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Full battle rattle : my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history, Changiz Lahidji and Ralph Pezzullo

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Full battle rattle : my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history
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Full battle rattle
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my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history
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Changiz Lahidji and Ralph Pezzullo
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My story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history
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eng
Summary
Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret―Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam. Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions in Afghanistan. Changiz is a Special Forces legend. He also happens to be the first Muslim Green Beret. Changiz served this country starting with Operation Eagle Claw in 1980, when he entered Tehran on a one-man mission to spy on Iranian soldiers guarding the US Embassy where 52 US diplomats were being held hostage. Three years later, he was in Beirut, Lebanon when a suicide car bomb exploded in front of the US Embassy killing 83 people. Weeks after that, he was shot by Hezbollah terrorists on a night mission. In Operation Iraqi Freedom, he led a convoy that was ambushed on its way to Fallujah. He was clearing houses in Mogadishu, Somalia on October, 1993 when a US Black Hawk helicopter was shot down 50 feet away from him in the incident that inspired Black Hawk Down. In 2002, he dressed as a farmer and snuck into Eastern Afghanistan and located Osama Bin Laden for the CIA. Along the way, Changiz earned numerous commendations, including the Special Forces Legion of Merit, Purple Hearts, and many others. Last year he was nominated for induction in Military Intelligence Hall of Fame and cited as "the finest noncommissioned officer to ever serve in Special Forces." His story is an amazing tale of perseverance and courage, of combat and one man's love of his adopted country
Summary
The Special Forces veteran and first Muslim Green Beret shares the stories of his contributions to history-shaping operations, including the Iran hostage rescue of 1980, the 1993 conflict that inspired "Black Hawk Down," and the locating of Osama Bin Laden
Biography type
autobiography
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10619860
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DLC
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1950-
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Lahidji, Changiz
Dewey number
356.16
Illustrations
  • plates
  • photographs
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Pezzullo, Ralph
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True
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  • Lahidji, Changiz
  • United States
  • United States
  • Special operations (Military science)
  • Iranian Americans
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Afghan War, 2001-
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adult
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my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history
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Full battle rattle : my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history, Changiz Lahidji and Ralph Pezzullo
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Contents
Prologue -- Tehran, 1980 -- Childhood, iran -- Afghanistan -- Beirut -- Grenada -- The Far East -- First Gulf War -- FBI special assignment -- Black Hawk Down down -- Haiti -- Spain -- Afghanistan -- Darfur -- Combined Joint Task Force Paladin -- 10th Group Special Forces -- Epilogue: Hearts and minds
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25 cm.
Extent
viii, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250121158
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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photographs
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regular print
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Full battle rattle : my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history, Changiz Lahidji and Ralph Pezzullo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Tehran, 1980 -- Childhood, iran -- Afghanistan -- Beirut -- Grenada -- The Far East -- First Gulf War -- FBI special assignment -- Black Hawk Down down -- Haiti -- Spain -- Afghanistan -- Darfur -- Combined Joint Task Force Paladin -- 10th Group Special Forces -- Epilogue: Hearts and minds
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 290 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250121158
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs
Specific material designation
regular print

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