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Fighting Blind

Author : Ivan Castro
ISBN : 9781466887985
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper’s post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro’s life as well. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was medevac’d to Germany more dead than alive. His lungs were collapsed. He couldn’t hear. One eye had been blown out, the nerve to the other severed. In the weeks and months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he eventually fought his way back to health through exercise and a single-minded goal: running a marathon. Once he set his course, there was no stopping him. Stubborn to a point that at times bordered on insanity, he managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. Since 2007, he has run over two dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013, where he was one of the runners diverted when the bombs exploded. Today, Castro helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were “sighted.” Fighting Blind, this frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds: an Unbroken for the present generation.

Fighting Blind On Assignment In War Torn Iraq

Author : Shane Horsburgh
ISBN : 174237879X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Fast-paced, gripping and real, a former SWAT team leader and Commando trainer, shares his life story - an intense sometimes humorous account of a remarkable life. Heroism is found in many forms and sometimes in the most unlikely places Australian Shane Horsburgh spent years immersed in the chaotic, adrenaline-fuelled world of high-risk policing and counterterrorism - but when the thrill wore off, he quit his job and flew into Baghdad to work for the US Department of Defense, training commandos for the post-Saddam Iraqi police force. Life in Iraq is surreal, violent and unpredictable - and the enemy is almost impossible to pick. Shane must endure intense physical and mental stress brought on by rogue insurgents, mortar attacks, roadside bombs and fifty-degree heat, doing his best to survive while staying focused on the job. Then he meets an elderly Iraqi man, known as the Professor, in a brief encounter that changes his life . . . 'This is a great read for all blokes, and women too who want to understand us guys a little more . . . Fighting Blind is a must-read.' Glenn McGrath

Fighting Blind Why U S Army Divisions Need A Dedicated Reconnaissance And Security Force Value Of Division Cavalry Squadron For Fu

Author : U. S. Military
ISBN : 172407914X
Genre : History
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Since the Army reorganized into modular Brigade Combat Teams, US Army divisions have not had a dedicated reconnaissance and security force. This study answers the questions do US Army divisions need a dedicated reconnaissance and security force and if so how should it be organized, equipped, and trained? This study uses history, trends in warfare, and current US Army doctrine to answer the research questions. This monograph finds that divisions need a dedicated division cavalry squadron. Left without a dedicated reconnaissance and security force divisions in World War I, such as 1st Division created scout detachments and requested observation airplanes to aid in reconnaissance and security tasks. For the rest of the 20th century the US Army experimented with the right organization, equipment and training for reconnaissance and security but every division had a dedicated reconnaissance and security force. By the 2003 invasion of Iraq, 3d Infantry Division employed a division cavalry squadron that integrated ground and air capabilities to great effect. Trends in warfare and technology show reconnaissance and security tasks will remain essential as the enemy attempts to remain hidden from US strengths in firepower. Recent combat in Ukraine highlight the lethality of the modern battlefield. The enemy of the future will continue to disperse across the battlefield and will use complex terrain such as megacities to conceal its location and preserve its combat power. Current US Army doctrine describes the need for reconnaissance and security forces in the deep area to shape the division close fight. This study recommends that the Army should organize, equip, and train a dedicated reconnaissance and security force based on the tasks zone reconnaissance, reconnaissance in force and guard. To conduct these tasks, the Army should organize, equip, and train the force keeping in mind four characteristics that will make the force capable of the reconnaissance and security tasks divisions need. First, the organization needs to be able to fight for information and time. Second, divisions need combined ground, aerial and technical reconnaissance abilities. Third, the division reconnaissance and security force needs to move faster both in and out of contact with the enemy and faster than the enemy or the division main body. Fourth, division reconnaissance and security needs to be capable of providing the mission command over a unit capable of the reconnaissance and security tasks expected by the division. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Evolution of Division Reconnaissance and Security Formations 3. Theory of Future Warfare 4. Doctrine 5. Organizing, Equipping, and Training a Division Cavalry Force 6. Conclusion

Beta Earth Paradise

Author : J.R. Napier
ISBN : 9781530210770
Genre : Fiction
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The exciting and inspirational conclusion to the Beta Earth Series. Beta Earth: Paradise follows the events of Beta Earth: Awakening. The final battle has arrived. The only battle that truly matters. The fight for our Paradise.

Directory Of Activities For The Blind In The United States And Canada

Author : American Foundation for the Blind
ISBN : 0891282424
Genre : Blind
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Provides thousands of entries for services to the visually impaired in the fields of education, rehabilitation, aging, and low vision

Afb Directory Of Services For Blind And Visually Impaired Persons In The United States And Canada

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111104530
Genre : Blind
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End Of Knowing

Author : Fred Newman
ISBN : 9781134778294
Genre : Psychology
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Dragon Of Despair

Author : Jane Lindskold
ISBN : 9781429913089
Genre : Fiction
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The sequel to Through Wolf's Eyes and Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart Smart like a human. Smart like a wolf. Better yet, smart like both. With Through Wolf's Eyes and Wolf's Head, Wolf's Heart, Jane Lindskold introduced us to young Firekeeper, one of the most appealing heroines in modern fantasy. Raised far from humans by smart, language-using wolves, then brought back to the court of Hawk Haven, Firekeeper has had to learn to cope with human society. And as it turns out, for one raised amidst intelligent social carnivores, the intrigues of the human pack aren't all that unfamiliar. Now Melina Shield, the beautiful, unscrupulous, and thoroughly discredited sorceress whose power-hungry intrigues have already made so much trouble for Firekeeper, is once again using her power to cloud men's minds. She has induced the ruler of New Kelvin to marry her. This is bad news all round. It's particularly bad news for Firekeeper. Melina has never abandoned her schemes to gain power through the use of forbidden ancient sorcery. And the leaders of the royal beasts who watch over this world have given Firekeeper -- and her intelligent wolf companion, Blind Seer -- the responsibility of stopping her. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Fire Of Ares

Author : Michael Ford
ISBN : 9780802728173
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Lysander is a slave in ancient Sparta - the lowest of the low. But a chance meeting reveals his noble heritage and soon Lysander is training to be a Spartan warrior, alongside boys who once despised him. But there's a twist when an amulet - the Fire of Ares - is stolen from Lysander. Can Lysander live up to his true destiny and can he stand up for the things he believes in - truth, equality and justice? With loyal friends by his side, Lysander hopes he can make his grandfather proud of him and prove to that anyone can be a true hero.

Blind Innocence Ii

Author : A. Adams Jones
ISBN : 9781490734057
Genre : Fiction
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Blind Innocence II is a unique story of trials, tribulations and overcoming ones obstacles. Tarell Johnson has come a long way from where he started out in life. Now having just about everything a man could want and need, the one thing he doesnt have is the woman of his dreams (Debbie). As you follow along in this very complicated,confusing and controversial love story, you will see the meaning of true love. Monique Johnson, a former crack addict and street hustler, even after changing her life continues to face many trials. Losing yet, another child, but this time to a violent crime and almost losing her own life as well, still perseveres even through her tears. Traveling through scenes of Moniques life will show readers what the words strength and courage truly means. Theresa, the minister, is looked at by many people as one having Gods wisdom and knowledge of Him, and knowing to do the right things. However,with her husband Eric being in the military over 15 years, and away fromhome; she battles with her spirituality and humanity as she becomes lonely, angry, and just tired of it. Through Theresas trials readers will see how important it is to pray for those in authority and leadership.

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