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Into the fire : a first-hand account of the most extraordinary battle in the Afghan War

Author: Dakota Meyer; Francis J West
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A Medal of Honor-awarded Marine sniper shares the controversy-marked story of his heroic contributions during a 2009 Taliban ambush during which he saved a company of Afghan soldiers and Marine advisors, a victory that compelled him to disobey orders and assume command without reinforcements or artillery support.
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Dakota Meyer; Dakota Meyer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dakota Meyer; Francis J West
ISBN: 9780812993400 0812993403 9780679645443 0679645446
OCLC Number: 778631927
Description: 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Along the Afghan-Pakistan border --
Finish the game --
The Marine years --
Monti --
Advising --
Coming together --
Out of the smoke --
Ganjigal --
Into the valley --
Paralysis --
Lost --
Into the fire --
Into the wash --
Primal --
Team Monti --
Dab Khar --
Cheerleaders --
Old haunts --
All in --
Epilogue / by Bing West.
Responsibility: Dakota Meyer and Bing West.

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In September of 2009, several hundred Taliban ambushed a company of Afghan soldiers and their Marine advisors. The enemy had the company pinned down, with only one exposed road leading in and out of  Read more...

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"A story of men at their best and at their worst . . . leaves you gaping in admiration at Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer's courage."--"National Review" "Meyer's dazzling bravery wasn't momentary Read more...

 
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