The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans.
This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.
Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne. His new unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had just returned stateside from the hell of Ramadi. The men were brilliant in combat but unpolished at home, where paperwork and inspections filled their days.
With tough love, Hill and his First Sergeant, an old-school former drill instructor named Tommy Scott, turned the company into the top performers in the battalion.
Hill and Scott then led Dog Company into combat in Afghanistan, where a third of their men became battlefield casualties after just six months. Meanwhile, Hill found himself at war with his own battalion commander, a charismatic but difficult man who threatened to relieve Hill at every turn.
After two of his men died on a routine patrol, Hill and a counterintelligence team busted a dozen enemy infiltrators on their base in the violent province of Wardak. Abandoned by his high command, Hill suddenly faced an excruciating choice: follow Army rules the way he always had, or damn the rules to his own destruction and protect the men he'd grown to love.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
LYNN VINCENT is a New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist. She lives in San Diego, California.
ROGER HILL is an advocate for military veterans and first responders, and is active in the fight against human trafficking. Roger lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he works in the security industry as a systems engineer.
I had the honor and privilege to work under Cpt. Hill and 1st SGT Scott on FOB Airborne. I'm glad the truth is out, this book tells everything that happened on FOB Airborne. I will never forget these two great leaders. To this day have kept in contact with a few of the soldiers in the book; Sgt. Pierce, SGT. Doyle, and Cpt. Hill. The book so far has been very well written, can't wait to continue reading. Currahee!
I couldn't put this book down from the moment I started reading it. Great story and a page-turner, action starts from the very beginning. Had butterflies in my stomach during some of the missions, then got very angry at the lack of support for our infantry in combat and the rules that bind their hands. Also at the lack of due process afforded the brave men who prioritize the safety of their soldiers over politics.