It’s a Saturday morning and a small group meets at the downtown Charleston County Library, their thick books cracked open to the same page of “The Illiad”, an epic poem recounting the final weeks of the Trojan War. It’s intense reading for 10 a.m. But the ancient story resonates with the young soldiers at the long table. It’s part of their book club for veterans.
“He was going to leave town without going to hunt her down and say goodbye,” said the group’s facilitator Kate Hudson. “Why would he do that?” There’s silence. Then, former Marine Lee Gonzalez weighs in.