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- DescriptionFrom award-winning journalist and combat veteran Michael Hirsh comes the thrilling inside story of the Air Force's pararescue operations in Afghanistan. The first journalist to be embedded with an Air Force combat unit in the war on terrorism, Hirsh flew from Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, with the 71st Rescue Squadron to their expeditionary headquarters at a secret location in Central Asia. Unparalleled access to the pararescue jumpers-or PJs-as well as to the courageous men and women who fly them where they have to go, often under enemy fire, allowed Michael Hirsh to uncover incredible stories of courage. Among them: the drama of a plane crash at 10,000 feet in the Hindu Kush mountains, where PJs climb with hundred-pound packs through chest-deep sw to rescue the crew; the tension of an unprecedented nighttime combat parachute jump into the middle of an Afghan minefield; the heartbreak during Operation Anaconda, when seven American fighting men die, including the first PJ killed in combat since Vietnam.
- Author BiographyVietnam combat veteran Michael Hirsh is a Peabody, Emmy, and Writers Guild Award-winning broadcast journalist. He is the author of Pararescue: The True Story of an Incredible Rescue at Sea and the Heroes Who Pulled it Off, The Liberators: America's Witnesses to the Holocaust, and the humorous Florida mystery Fly on the Wall. Corey M. Snow is a full-time audiobook narrator and voice talent from the great Pacific Northwest, working from his home studio in Olympia, Washington. In his life before becoming a narrator he has been a typesetter, a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, a software developer, and much more.
- Author(s)Michael Hirsh
- PublisherTantor Media, Inc
- Date of Publication17/06/2013
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationOld Saybrook, CT
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTantor Media, Inc
- Weight72 g
- Width135 mm
- Height190 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Narrator(s)Corey M. Snow
- Format DetailsMP3 format
- Running Time728
- Edition StatementUnabridged
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