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Roughneck Nine-One: The Extraordinary Story of a Special Forces A-team at…

by Frank Antenori

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Authors do a good job describing the psychological stresses soldiers suffer waiting for permission to do their job. Also, how difficult it is to accept orders from superiors who don't support the troops or function well in combat situations. Planning, training, implementing, completing and recovering from a special operation are well defined and described. ( )
1 vote twylyghtbay | Feb 25, 2013 |
A first person account of green berets in action in Iraq in the early days of the war. ( )
1 vote jepley38 | Sep 14, 2011 |
Read this two years ago. One may argue with the reasons and confusion surrounding these wars, but the men who fight them are a special bunch. Physical bravery and a deep concern for others is a hallmark of them all. This is an amazing story, and a tragic one as well. ( )
  chriszodrow | Apr 30, 2010 |
A look at a battle in which Special Forces soldiers were outmanned 5-to-1 and still prevailed. Includes a nice opening section detailing the life and culture of the SF unit in question. ( )
  ovistine | Nov 9, 2008 |
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On balance, Antenori's memoir offers a gritty inside look at a Special Forces team at war.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312353332, Paperback)

On April 6th, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant First Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-Team (call sign Roughneck Nine One), fought a vastly superior force at a remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. The enemy unit had battle tanks and 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers. The Green Berets stopped the enemy advance, then fought them until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield.
In the process, the Nine One encountered hordes of news media and at the peak of the fight, a US Navy F-14 dropped a 500-pound bomb into the middle of a group of supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, killing and wounding dozens. This is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of the fight for the crossroads at Debecka, Iraq, and a unique inside look at a Special Forces A-team as it recruits and organizes, trains for combat, and eventually fights a battle against a huge opposing force in Iraq.

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"On April 6, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant 1st Class Frank Antenori's Special forces A-team (call sign Roughneck Nine-One), led a violent battle against a vastly superior force at the remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. In an already legendary conflict that will influence US Army doctrine for years to come, the Green Berets stopped an enemy unit that included battle tanks and more than 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers. Any normal American light infantry unit finding itself outnumbered over five to one and outgunned on the ground by such a heavily armored force would have turned and run for cover. But Green Berets don't like to run and "Nine-One Don't Run" was Antenori's team's motto from the very beginning. In a spectacular fight, they battled Iraqi tanks and personnel until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield."."In the process, Nine-One encountered hordes of news media, and at the peak of the fight, a US Navy F-14 dropped a 500-pound bomb in the middle of a group of supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, killing and wounding dozens. This is the never-before-told, unsanitized, unedited story of the fight for the crossroads at Debecka, Iraq, and a unique inside look at a Special Forces A-team as it recruits and organizes, trains for combat, and eventually fights a battle against a huge opposing force in Iraq."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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