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My Men are My Heroes: The Brad Kasal Story (Leatherneck Classics) ePub download

by Nathaniel R. Helms

  • Author: Nathaniel R. Helms
  • ISBN: 1612511368
  • ISBN13: 978-1612511368
  • ePub: 1989 kb | FB2: 1180 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press; Reprint edition (November 15, 2012)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.2/5
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My Men are My Heroes: The Brad Kasal Story (Leatherneck Classics) ePub download

Nathaniel R. Helms is a Vietnam veteran and former police officer, who lives in St. Charles, M. Understand that this book isn’t as much about Brad Kasal as it is about his men. The title of the books is My Men Are My Heroes.

Nathaniel R. Charles, MO. He is the author of My Men Are My Heroes: The Brad Kasal Story selected in 2012 for the USMC Commandant's "Recommended Reading List" and as a "Marine Corps Legend" book by the Marine Corps League. Series: Leatherneck Classics. Paperback: 288 pages. It is not I Am My Own Hero. If you can remember that as you read the book, the book starts to make a little more sense to you and becomes more readable.

Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal. Because of his actions in the skirmish, Kasal was awarded the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest award for heroism. My Men Are My Heroes has been selected as required reading by the Marine Commandant's Reading List and as a 'Marine Corps Legend' book by the Marine Corps League. My Men Are My Heroes is part of the Leatherneck Classics Series. Похожие книги: The Last Azawufe.

Two decades later My Men Are My Heroes introduces its readers to a living .

Two decades later My Men Are My Heroes introduces its readers to a living standard of Marine Corps esprit de corps and military decorum. Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, the pride of Iowa, is a small town boy who wanted to be a United States Marine even before a poster perfect Marine recruiter marched into his high school gym and offered him a challenge Kasal couldn't resist. The writer, Nathaniel Helms, interviewed multiple former active duty Marines to in a stunning interplay that gives credibility to the brilliant story of Brad Kasal.

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Leatherneck classics" P. of cover. Summary, et. At a house in a walled neighborhood, . Helms, Nathaniel R. Sonstige (DE-588)1033624330. Marine First Sergeant Brad Kasal and his squad became involved in a close-quarter, two hour duel with fanatical Chechen fighters. During the fight, Kasal was shot seven times, almost losing his leg, and sustained 47shrapnel wounds using his body to shield a wounded Marine from an enemy grenade.

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My Men Are My Heroes introduces its readers to a living standard of Marine Corps esprit de corps and military decorum. Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, the pride of Iowa, is a small town boy who wanted to be a United States Marine even before a poster perfect Marine recruiter marched into his high school gym and offered him a challenge Kasal couldn’t resist. After a brief visit to his childhood Kasal’s story quickly gathers steam, introducing the reader to his early Marine career; adventure filled years that earned him the name Robo-Grunt from men who don’t offer accolades easily.

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My Men Are My Heroes introduces its readers to a living standard of Marine Corps esprit de corps and military decorum. Sergeant Major Bradley Kasal, the pride of Iowa, is a small town boy who wanted to be a United States Marine even before a poster perfect Marine recruiter marched into his high school gym and offered him a challenge Kasal couldn't resist. Two decades later Kasal stood stiffly at attention, one leg literally shot in half, while the Navy Cross was pinned to his chest. Kasal is currently the Sergeant Major of the Infantry School at Camp Pendleton, CA until he retires in May, 2012.

After a brief visit to his childhood Kasal's story quickly gathers steam, introducing the reader to his early Marine career; adventure filled years that earned him the name "Robo-Grunt" from men who don't offer accolades easily. Kasal uses his experience climbing the ranks to illustrate how Marines grow, and how they are shaped by the uncompromising attitudes of the officers and non-coms charged with turning young Marines into tigers.

