Back In Action: An American Soldier's Story Of Courage, Faith And Fortitude [NOOK Book]


They put a price on his head. They did everything they could to disrupt his mission. Finally, when an anti-tank mine tore off his right foot, the warriors of jihad in Iraq thought they had neutralized one of their most resourceful, determined foes.

They were wrong.

Refusing to let his injury stop him, ...
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Back In Action: An American Soldier's Story Of Courage, Faith And Fortitude

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They put a price on his head. They did everything they could to disrupt his mission. Finally, when an anti-tank mine tore off his right foot, the warriors of jihad in Iraq thought they had neutralized one of their most resourceful, determined foes.

They were wrong.

Refusing to let his injury stop him, Captain David Rozelle roared back into action, returning to Iraq as commander of an armored cavalry troop. He became the first amputee in recent military history to resume a dangerous command on the same battlefield.

In Back in Action: An American Soldier¹s Story of Courage, Faith, and Fortitude, Rozelle tells the whole gripping story: from the day he had to tell his pregnant wife that he was going to war (Valentine’s Day 2003) and deployed for Operation Iraqi Freedom, to the fateful day four months later when a land mine tore off his right foot and beyond, through months of agonizing rehabilitation to his final triumphant recertification as "Fit for Duty."
Rozelle, who has been awarded the Bronze Star with Valor and the Purple Heart, speaks with brisk frankness about his post-amputation battles and the gritty determination that saw him through. He recounts his inspiring battle through rehabilitation, as he learned to walk with a prosthetic foot and did his utmost to prove he still had the stuff to be a soldier: completing five sprint-distance triathlons, an Olympic-distance triathlon, the New York City Marathon, and skiing, snowboarding, and mountain climbing through Disabled Sports USA.

It’s an astonishing story of courage, determination, heroism, and bedrock patriotism. "Every now and again," says Rozelle, "I would get the standard, ‘That is horrible. How do you feel about the war?’" The fearless captain would respond: "How do you feel about your freedom? If you aren’t willing to die for it, then you aren’t American."

David Rozelle was willing to die for freedom, and he is still willing to put his life on the line for it, despite the injury he has already suffered. Back in Action is a stirring reminder of the commitment every American should have to the cause of freedom, if we hope to continue to enjoy that freedom. It’s an extraordinary and inspiring story of devotion to duty overcoming all obstacles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596981843
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 230
  • File size: 452 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2006

    Back in Action Review

    The book Back in action by Captain Rozelle is a very well written story about his time spent in the military, and his service in Iraq. There were some very important life messages. Of course there are some good and bad points in the book, as there are in every book. Unfortunately Captain Rozelle was on a mission in Iraq and was in the lead Humvee, and unfortunately got his leg blown off by a land mine while on a mission. Luckily no one else got injured who was under his command. Eventually he was able to fight his way back into the battle. He has had a very military oriented life he was following in his family¿s footsteps. There are many of messages in this book. All of the messages are very important, but the one that most people can relate to is perseverance. The main message of the book that stood out to me the most was perseverance. Perseverance is very obvious while reading. When Captain Rozelle¿s leg was blown off he did not let that stop him he work real hard and ended up working his way back to battle. This part is inspiring to many, to work ones disability to do great things in life. I really liked all the details in the stories. The story kept me wanting to read more and more. Captain Rozelle is a very strong man, not only physical but spiritually as well. This book kept me wanting to read it. It is not terribly hard to read. I would recommend this book for who ever is interested in reading books about military stories, over coming life changing experiences. I did have a few dislikes in this book. My dislike is not huge it was just something that I noticed it didn¿t really bother me, but it was still present in the story no matter what. He seemed to be full of him self. It seemed to be that he was bragging about all of his life¿s accomplishments. Although he seems to be full of him self to remember what he went through he has a right to brag about his accomplishments. He accomplished, and worked his way through what most people would give up on and just accept it. If someone would be going through a hard time loosing a body part this would be a great book. If someone had just gone through something tragic, and was looking for someone that they could look up to and help reach their goal, this book would be a great book to read. I never read books because I don¿t enjoy them, but I did enjoyed this book, I would tell anyone who doesn¿t like to read should check this book out. I would give this book an overall rating of four stars out of five. Overall this book was very well written. It had its good, and bad sides just like any other book. I would definitely recommend this book because it shows how one person can overcome such great odds, and do such great things in their lifetime.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2006

    Would love to see this on film !

    Wow! great story. Made me feel like I was right there next to him every step of the way. How could you not make a film about this one. How often do you hear about someone with such strong will and courage willing to face the enemy again, for a second time, with only one leg. Come on man! Its a no brainer! This is a must read. I loved it.

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