  • Matt Young - former marine and author of the book “Eat the Apple”