I read "Back in the Fight" by Joseph Kapacziewski. It's about the authors experiences as a U.S. Army Ranger. Joseph was on a deployment to Iraq when his convoy was ambushed by a large number of insurgents. An insurgent through a grenade through the gunners hatch of his humvee, the explosion from the grenade shattered his right leg and he soon had to have it amputated. Most Soldiers that lose a limb end up being medically discharged from the military. SGT Kapacziewski was able to stay in the Army. He had to go through the grueling Army Ranger training for a second time and after he proved he had what it takes to stay a Ranger he returned to service with the 75th Ranger Regiment.
The author wrote about his career in the Army because it's very rare that a Soldier with an amputated leg is allowed to stay in the Army. It's even more rare when they are in a Special Ops unit and they are able to keep there job.
I chose to read "Back in the Fight" because it tells the story of a U.S. Army Ranger. I enlisted in the Army about a week ago and I hope to one day be a member of the 75th Ranger Regiment. Any military book I read is hard to put down. I've wanted to join the military my entire life so I really love reading books about people in the military. This book was especially addicting because it's about an Army Ranger and I hope to join the 75th Ranger Regiment one day.
At the end of the book I felt like I new the SGT Kapacziewski pretty well. He reveals a lot of details about his life. Personal life and his career in the Army.
The author mainly used a journalistic style for the book. He talked about specific things that happened to him on his various deployments and at specific dates and times.