If you liked American Sniper, you’ll love American Warfighter.
This book is about what went right in the Iraq War: The untold acts of valor by some of America’s most highly decorated combat veterans, the brotherhood they shared, and the fighting spirit that kept them alive through the war’s darkest hours.
Every word is true, composed from striking and detailed firsthand accounts by elite paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions, a Green Beret, an Army Ranger, infantrymen, combat medics, and Marines.
You’ll discover their remarkable heroism as the war’s most significant operations are vividly described, including the invasion, the Battle of Nasiriyah, the taking of Baghdad, the hunt for the infamous Deck of Cards, the fight against al-Sadr’s Mahdi Militia in Najaf, the Second Battle of Fallujah, the Battle of Ramadi, the al-Qaeda insurgency throughout the al-Anbar Province, the surge, and the long withdrawal.
Gripping and intimate, American Warfighter is guaranteed to take readers on an unforgettable journey of brotherhood, survival, and courage.
|Publisher:||J. Pepper Bryars|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)|
Table of ContentsAuthor's Note
PART I: The Invasion, 2003
Chapter One: A Time of War
Chapter Two: "This is what Custer must have felt like." Justin LeHew, Navy Cross, Nasiriyah
Chapter Three: "It was like a horror movie." Eric Geressy, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Baghdad
PART II: The Insurgency, 2003-2006
Chapter Four: "Shut up and shoot!" Jeremiah Olsen, Silver Star, Baghdad
Chapter Five: "It was almost like fighting zombies." Justin LeHew, Bronze Star with Valor, Najaf
Chapter Six: "It's no fun when the rabbit has the gun." Aubrey McDade, Navy Cross, Fallujah
Chapter Seven: "They picked the wrong dudes to mess with." Jarion Halbisen-Gibbs, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Baghdad
Chapter Eight: "The place had completely fallen apart." Eric Geressy, Soldier's Medal (Nominated), Samarra
Chapter Nine: "It was all violence of action." Diem Tan Vo, Silver Star, al-Anbar Province
PART III: The Surge, 2007-2008
Chapter Ten: "I'm not gonna wait." Chris Waiters, Distinguished Service Cross, and Joseph Miller, Bronze Star with Valor, Baqubah
Chapter Eleven: "We're black on ammo!" Jeremiah Church, Silver Star, Baqubah
Chapter Twelve: "They called the neighborhood 'al-Qaeda's Castle.'" Eric Geressy, Silver Star, Baghdad
Chapter Thirteen: "It was kill or be killed." Jarion Halbisen-Gibbs, Distinguished Service Cross, Samarra
PART IV: The Withdrawal, 2008-2011
Chapter Fourteen: "You couldn't have paid me to go home." Nick Eslinger, Silver Star, Samarra
Chapter Fifteen: A Time of Peace?
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