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Mattos, Ephraim

Works: 2 works in 13 publications in 1 language and 158 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  History 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: HV555.I72, 361.26
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Most widely held works about Ephraim Mattos
Most widely held works by Ephraim Mattos
City of death : humanitarian warriors in the battle of Mosul by Ephraim Mattos( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the true story of Ephraim Mattos, a former US Navy SEAL, and what he witnessed while volunteering as a frontline combat medic during the historic battle to retake Mosul from ISIS - the deadliest urban combat the world has seen since WWII. After leaving the US Navy SEAL teams in spring of 2017, Ephraim Mattos, age twenty-four, flew to Iraq to join a small group of volunteer humanitarians known as the Free Burma Rangers, who were working on the frontlines of the war on ISIS. Until being shot by ISIS on a suicidal rescue mission, Mattos witnessed unexplainable acts of courage and sacrifice by the Free Burma Rangers, who, while under heavy machine gun and mortar fire, assaulted across ISIS minefields, used themselves as human shields, and sprinted down ISIS-infested streets-all to retrieve wounded civilians. In City of Death: Humanitarian Warriors in the Battle of Mosul, Mattos recounts in vivid detail what he saw and felt while he and the other Free Burma Rangers evacuated the wounded, conducted rescue missions, and at times fought shoulder-to-shoulder with the Iraqi Army against ISIS. Filled with raw and emotional descriptions of what it's like to come face-to-face with death, this is the harrowing and uplifting true story of a small group of men who risked everything to save the lives of the Iraqi people and who followed the credence, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." As the coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestselling American Sniper, Scott McEwen has teamed up with Mattos to help share an unforgettable tale of an American warrior turned humanitarian forced to fight his way into and out of a Hell on Earth created by ISIS
City of death : humanitarian warriors in the Battle of Mosul by Ephraim Mattos( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Former Navy Seal Ephraim Mattos shares his experiences working with the Free Burma Rangers humanitarian group to rescue innocents from slaughter by ISIS in the active war zone of Mosul, Iraq. After years of training, deploying, and conducting missions as a US Navy SEAL sniper in the War on Terror, 25-year-old Ephraim Mattos found himself unsatisfied and searching for a more fulfilling life of service. After two deployments with the SEAL Teams, resulting in hatred and bitterness towards his enemies and vivid flashbacks and depression when he returned home, he decided he would not re-enlist, and began to seek another way to help people suffering from the ravages of war, and maybe find some small measure of peace for himself. Mattos' desire to help others drove him to join a group of volunteer warriors that deliver medical care and humanitarian aid to abandoned people in the most violent places on the planet, the Free Burma Rangers (FBR) described by the New York Times as "Doctors Without Borders - With Guns." FBR's founder quickly became a role-model for Mattos as he learned the true meaning of FBR's motto: De Oppresso Liber - Liberate the Oppressed. Mattos and the team of ex-military "aid workers" embed with the Iraqi military and assault the bloody stronghold of ISIS: West Mosul, Iraq. While in the thick of battle, Mattos and his team of humanitarians witness scenes of mass executions and acts of cruelty that are largely unknown to the rest of the world. In the end, Mattos' deep wounds, both physical and mental, were healed. His message to fellow war fighters and the world was learned from the FBR: When you fight, strike terror into the hearts of your enemy as you slaughter them at every turn, but while you do, let your soul be consumed with love for those who stand behind you, not hatred for those who stand against you. When the battle has ended, if you give in to the hate, your defeated enemies will survive in your mind and continue to tear you apart from the inside. Release the hatred you have for your enemies, and the mental trauma and bitterness will be released from you. When you go home, forgive your enemies and regard them with pity and sadness, and hold your family close
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