On July 5, 2006, the 3rd Platoon, A/1/32 is ambushed below Tsangar Ridgeline in the Waterpor Valley. Tsangar shows a day in the life of a US soldier in the 1st Battalion, 32 Infantry Regiment, 10th... More > Mountain Division.< Less
On September 7-8, 2006 the 3rd Platoon, A/1/32 10th Mountain Division is tasked to Cordon and Search the village of Yakah Chinah in the southwestern Korengal Valley. On their way back to the KOP they... More > are followed and attacked by insurgents. Yakah Chinah shows two typical days in the violent months of 2006 where American soldiers fought the enemy in their own backyard.< Less
On October 2, 2006, the Third Platoon A/1/32 is sent to the village of Dokalbot to try to open good relations with the local elders there. Told they were not wanted, the platoon turned back for the... More > KOP only to be ambushed from all sides.
"Hell is the Korengal" shows one very bad day in the life of the soldiers of 3/A/1/32 in what has come to be known as 'the valley of death'.
"Hell is the Korengal" is the fourth and final book about the Third Platoon. (Tsangar, Korengal Valley Road, and Yakah Chinah are the first three.)< Less
On April 22, 2007, the most wanted terrorist in the Pech is thought to be hiding in his home village of Shudergay. Answering an intel lead, soldiers of the Second Platoon, C/1/32 10th Mountain... More > Division, head up to investigate. They occupy the village at dawn and unknowingly trap the enemy commander, who frantically begins calling for help on his radio. From all over the Pech, and from across the Pakistani border, insurgents rush to Shudergay to attack the Second Platoon and free their trapped leader. The US soldiers are unaware that the enemy commander is hiding somewhere in the village and are stunned to find the enemy--who typically flee after the first fifteen minutes of combat and certainly before air support arrives--not only staying and fighting but maneuvering on them and aggressively trying to wipe them out. The battle escalates when the Third Platoon attempts to relieve the embattled Second Platoon and are themselves ambushed by insurgents arriving from Pakistan. The 17 Hour firefight results...< Less
In September 2005, Anti-Coalition militia stole official voting ballots in Kamdesh, Nuristan, endangering the validity of the elections. Although Nuristan was considered a haven for al Qaeda and... More > other anti-American factions and not an area where American forces operated, Task Force Phoenix deployed five US National Guardmen to provide an American presence and to ensure the elections proceeded.
Five American soldiers, a remote and dangerous province, an unknown number of enemy insurgents, some possibly hiding among the Afghan National Army, unfriendly locals, a dirty ANA officer, and the Afghan National elections at stake...its amazing any of them survived.< Less
THE DIRTY FIRST AT ARANAS shows four very violent days in the Waygal Valley (November 18 through November 22) in 2006. With half of their platoon manning COP (combat outpost) Bella 7 kilometers away,... More > the other half of the First Platoon, B/1/32 10th Mountain Division, was manning The Ranchhouse-one of the most remote and dangerous COPs in all of Afghanistan. THE DIRTY FIRST AT ARANAS depicts four chaotic days in the lives of the US Soldiers stationed in the Waygal Valley and shows what American Soldiers stationed in remote corners of Afghanistan were enduring in November of 2006.< Less
Iwo Jima: arguably the most violent battle of the Second World War. On February 19th, 1945, U.S. Marines of the 4th and 5th Divisions land on sacred Japanese soil. Thirty-six days later the fighting... More > is over. Almost all of the 20,000 Japanese defenders are dead, and the shattered remains of three Marine Divisions leave Iwo after suffering over 6,000 dead and 15,000 wounded making Iwo Jima the "Gettysburg of the Pacific."
Iwo; Assault on Hell shows a worms eye view of the fighting on Iwo Jima. Seen from the eyes of the 5th Division Marines who fought and bled there, these interwoven experiences paint a blood mosaic that pays tribute to the courage and bravery of our Marine forefathers, who sacrificed so much for this famous island stepping stone.< Less