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Into the Fire: A Firsthand Account of the Most Extraordinary Battle in the Afghan War by Dakota Meyer

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“by way of of what Dakota did . . . shall be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor rite

in the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents ambushed a patrol of Afghan squaddies and Marine advisors in a mountain village known as Ganjigal. Firing from entrenched positions, the enemy used to be situated to wipe out one hundred men who had been pinned down and had been many times refused artillery toughen. Ordered to remain at the back of with the cars, twenty-one year-old Marine corporal Dakota Meyer disobeyed orders and attacked to rescue his comrades.
           
With a brave driving force at the wheel, Meyer stood in the gun turret exposed to withering fireplace, rallying Afghan troops to practice. Over the process the 5 hours, he charged into the valley time and again. employing quite a lot of system guns, rifles, grenade launchers, and even a rock, Meyer many times repulsed enemy attackers, carried wounded Afghan squaddies to safety, and equipped duvet for dozens of others to flee—ultimate acts of valor and resolution. after all, Meyer and 4 stalwart comrades—a military captain, an Afghan sergeant best, and two Marines—cleared the combatfield and came to grips with a tragedy they knew can have been avoided. For his movements on that day, Meyer become the primary living Marine in 3 many years to be provided the Medal of Honor.
 
Into the hearth tells the full story of the chaotic combat of Ganjigal for the primary time,  in a compelling, human manner that unearths it as a microcosm of our up to date wars. Meyer takes us from his upbringing on a farm in Kentucky, thru his Marine and sniper coaching, onto the combatfield, and into the vexed aftermath of his harrowing exploits in a combat that has turn into the stuff of legend. 
 
Investigations ensued, at the same time as he used to be pitched again into combat alongside u.s. army squaddies who embraced him as a fellow grunt. while it used to be over, he lower back to the States to confront living with the loss of his closest friends. this can be a tale of american values and upbringing, of stunning heroism, and of changing to loss and to civilian lifestyles.
 
We see it during Meyer’s eyes, bullet by way of bullet, with raw honesty in telling of each the errors that resulted in tragedy and the resolve of american squaddies, u.s.Marines, and Afghan squaddies who’d been abandoned and confronted sure demise. 
 
Meticulously researched and thrillingly told, with nonstop percent and vivid element, Into the hearth is the true story of a brand new American hero.
 
“Sergeant Meyer embodies all that may be just right about our nation’s Corps of Marines. . . . [His] heroic movements . . . will ceaselessly be etched in our Corps’ rich legacy of courage and valor.”—common James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps
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author: Dakota Meyerpublisher: Random areaBinding: toughduvetLanguage: EnglishPages: 2five6

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