Paul martinez was one of the deadliest snipers assigned to this unit, dubbed “Team Merrill, ” after the Marauders of World War II fame. 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.
When the Killer Man Comes: Eliminating Terrorists As a Special Operations Sniper #ad - That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. 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. 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. 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. It was never going to be easy.
The mission was to capture or kill as many of these terrorists as possible.
Run to the Sound of the Guns: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and IraqOsprey Publishing #ad - 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. 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. He served for over a decade with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. While serving in afghanistan, he was also part of the search and rescue operation for Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell author of Lone Survivor, and was on the ground again when a Chinook helicopter was shot down resulting in the death of 38 men and one military working dog.
Run to the Sound of the Guns: The True Story of an American Ranger at War in Afghanistan and Iraq #ad - It was the single greatest loss of special operations personnel to date.
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. On october 3, 1993, task force Ranger was dispatched to seize two high-profile lieutenants of a Somali warlord. 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.
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, day of the Rangers reveals the experiences and recollections of the Special Forces units, and in the air, including the Rangers, Delta operators and Nightstalker crews who fought in the battle of Mogadishu.
Day of the Rangers: The Battle of Mogadishu 25 Years On #ad - Special forces troops were transported by ground vehicles and helicopters, and the mission was meant to be over within the hour.
All Secure: A Special Operations Soldier's Fight to Survive on the Battlefield and the HomefrontCenter Street #ad - It recounts what it is like to be on the front lines with one of America's most highly trained warriors. Instead, they took on satterly's most important mission-saving the lives of his brothers and sisters in arms who are killing themselves at a rate of more than twenty a day. All secure is in part tom's journey into a world so dark and dangerous that most Americans can't contemplate its existence.
It nearly led him to kill himself in 2014; but for the lifeline thrown to him by an extraordinary woman it might have ended there. Told through satterly's firsthand experiences, the intense moments of sheer terror, it also weaves in the reasons-the bloodshed, depression, the survivor's guilt, the deaths, and substance abuse-for his career-long battle against the most insidious enemy of all: Post Traumatic Stress.
All Secure: A Special Operations Soldier's Fight to Survive on the Battlefield and the Homefront #ad - Military, command sergeant Major Tom Satterly fought some of this country's most fearsome enemies. As action-packed as any fiction thriller, All Secure is an insider's view of "The Unit. Tom is a legend even among other Tier One special operators. Over the course of twenty years and thousands of missions, rescued hostages, he's fought desperately for his life, killed and captured terrorist leaders, and seen his friends maimed and killed around him.
One of the most highly regarded tier One Delta Force operators in American military history shares his war stories and personal battle with PTSD. As a senior non-commissioned officer of Delta Force, the most elite and secretive special operations unit in the U. S.
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations ForceGrand Central Publishing #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.
Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. The new york times bestselling true account of john chapman, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms.
Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force #ad - In the predawn hours of march 4, 2002, 469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, just below the 10, a fierce battle raged. Believing he was dead, his SEAL leader ordered a retreat. 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, dramatic video footage, and extensive interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, classified documents, 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.
Murphy's Law: My Journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to Investigative JournalistThreshold Editions #ad - In this gripping military memoir, a special Forces weapons sergeant, Murphy recounts the multiple missions he underwent as a Ranger, and ultimately, a boots-on-the-ground journalist. From enemy ambushes, dodging explosives, jack provides a hard-hitting glimpse of what combat is like in some of the world’s most dangerous, crashing terrorists’ weddings, and landing helicopters in the streets of Mosul, war-torn places.
Murphy’s law tells a story of intense bravery and sacrifice—both on and off the battlefield. Later, murphy turned his attention to breaking news within the military. From crossing middle eastern borders in the dead of night, to rolling into an IED-laden zone, Murphy’s stories are always a thrill a minute.
Murphy's Law: My Journey from Army Ranger and Green Beret to Investigative Journalist #ad - For fans of the new york times bestsellers the last punisher and Lone Survivor, a heart-pounding military memoir from a former Army Ranger sniper and Special Operations weapon sergeant-turned-journalist about the incredible highs and devastating lows of his career. After the 9/11 attacks, he immediately enlisted in the Army, knowing this was his chance to live the life he desired and fight for a cause he staunchly supported.
His stories have taken him from Iraq to Switzerland, from Syria to South Korea. After making it through the rigorous Ranger Indoctrination Program, he graduated sniper school and was promptly deployed to Afghanistan, where his experiences went from ordinary to extraordinary. With tours of duty in two of the most decorated units of the armed forces, Murphy brings a unique perspective to the military genre as he reflects on his great triumphs and shattering failures both on and off the battlefield.
Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America's Most Decorated Green BeretNaval Institute Press #ad - Military unit in its time and contained only volunteers from such elite units as the Army’s Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Air Force Air Commandos. One, was wounded on fourteen different occasions, was written up after three different missions for the Medal of Honor, received eight Purple Hearts, Bob Howard, and emerged from Vietnam as the most highly decorated soldier since World War II's Audie Murphy.
