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Posted October 16, 2013
The first 5 chapters were exciting to read, giving a humble, his
The first 5 chapters were exciting to read, giving a humble, historical first person account of the events on Oct. 3ed and 4th 1993. True American heroes who suffered through a long and fierce firefight in a county/city where they were surrounded and out numbered. However, because of the true American spirit and a never give up attitude, the men of Task Force Ranger not only prevailed, they won a great battle which politicians promptly gave away.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
That said, the last chapter, “On Friendship and Firefights” by Dan Schilling, was a waist of the English language. By Mr. Schilling’s account, this chapter should have been call, “Those Poor Rangers are Sure Lucky I (A Combat Controller) Was There and Saved Their Pathetic Army Asses.” By Mr. Schilling’s account, he took over the lost convoy from Colonel McKnight and saved everyone. Also, Mr. Schilling believes his training was far superior to the Rangers and Delta Operators and if they had followed Air Force Training things would have gone better. Mr. Schilling uses the word Friendship in the title to his chapter, but it was obvious he was only speaking about the other Air Force Personnel there, not the Task Force. Mr. Schilling could learn from his Air Force Teammate, Tim Wilkinson who was very humble and clearly explained how everyone worked as a team to overcome their situation. I would normally have given this book a 5 star rating, but due to Mr. Schilling’s narcissistic view, I can only give it 2 stars, and that’s being generous.
I don’t want to take away what Mr. Schilling went through, but it would have been nice if he would have remember there were a lot of other men fighting too and none of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice were combat controllers
Posted March 6, 2010
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