Under The Stretcher

Under The Stretcher

by Max Levin
Under The Stretcher

Under The Stretcher

by Max Levin


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"The shots kept coming and we couldn't pin down the source. We had our weapons drawn, but we could not shoot blindly into the area we just came from, other Israeli soldiers were still in the area, and God forbid we hit them. Rather than return fire, we stayed pinned down while the head of our unit called in another tank. The tank rolled in and let out a smokescreen. As I crawled behind the tank, I could hear "pop pop" as the sniper's bullets bounced off it."

Under the Stretcher takes you into the 2014 "Operation Protective Edge," the latest of the Gaza-Israeli conflicts, through the eyes of Max Levin, an American-born Israeli soldier who immigrated in 2012 to join the Israeli army. This book takes you step-by-step on his journey as he immigrates to Israel, learns Hebrew, and goes through many grueling try-outs to finally make it into one of Israel's special forces units – Palchan Tzanhanim. He was then immediately thrust into this war where he found himself fighting for his newfound friends and family, only a 10-minute jog behind him. Max then had to cope with the aftermath of the war, the mourning of lost ones, and the psychological changes from being a soldier at war to a soldier at peace, trying to keep all parties safe and sound within in the dangerous West Bank.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781637770375
Publisher: Red Penguin Books
Publication date: 03/14/2021
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Max Levin grew up in St. Louis, Missouri but moved to Los Angeles at 14 when his parents decided for him to continue getting a Jewish education at DeToledo High School. He then graduated and went to Young Judea year course, volunteering as a medic for Magen David Adom for 6 months. After his year, he stayed in Israel, made Aliyah (citizenship) and was drafted into the Israeli Army. During his service he joined the Special Forces Unit, Palchan Tzanhanim within the paratrooper’s division and fought and was wounded in Operation Protective Edge. After a quick recovery he returned to his team and unit and finished the rest of his 3-years performing missions in the West Bank. Since finishing the Army Max returned to the United States and graduated Cum Laude from Columbia University with a degree in Financial Economics. Today Max is currently an Associate at Reference Point, a consulting firm specializing in the financial services industry.
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