Edgar Hernandez: POW: An American Hero

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Held captive for 21 days in numerous secret Saddam Hussein prisons at the onset of the Liberation of Iraq in March 2003, Army Specialist, Edgar Hernandez and six other brave soldiers feared for their lives as they faced brutal treatment and near-death situations right up until their dramatic rescue. When his convoy came under attack from heavy enemy fire, Hernandez was shot and hit by grenade shrapnel in the face. Bleeding profusely, he and several other soldiers (including Jessica Lynch who would be held in a ...

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Held captive for 21 days in numerous secret Saddam Hussein prisons at the onset of the Liberation of Iraq in March 2003, Army Specialist, Edgar Hernandez and six other brave soldiers feared for their lives as they faced brutal treatment and near-death situations right up until their dramatic rescue. When his convoy came under attack from heavy enemy fire, Hernandez was shot and hit by grenade shrapnel in the face. Bleeding profusely, he and several other soldiers (including Jessica Lynch who would be held in a different location) were taken prisoner. Pawns in a tug of war between an armed militia, the Fedayeen who wanted them executed, and Iraq’s elite Special Republican Guard who became their captors, the American soldiers were beaten and paraded as war trophies to a bloodthirsty Iraqi mob as death seemed eminent. Racing in a Red Cross ambulance at 100mph through the streets of Iraq, the POWs dodged missile fire from U.S. Marines, thinking Iraqi officers were trying to escape; unaware the captive soldiers were inside. Read in his own words, Hernandez describes the anguish he felt during this horrendous ordeal. Endorsed by Major General Alfred Valenzuela, a highly decorated 33-year Army veteran, he declares Hernandez’s biography as ""a thrilling account of heroism in time of war."" POW - An American Hero, a riveting read destined to be a New York Times Best Seller.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780981893402
  • Publisher: Ocean Breeze Books
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 155
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Co-author, Jose Martinez is an LA-based journalist with more than 12 years experience covering news and a wide range of topics. Over the years he has interviewed everyone from Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone, to personalities such as Shaquille O’Neal and George Clooney. An editor at Venice Magazine, he is member of the Society of Professional Journalists and his outlets include: MSNBC, Nylon, Mean Street, DGA Magazine, Written By, and the Tribune family newspapers. Living in Santa Monica, CA, Megan Rellahan has worked as a Hollywood writer, film critic, and contributing editor for film-based publications for multiple years. She has interviewed a wide range of artists including director Steven Shainberg, actors Anthony Hopkins, Ben Affleck and many more. In 2008, Rellahan began her own online/print publication called Acted By, a magazine that features working actors at all levels. She is an Authors Guild Member, Moondance film-festival finalist, novelist and investigative journalist.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 The Morning of the Bloody Battle 1 Chapter 2 First Shots Fired 5 Chapter 3 The Firefight 9 Chapter 4 To Surrender or Die? 15 Chapter 5 The World is Watching 19 Chapter 6 Iraq Celebrates its American Prisoners 25 Chapter 7 Scared to Death 35 Chapter 8 Day Two 41 Chapter 9 Surgery 43 Chapter 10 Thinking of Home 49 Chapter 11 Life After 9-11 55 Chapter 12 Proud American Soldiers Off to War 59 Chapter 13 My Best Friend Estrella 63 Chapter 14 Kuwait City 65 Chapter 15 Shock and Awe 69 Chapter 16 Here Come the Bombs 79 Chapter 17 A New Face 85 Chapter 18 100 MPH 89 Chapter 19 Conversations in the Dark 93 Chapter 20 Fuck Iraq! 95 Chapter 21 Everybody Loves Raymond 99 Chapter 22 Planning the Rescue 103 Chapter 23 The Rescue 105 Chapter 24 Meet the Press 111 Chapter 25 Story of our Lost Comrades 113 Chapter 26 Finally Safe 117 Chapter 27 Debriefed by Special Forces 119 Chapter 28 Where's Bush? 121 Chapter 29 Top Soldier in America 125 Chapter 30 To Protect and Serve 129 Chapter 31 Reflection 147 Epilogue - Reaction from Home - Captured 149 Epilogue - Reaction from Home - Rescued 153
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Edgar went to our church. and when we found out he was a Pow ALL

    Edgar went to our church. and when we found out he was a Pow ALL OF THE APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY IN THE FAITH OF JESUSCHRIST (which are about more than a thousand churches around the globe) prayed and fasted for days untill they got liberated.and thanks to God he came back home safe.GOD BLESS YOU EDGAR HERNANDEZ

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2008

    This Book Was Great !

    It Was A Very Interesting Book ! In A Way I Think When He Was A P.O.W ! We Were All Overwhelm I Was A Junior In High School When All This Happen I Would Like To Thank Edgar For Being Able To Share His Story With Us ! May God Bless Him And His Family!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2008

    Great Book!

    I read this book all within less than three hours. This book kept me glued to the pages!

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