Into the Fire

Into the Fire

A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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In the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors in a mountain village called Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy was positioned to wipe out one hundred men who were pinned down and were repeatedly refused artillery support. Ordered to remain behind with the vehicles, twenty-one year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades. With a brave driver at the wheel, Meyer stood in the gun turret exposed to withering fire, rallying Afghan troops to follow. Meyer repeatedly repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan soldiers to safety, and provided cover for dozens of others to escape--supreme acts of valor and determination. In the end, Meyer and four stalwart comrades--an Army captain, an Afghan sergeant major, and two Marines--cleared the battlefield and came to grips with a tragedy they knew could have been avoided.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2012
ISBN: 9780449012123
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO
DS371.4123.G36 M49 2012ab
Characteristics: 1 sound file

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Apr 15, 2015

May be the best book I have encountered in my 75 years.
Fast, truthful action. This kid really kicks butt.

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