The Shadow of Death: From My Battles in Fallujah to the Battle for My Soul

The Shadow of Death: From My Battles in Fallujah to the Battle for My Soul

by Fernando Arroyo
The Shadow of Death: From My Battles in Fallujah to the Battle for My Soul

The Shadow of Death: From My Battles in Fallujah to the Battle for My Soul

by Fernando Arroyo

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Overview

When I returned home from my latest deployment in the U.S. Army, my life began to fall apart. My nightmares and flashbacks kept getting worse, and I reached the point where I was afraid of sleep. I decided the best days of my life were behind me and decided I was going to take my own life. One night, after heavy drinking, I placed my 1911 pistol in my mouth and said a prayer in my mind. “God, if you’re there, save me,” but there was no response. I heard a metallic “click” when I deactivated the safety and began to slowly squeeze the trigger. Then I heard a BANG! I dropped the pistol and I looked around me, but there was no blood. The bang I heard was the Bible on my desk falling and hitting the floor. I fell to my knees and asked God for forgiveness. I surrendered to Jesus Christ and asked him to help me. He answered.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737176329
Publisher: Fidelis Publishing
Publication date: 08/03/2022
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 532,552
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Fernando Arroyo considers himself privileged to serve those who served our country, with the goal of ending veteran suicide. He works as the Veterans Program Director at Step Forward Academy as a coach and mentor for veterans transitioning to civilian life. He helps them develop a career path to a living wage and connects them to a healthy community. www.paratrooperarroyo.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Torment 1

Chapter 2 A Higher Calling 5

Chapter 3 Hell's Kitchen 13

Chapter 4 Airborne! 19

Chapter 5 Bravo KI, March or Die! 29

Chapter 6 OOPS! 31

Chapter 7 Tryouts 39

Chapter 8 The Hunted 49

Chapter 9 Love 67

Chapter 10 Rumors of War 71

Chapter 11 The Rumors Were True 75

Chapter 12 Compromised 79

Chapter 13 The Killer Inside 85

Chapter 14 The Triangle of Death 89

Chapter 15 Nighthawks 93

Chapter 16 The Brotherhood 97

Chapter 17 The Hunting Party 99

Chapter 18 Home Invasion 105

Chapter 19 The Mad Mortarmen 111

Chapter 20 Road Trip 117

Chapter 21 Shell Shock 119

Chapter 22 The Arena 121

Chapter 23 Failure 127

Chapter 24 The Stan 135

Chapter 25 Combat Neurosis 139

Chapter 26 The Winter Ranger 141

Chapter 27 Agoge 145

Chapter 28 The Care Package 151

Chapter 29 Falling 159

Chapter 30 The Surge 165

Chapter 31 The Fallen 167

Chapter 32 Almost Burned 187

Chapter 33 Mayhem 191

Chapter 34 Snake Eaters 199

Chapter 35 The Dark Side 209

Chapter 36 The Valley 213

Chapter 37 The War Within 215

Chapter 38 The Angel Visits 217

Chapter 39 Wholesale 223

Chapter 40 The End of Myself 227

Chapter 41 The Road to Redemption 231

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