It was the single greatest loss of special operations personnel to date. In iraq, nicholas participated in the rescue of private Jessica Lynch, hunted Iraq's Most Wanted and experienced brutal street combat, including 160 night-time missions over one 90-day deployment in the insurgent stronghold of Mosul.
Run to the Sound of the Guns: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq #ad - From frozen mountaintops to dusty city streets and everything in between, Run to the Sound of the Guns is a compelling and deeply personal account of a husband and father who nearly lost his life 'leading the way' in America's secretive global wars. Nicholas moore served as part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the Global War on Terrorism.
Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest CityRegnery History #ad - Bound together by brotherhood, and the horror they faced, Echo's Marines battled day-to-day on the frontline of a totally different kind of war, honor, without rules, built on chaos. Ranked in the "top 10 military Books of 2018" by Military Times. In war, destruction is everywhere. Huesing, the commander who led echo Company through Ramadi, takes readers back to the streets of Ramadi in a visceral, gripping portrayal of modern urban combat.
The marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. It eats everything around you. Like war classics, we were soldiers, and generation Kill, The Yellow Birds, Echo in Ramadi is an unforgettable capsule of one company's experience of war that will leave readers stunned. Now major Scott A. In echo in ramadi, psyches, huesing brings these resilient, resolute young men to life and shows how the savagery of urban combat left indelible scars on their bodies, and souls.
Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest City #ad - Sometimes it eats at you. Major scott huesing, echo company commander from the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, two-hundred-fifty Marines from Echo Company, Second Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment fought daily in the dangerous, dense city streets of Ramadi, Iraq during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W.
Bush. Their experience: like being in Hell.
When the Killer Man Comes: Eliminating Terrorists As a Special Operations SniperSt. Martin's Press #ad - The mission was to capture or kill as many of these terrorists as possible. If the united states withdrew from Afghanistan with these terrorists and their networks still intact, they could quickly take over the country and undo all the gains that we made. These terrorists needed to be eliminated, and there was only one force to do it—the Rangers.
In when the killer man comes, martinez tells the harrowing true story of how he and his team hunted America's enemies in an operation that would have repercussions that are still felt today. Martinez and his fellow rangers faced near-impossible odds taking on an enemy who knew they were coming and who employed every conceivable tactic to kill these Rangers.
That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. The thrilling combat memoir by special operations sniper Paul Martinez, who spent seven years in Special Operations and was a sniper assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion. America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. It was never going to be easy.
When the Killer Man Comes: Eliminating Terrorists As a Special Operations Sniper #ad - Staff sergeant paul martinez was a ranger sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting in Afghanistan in 2011 when the United States made the decision to try to withdraw from Afghanistan. Paul martinez was one of the deadliest snipers assigned to this unit, dubbed “Team Merrill, ” after the Marauders of World War II fame.
There were still a large number of senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders and other terrorists in secure locations throughout that country.
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations ForceGrand Central Publishing #ad - The new york times bestselling true account of john chapman, medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms. In the predawn hours of march 4, 2002, just below the 10, 469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged.
Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. Chapman is the first airman in nearly fifty years to be given the distinction reserved for America's greatest heroes. Alone at dawn is also a behind-the-scenes look at the air force combat controllers: the world's deadliest and most versatile special operations force, whose members must not only exceed the qualifications of Navy SEAL and Army Delta Force teams but also act with sharp decisiveness and deft precision -- even in the face of life-threatening danger.
Drawing from firsthand accounts, classified documents, dramatic video footage, and extensive interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, Alone at Dawn is the story of an extraordinary man's brave last stand and the brotherhood that forged him. Outnumbered by al qaeda fighters, air force combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of Navy SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate.
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force #ad - Chapman regained consciousness alone, with the enemy closing in on three sides. John chapman's subsequent display of incredible valor -- first saving the lives of his SEAL teammates and then, knowing he was mortally wounded, single-handedly engaging two dozen hardened fighters to save the lives of an incoming rescue squad -- posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor.
