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Book Recommendations - Brent Weeks

SPC Leandro Garcia - Someone You Should Know

Go to Soldiers' Angels Germany for the story on SPC Garcia - a truck driver who volunteered to be a door gunner and who's chinook was shot down while attempting to support RESTREPO. 

...The Jan. 17, 2009, mission that led to Garcia's awards was supposed to be a routine resupply mission to Outpost Restrepo. But Outpost Restrepo was located in the heart of the Korengal Valley, which was at one time dubbed "the most deadly place on Earth."

During the mission Garcia's aircraft was hit by a Rocket-Propelled Grenade that caused a fire to break out in the cabin...

Go to SA Germany to read the whole thing.