Tyler Boudreau

Johanna Lawshea

Tyler Boudreau served the Marine Corps for twelve and a half years of active duty.
Upon his return from Iraq in the fall of 2004, Tyler Boudreau assumed command of a rifle company and prepared to deploy again to Iraq. But by April 2005, his concerns about the war combined with his deep affection for his Marines, made him unable to remain in uniform any longer. He relinquished his command and resigned his commission. Packing Inferno (Feral House) is the story of the ordeal of a marine officer in battle and then coming home. It is the struggle with a society resistant to understand the true nature of war. It is the fight with combat stress and an exploration into the process of recovery. It is the search for conscience, family, and ultimately for one’s essential self.