Beyond No Mean Soldier: The Explosive Recollections of a Former Special Forces OperatorHelion and Company #ad - Here in startling detail are the aden insurgency, covert operations with the Rhodesian SAS and one of the first ever operational HALO inserts in British military history. Few have since met its match. Over many months and into the early hours, McAleese reflected on his wide and expansive experiences - the men he's served with and the operations he'd conducted.
In an age where we debate courage and leadership, it's all here. Oh, private military companies and near fatal skydiving accidents; mercenary, and a few other adventures in and between - Colombia, soldier of fortune or flawed ideologist? Now's your time to consider this and more - as has McAleese himself.
. Yes, perhaps that's true to a point, but what rides through all of McAleese's narrative is his total commitment to the profession of arms - soldiering. Go beyond no mean soldier, it will certainly change the way you see soldiering. These are just two of the contributions featured in "Beyond No Mean Soldier".
Beyond No Mean Soldier: The Explosive Recollections of a Former Special Forces Operator #ad - This completely revised and expanded edition sees a philosophical McAleese revisiting his time with Britain's Parachute Regiment, the SAS, Rhodesia's SAS and the South African Defense Force's 44 Para Brigade. Pete does not take fools gladly and this is based upon his comprehensive combat experience where idiots will cause casualties" Alistair Mackenzie - Former 22 SAS Officer.
Heart pumping assaults on swapo positions with 44 para's Pathfinder Company and the sheer terror of flawed mercenary operations in Angola with the likes of 'Colonel Callan'; near death in Colombia when an assassination attempt went terribly wrong. I managed to get myself into some very nasty but also exciting scraps while latching on to the Pathfinders to see how they were shaping up as the so-called 'Philistines'.
No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of AfghanistanDutton Caliber #ad - In a remote, enemy-held valley in Afghanistan, a Special Forces team planned to scale a steep mountain to surprise and capture a terrorist leader. When the battle finally ended, ten soldiers had earned Silver Stars—the Army’s third highest award for combat valor. But before they found the target, the target found them… The team was caught in a deadly ambush that not only threatened their lives, but the entire mission.
No Way Out: A Story of Valor in the Mountains of Afghanistan #ad - It was the most silver Stars awarded to any unit in one battle since Vietnam. Based on dozens of interviews with those who were there, No Way Out is a compelling narrative of an epic battle that not only tested the soldiers’ mettle but serves as a cautionary tale. The elite soldiers fought huddled for hours on a small rock ledge as rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine-gun fire rained down on them.
Be careful what you ask a soldier to do because they will die trying to accomplish their mission. With total disregard for their own safety, they tended to their wounded and kept fighting to stay alive.
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years OnOsprey Publishing #ad - They quickly found themselves under heavy fire, and two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down. Published to mark the battle's 25th anniversary and using recently declassified documents and new interviews with many of the participants, Day of the Rangers is a fascinating and revealing new history of a battle that would influence American Special Forces for decades to come.
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On #ad - On october 3, 1993, task force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. With a hastily organized relief column many hours away, the American troops faced a desperate battle for survival. Focusing on the stories of the soldiers on the ground, including the Rangers, Day of the Rangers reveals the experiences and recollections of the Special Forces units, and in the air, Delta operators and Nightstalker crews who fought in the battle of Mogadishu.
Special forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour.
The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of AfghanistanDa Capo Press #ad - Nine died and more than two dozen were wounded that day in July 2008, making it arguably the bloodiest battle of the war in Afghanistan. The chosen Few would return home tempered by war. Instead, forced into a slow and grinding withdrawal, they spent the next fifteen months in a desperate struggle, living under almost continuous attack, and always outnumbered by Taliban fighters descending on them from all sides.
