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Released: 2012-09-25






Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War by Bing West

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“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be advised for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremony

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 once placed to wipe out one hundred men who had been pinned down and have been repeatedly refused artillery strengthen. Ordered to stay behind with the autos, twenty-three hundred and sixty five days-outdated Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.
           
With a courageous driver on the wheel, Meyer stood in the gun turret uncovered to withering hearth, rallying Afghan troops to practice. Over the path of the five hours, he charged into the valley again and again. Using numerous desktop guns, rifles, grenade launchers, and even a rock, Meyer again and again repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan squaddies to safety, and equipped cover for dozens of others to escape—supreme acts of valor and resolution. Finally, Meyer and four stalwart comrades—an Military captain, an Afghan sergeant major, and two Marines—cleared the battlefield and got here to grips with a tragedy they knew will have been refrained from. For his actions on that day, Meyer turned into the primary dwelling Marine in three decades to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
 
Into the Fireplace tells the full story of the chaotic combat of Ganjigal for the first time,  in a compelling, human approach that reveals it as a microcosm of our latest wars. Meyer takes us from his upbringing on a farm in Kentucky, thru his Marine and sniper training, onto the battlefield, and into the vexed aftermath of his harrowing exploits in a combat that has grow to be the stuff of legend. 
 
Investigations ensued, even as he used to be pitched again into fight alongside U.S. Military soldiers who embraced him as a fellow grunt. When it was over, he back to the States to confront living with the lack of his closest pals. This can be a story of American values and upbringing, of stunning heroism, and of changing to loss and to civilian life.
 
We see it throughout Meyer’s eyes, bullet by way of bullet, with uncooked honesty in telling of both the mistakes that resulted in tragedy and the get to the bottom of of American squaddies, U.S.Marines, and Afghan soldiers who’d been abandoned and confronted certain death. 
 
Meticulously researched and thrillingly informed, with nonstop p.c. and vivid element, Into the Fire is the true story of a modern American hero.
 
“Sergeant Meyer embodies all that is good about our nation’s Corps of Marines. . . . [His] heroic moves . . . will ceaselessly be etched in our Corps’ wealthy legacy of courage and valor.”—Common James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps

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Book Details

Author: Bing West Publisher: Random Home Binding: Kindle Edition Language: English Pages: 256

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