Code-named the studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most covert U. S. Sog warriors operated in small teams, tasked with performing special reconnaissance, sabotaging North Vietnamese Army ammunition, going behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, attempting to rescue downed U.
Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America's Most Decorated Green Beret #ad - S. Purple hearts were earned by sog veterans at a pace unparalleled in American wars of the twentieth century, with casualties at times exceeding 100 percent. Uncommon valor is a look into the formation and operation of an advanced Special Forces recon company during the Vietnam War. During that time, forward operating base-2’s fob-2's recon company became the most highly decorated unit of the Vietnam War, with five of its men earning the Medal of Honor and eight earning the Distinguished Service Cross-America's second highest military award for valor.
Pilots and other black ops missions.
Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American HistorySt. Martin's Press #ad - 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. 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. Along the way, including the special Forces Legion of Merit, Changiz earned numerous commendations, Purple Hearts, and many others. In operation iraqi freedom, he led a convoy that was ambushed on its way to Fallujah.
Changiz is a Special Forces legend. Weeks after that, he was shot by Hezbollah terrorists on a night mission. 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. Three years later, he was in beirut, Lebanon when a suicide car bomb exploded in front of the US Embassy killing 83 people.
Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History #ad - 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.
Legacy of Lies: Over the Fence in LaosSOG Publishing #ad - The united states government is seeking a way out of the war “with honor” via a face-saving program called “Vietnamization. This is the story of the fate of the recon men and the missions they conducted while highly skilled and motivated NVA hunter-killer teams pursued them on the enemy’s home turf.
A recon team discovers a choke point on the enemy’s line of communication. They fought for each other and for their honor as soldiers. It is 1970 In a war that was already lost, there was a small group of dedicated soldiers who refused to quit. The special operators in Kontum are given the mission to do just that.
Legacy of Lies: Over the Fence in Laos #ad - There is a rub; the American president and his government must have “plausible deniability. Therein lies the legacy of lies. Very few authors have captured the action, intrigue and backstory of the secret missions as well as Colonel Gole does in ‘Legacy of Lies. A must read for those seeking the precursor to today’s military support to sensitive activities.
Michael S. Operating from camps in places like kontum and dak to, Special Forces recon men risked their lives behind enemy lines on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos and Cambodia, conducting missions whose detection often meant death or something worse. Officially, they did not exist.
Echo in Ramadi: The Firsthand Story of US Marines in Iraq's Deadliest CityRegnery History #ad - Their experience: like being in Hell. The marines' mission: to kill or capture anti-Iraqi forces. Ranked in the "top 10 military Books of 2018" by Military Times. In war, destruction is everywhere. Now major Scott A. Sometimes it eats at you. Major scott huesing, fourth marine regiment fought daily in the dangerous, two-hundred-fifty Marines from Echo Company, dense city streets of Ramadi, Second Battalion, Echo Company Commander From the winter of 2006 through the spring of 2007, Iraq during the Multi-National Forces Surge ordered by President George W.
Bound together by brotherhood, without rules, and the horror they faced, Echo's Marines battled day-to-day on the frontline of a totally different kind of war, honor, built on chaos. In echo in ramadi, huesing brings these resilient, psyches, 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 - It eats everything around you. Bush. Like war classics, we were soldiers, the yellow Birds, and Generation Kill, Echo in Ramadi is an unforgettable capsule of one company's experience of war that will leave readers stunned. 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.
1996-2011 - One Green Beret: Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and beyond: 15 Extraordinary years in the life#ad - This book is the only firsthand account of these essential Unconventional Warfare operations, written by an operator who was there. In addition to describing these historically significant special operations missions, "One Green Beret" also details a 15-year career in the Green Berets that includes many unique experiences, such as joint operations alongside Russian Spetznaz on the northern border of Kosovo, and postwar operations in Bosnia embedded deeply with the locals.
One green beret is very inspiring, and conveys the author’s personal evolution from gunslinger to educated computer scientist; a true tale of “post traumatic success. ”. These special missions were called “Advanced Force Operations. Subsequently, these special teams brought in the rest of the Green Berets during an operation called "the Ugly Baby.
1996-2011 - One Green Beret: Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and beyond: 15 Extraordinary years in the life #ad - Then, combined with approximately 8000 peshmerga, one of the most significant battles in special Forces history occurred: "Operation Viking Hammer, took back hundreds of square kilometers from almost 1000 Ansar Al Islam extremists, " where six Green Beret teams along with a handful of CIA and Air Force Special Ops personnel, and secured a poison production facility of national level significance.
Mark giaconia questions everything, military service, sobering, and human perspective on war, and provides a VERY humble, and strategic considerations. Before the iraq war in 2003, linked up with the CIA, Green Beret teams infiltrated Northern Iraq, and embedded deeply with the Kurdish Peshmerga to prepare for war.