On June 13, 1966, men of the 1st Recon Battalion, 1st Marine Division were stationed on Hill 488. Before the week was over, they would fight the battle that would make them the most highly decorated small unit in the entire history of the US military, winning a Congressional Medal of Honor, four Navy Crosses, 13 Silver Stars, and 18 Purple Hearts - some of them posthumously.
Based on the History's series Six, an action-packed military thriller following the elite, legendary SEAL Team Six.
On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner’s hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski’s right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm. He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn’t healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated.
"The Ranger as a True Warrior"
Veteran military writer Charles Sasser presents a collection of riveting and inspiring personal accounts of American soldiers whose faith has guided them through many hardships of war. From the battlefields of the American Revolution and Civil Wars, World War I to World War II, Korea, Vietnam on up through the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan, army privates, bomber pilots, navy lieutenants, marines, prisoners of war, medics, nurses, chaplains, and others give inspirational testimony.