With a TON of books on his to-read list, what does Murdoc do? He orders another book. Why? Who knows? He does dumb stuff like that.
For some reason, despite a tall stack of books waiting for me, I ordered Roughneck Nine-One : The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-team at War by Frank Antenori and Hans Halberstadt. Here’s the blurb:
On April 6, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant 1st Class Antenori’s Special Forces A-Team led a violent battle against a vastly superior force at the remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. The Green Berets stopped an enemy unit that included battle tanks and more than 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers. In a spectacular fight, they battled Iraqi tanks and personnel until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield.
In the process, Nine-One encountered hordes of news media and at the peak of the fight a US Navy F-14 dropped a 500-pound bomb in the middle of a group of supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, killing and wounding dozens. This is the never-before-told, unsanitized, unedited story of the fight for the crossroads at Debecka, Iraq and a unique inside look at a Special Forces A-Team as it recruits and organizes, trains for combat, and eventually fights a battle against a huge opposing force in Iraq.
I’m prepping for a two-week trip and I plan to do a LOT of reading. This will be one of the titles that I (hopefully) will report on after I get back.
Incidentally, Antenori is running for Congress.