In The Company Of Heroes

by Michael J. Durant

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Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk over Somalia, Michael Durant was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993. With devastating injuries, he was taken prisoner by a Somali warlord. With revealing insight and emotion, he tells the story of what he saw, how he survived, and the courage and heroism that only soldiers under fire could ever know.

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  • On Dec 29 2008 Tom Copeland (USCG) read this book and commented:

    You'll especially enjoy if you've already seen the movie "Blackhawk Down"... this fills in a lot of the blanks. In the last part of the book, Durant talks about the flak he received from various folks saying that he shouldn't have spoken on film for the Somalis. Not sure what the SERE trainers say about that... but I think the idea is to stay alive.

  • On Dec 22 2008 spcarbaugh read this book