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  • War Virgin

  • My Journey of Repression, Temptation and Liberation
  • By: Laura Westley
  • Narrated by: Laura K. Welsh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins

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War Virgin

By: Laura Westley
Narrated by: Laura K. Welsh
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On March 21, 2003, Army Lieutenant and West Point graduate Laura Westley invaded liberated Iraq (the Army prohibited using the word “invasion”) with the full intention of keeping her virginity securely intact. For 24 years, she had obeyed the strict teachings of evangelical Christianity and kept her legs closed, vowing to preserve her purity for her future husband. Being at war, however, made her realize that adhering to strict religious principles perhaps wasn’t worth it, not when bombs, RPGs, and gunfire constantly threaten to cut your life short.

War Virgin is a coming-of-age memoir that chronicles Laura’s journey through repression, temptation, and ultimately, liberation. This “war story” describes a woman’s battle to discover, protect and own her unique identity. No veteran or West Point graduate has ever offered such a candid, irreverent look at the comically naughty, sexually charged underbelly of the military.

©2016 Laura Westley (P)2022 Laura Westley

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