The Wolves of Helmand – A View from Inside the Den of Modern War
epub | 18.84 MB | English | Isbn:1948677644 |
Author: Frank "Gus" Biggio | PAge: 288 | Year: 2020
At turns poignant, funny, philosophical, and raw-but always real-The Wolves of Helmand is both a heartfelt homage to the Marine brotherhood with whom Biggio served and an expression of respect and love for the people of Afghanistan who ultimately trusted, shared, and appreciated their purpose.
Ten years after serving his country as a U.S. Marine, Captain Frank "Gus" Biggio signed up once again because he missed the brotherhood of the military. Leaving behind his budding law career, his young wife, and newborn son, he was deployed to Helmand Province-the most violent region in war-torn Afghanistan-for reasons few would likely understand before reading this book.
Riven by conflict and occupation for centuries because of its strategic location, the region he landed in what was, at that time, a hotbed of Taliban insurgency. As a participant in the landmark U.S.-led Operation Khanjar, Biggio and his fellow Marines were executing a…
Category:Biographies of the Afghan War, Biographies of the Iraq War, Biographies of the Marines