Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from the Battlefront
Written with Matt Eversmann, the decorated war hero immortalised in the film Black Hawk Down, James Patterson brings us firsthand wartime experiences of life on the battlefront The sacrifices of service are indescribable - except by those who have made them. Their personal stories of battlefield life reveal: - The goal to 'be ready every day, every single day,' - and how that can quickly descend into chaos. - The realisation that every solider must be 'okay with dying, consciously or subconsciously, to be good at this job'. - How 'we all need to serve something bigger than ourselves'. Men and women from every branch of the US military tell exactly how it feels to jump out of airplanes, to be boots on the ground, to shoot and be shot at, and to recognise that they might never get back home. 'When the fear shows up,' explains a Marine Corps rifleman, 'I tell myself I can do it - I will do it. And I do.' Walk in My Combat Boots offers powerful true stories of courage, honour and duty that are at once humbling and inspiring.