Who is Sam the Soldier

What Does a Soldier Actually Do?

Who is Sam the Soldier? portrays a day in the life of an American soldier and offers a glimpse into the diverse world of the military. Former U.S. Army officer Erin Morris fills the book with both educational information on the various uniforms, medals, and ribbons worn by soldiers, as well as personal anecdotes about what a soldier’s daily life consists of. Sure, they can fire cannons, drive tanks, and travel to foreign countries to help people, but above all else, they are just ordinary people doing their jobs. Sam the Soldier is a mechanic, who fixes trucks, goes on runs, eats with his friends in a dining facility, and hangs out with fellow soldiers in a barracks room. The book is also wonderfully inclusive, featuring soldiers from various ethnicities and genders.

Erin wrote this book to teach children about the daily life of soldiers as well as to portray the diversity of the American military. With her perspective as a former officer in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, this book is perfect for anyone from a military family or interested in learning about soldiers’ routines. Erin served one tour with the 101st Airborne Division, and she is a proud supporter of the U.S. military. When she is not writing, she spends her free time supporting and serving veterans.