This is one of those stories that just stays with you. The things this man has seen, and lived through is unimaginable. I do not recommend reading it if you have anyone close to you in active duty over seas, but i do recommend reading it at some point.
I've read many accounts of troops in our current wars, and would recommend "Red Platoon," "The Outpost," and "Dead Men Risen."
This book is an extended right wing rant, and the author never stops patting himself on the back via the always-annoying technique of "humble bragging." This guy is the perfect example if why we get into stupid no-win situations, and he never stops talking about all the bullies he loves and looks up to. I can see why the tiny-brained folk would love this: It's a cartoon.
I'm two hours into this and it's still just rants and boasting. Bleah. I'm done. Save yourself some time and money and try one of the many excellent war accounts out there.
As a patriot and soldier I highly recommend. every 18 Year old should read. inspiring.
it starts off as probably the worst narration I've ever listen to. like that narrator is trying to remake War and Peace being very dramatic and emotional. dick grew on me however and I found myself really enjoying the book. Great story much respect to our troops.
Being a book based on the military you can expect a lot of dialogue that is written in all caps... The narrator reads ALL shouted words in a breathy, annoying voice. Couldn't stand it.