Month after month, rocket-propelled grenades, rockets, and machine-gun fire poured down on the isolated and exposed paratroopers as America's focus and military resources shifted to Iraq. Near the village of wanat in nuristan province, an estimated three hundred enemy fighters surrounded about fifty of the Chosen Few and others defending a partially finished combat base.
The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan #ad - The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliestA single company of US paratroopers--calling themselves the "Chosen Few"--arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness.
Two among them would receive the Medal of Honor. Just weeks before the paratroopers were to go home, they faced their last--and toughest--fight. All of them would be forever changed.
Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on TerrorBlackside Publishing #ad - Objective rhino, haditha dam, the hunt for Zarqawi, recovering Jessica Lynch, the recovery of Extortion 17 and everything in between. It will be seen as the quintessential, ageless work on the human condition in combat. These stories have been told many times in barracks rooms, bar tables, and backyard barbecues but they have never before been shared with the general public.
It is time for those stories to be heard. Between these pages are the heartfelt, first-hand accounts from, the men who lived, fought, and about, their Regiment, and died for their country, and each other. Violence of action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror.
Violence of Action: The Untold Stories of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the War on Terror #ad - So much more than just stories from a specific unit; this book reveals the sights, smells, and emotions of everything that happens in war - good or bad. Whether you served in the military, are a fan of military history, or just want to know more about your fellow man in times of war - this is the book for you.
Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman's Year in VietnamCasemate #ad - Clark gives a visceral, vivid and immediate account of life in the platoon, as he progresses from green recruit to seasoned soldier over the course of a year in the complexities of the Vietnamese conflict. Clark gradually learns the techniques developed by US troops to cope with the daily horrors they encountered, the technical skills needed to fight and survive, and how to deal with the awful reality of civilian casualties.
As he continues his journey, he chronicles those less fortunate; the heavy toll being taken all around him is powerfully described at the end of each chapter. Clark was assigned to the Alpha Company. Clark's vigilance develops as he gets used to ‘living in mortal terror, ’ which a brush with death in a particularly terrifying fire fight does nothing to dispel.
Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam #ad - From the food they ate largely canned meatballs, beans and potatoes to the inventive ways they managed to shower, every aspect of the platoon’s lives is explored in this revealing book. The troops even managed to fit in some R&R whilst off-duty in the bars of Tokyo. Alpha one sixteen follows clark as he discovers how to cope with the vagaries of the enemy and the daily confusion the troops faced in distinguishing combatants from civilians.
The viet cong were a largely unseen enemy who fought a guerrilla war, setting traps and landmines everywhere. Fighting aside, it rained almost every day and insect bites constantly plagued the soldiers as they moved through dense jungle, muddy rice paddy and sandy roads.
Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American HistorySt. Martin's Press #ad - In operation iraqi freedom, he led a convoy that was ambushed on its way to Fallujah. He was clearing houses in mogadishu, somalia on october, 1993 when a US Black Hawk helicopter was shot down 50 feet away from him in the incident that inspired Black Hawk Down. Changiz is a Special Forces legend. He also happens to be the first Muslim Green Beret.
Changiz served this country starting with operation eagle Claw in 1980, when he entered Tehran on a one-man mission to spy on Iranian soldiers guarding the US Embassy where 52 US diplomats were being held hostage. In 2002, he dressed as a farmer and snuck into Eastern Afghanistan and located Osama Bin Laden for the CIA.
Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History #ad - Three years later, he was in beirut, Lebanon when a suicide car bomb exploded in front of the US Embassy killing 83 people. Weeks after that, he was shot by Hezbollah terrorists on a night mission. Last year he was nominated for induction in Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and cited as “the finest noncommissioned officer to ever serve in Special Forces.
His story is an amazing tale of perseverance and courage, of combat and one man’s love of his adopted country. Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a green Beret—Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam. Master sergeant changiz lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions in Afghanistan.
Along the way, purple hearts, including the Special Forces Legion of Merit, Changiz earned numerous commendations, and many others.