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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Slight Digression... A Book Review!

16 years ago, 160 members of Task Force Ranger roped into the city of Mogadishu. The next day, they drove out with 104 casualties, 16 of which were killed in action. However, they administered over 5 times their number of casualties on the enemy.

Since that time, the Battle of Mogadishu, more popularly known as "Black Hawk Down", has become one of the text book examples of modern urban warfare.

One of the best stories of this battle is the autobiography by Jeff Struecker, entitled Road to Unafraid. Struecker is currently acting as an Army Chaplain with the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He tells of his experiences with a definite Christian bias.
Although much of this book tells of his experiences during the battle, it also covers his earlier action in Panama and the Gulf War. Throughout the book, he stresses his commitment to God and family. To me, one of the more fascinating parts was his account of the training he under went in order to win the Best Ranger Competition in 1996. Jeff Struecker's commitment to God and family is a great encouragement. I really recommend this book. Language is very minimal.

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Blogger Johnson said...

Good review, Stephen.

BTW - how are you posting if you're at TPC? Please tell me y'all don't have access to computer terminals . . .

Looking forward to talking with you about the week!

October 3, 2009 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Hi Johnson!

No, these posts were scheduled. I'll be glad to tell you how it's done.

I actually just got back home about 10 minutes ago...


October 3, 2009 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

This is a really good book - I also would highly recommend it. The story was great and it was not too technical for those of us who can't keep up with the many military abbreviations. Thanks for the recommendation Stephen-
Love you- Mom
PS We are so glad y'all are home!!!

October 5, 2009 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Thank you mommy!

October 5, 2009 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

I'm sold buddy!

October 6, 2009 at 10:10 PM  

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