Video Games & Machine Guns is the story of a Wyoming Marine that chronicles life as it unfolds for a young Marine during a treacherous deployment to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. The 2nd Battalion 2nd Marines (2/2) were tasked with setting up shop in one of the worst areas of Taliban country and forcing them out. Conditions were austere and primitive at best, with no power, no running water, and rats competing for their food. Endless miles of infantry patrols were conducted on the soles of the young Marines' boots. This insightful, hard-hitting, and brutally honest story shows what the cost of freedom truly is, and how America's 2/2 Marines and their families have paid that price in full!--from back cover.