Kasal's adventures culminate in Iraq. By now he is 1st Sergeant Kasal, ramrodding Kilo Company, 3/1, a rifle company in 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines, the mighty "Thunder Third" that would cover itself with glory in 2004. Two days into Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003 Kilo is ordered to hold open a critical road between two bridges that Saddam's fierce Fedayeen Saddam were just as determined to take away. Kasal makes in his stand on that road, literally standing tall amidst fierce gunfire, demonstrating the kind of leadership Kilo Company needed to get the job done. Kilo's fight was part of the first big test of Marine Corps combat capabilities in the second Iraqi War and the only major engagement the Marine Corps fought during the heady days of the "Drive Up" to Baghdad. When it was over the so-called "Ninjas" of the Fedayeen Saddam were smashed. A week later Kasal was in Baghdad, welcomed with open arms by the exuberant population.

A year later 3/1 was back to Iraq, in Anbar Province, the epicenter of the brutal war now raging in the former tribal stronghold of Saddam and his henchmen. The smiling faces that had greeted 3/1 the year before were gone. Kasal is the 1st Sergeant of Weapons Company, 3/1, the armored fist of a light infantry battalion. After four months of ambushes, IEDs, and deadly skirmishes 3/1 is ordered into Fallujah, to take the ancient city back from Al Qaeda and the foreign fighters who had turned the ancient "City of Mosques" into a fortress. It is there, in November, 2004 that the "Thundering Third" entered into Marine Corps legend and Kasal into the Pantheon of Heroes for his actions during the most savage battle the Marines fought in the Iraq War.

At a non-descript house in a walled neighborhood in Fallujah Kasal, at the time accompanying a squad of Kilo's riflemen into a contested house, becomes involved in a close-quarter duel with fanatical Chechen fighters. The fight rages throughout the house, at times Marines and the foreign fighters were exchanging rifle fire and grenades at ranges of less than 10 feet. For almost two hours the squad is trapped inside the house. During the brawl Kasal is shot seven times, almost loses his leg when it is nearly severed from his body, and sustains 47shrapnel wounds when he used his body to shield a wounded Marine laying next to him from an enemy grenade. In the skirmish, forever known as the "Hell House" fight, Kasal was awarded the Navy Cross, the nation's second highest award for heroism.

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This is one of those books that manages to succeed despite its failings. The story this book has to tell is one everyone should hear. Yes, the book’s poor execution detracts from the readability of the book, but I would encourage you to slog through the antiseptic prose and lack of personality to reach the important underlying story. Understand that this book isn’t as much about Brad Kasal as it is about his men. The title of the books is My Men Are My Heroes. It is not I Am My Own Hero. If you can remember that as you read the book, the book starts to make a little more sense to you and becomes more readable.

Kasal’s story is one that reminds us of those things that are truly important in life. This book does not focus as much on the actions in which Kasal took part, but more on the life beyond those actions -- both before and after. Sitting comfortably on our couches at home, it is easy to forget that the time a Marine spends at war is quite limited compared to the number of years in which he lives outside of the war. Yet that time becomes a defining moment for these men that inevitably affects every aspect of their life and the lives of those who interact with them. And that is where this book succeeds.

This book does a good job of helping the reader better understand the Marine as a whole. This book takes you from the young man who dreams of becoming a Marine to the battle tested warrior and beyond. It gives a fuller picture of the Marine and his mindset. And that mindset isn’t an egocentric “it’s all about me” mindset. Again, reference the title of the book.

Take the time to read this book and consider what Kasal’s story is really about. This isn’t a war story so much as it is a life story. Of course when you’re a battle tested warrior, I suppose it is safe to say that your life story is indeed a story of war and its far reaching affects on your life. That my not be a war story in the classic sense, but it is still a story of war nevertheless.
Ces
,,, and the other services. This book is a biography of an extraordinary leader, but an additional lesson is provided about the extraordinary men he led and served. I sugest reading "House to House" by Bellavia., along with is book, to better understand the Second Battle of Fallujah.
Galubel
Mr. KASAL'S story is an interesting look at what a true leader is and should be. As former military I have seen good and bad leaders and the good ones invariably were the ones who lead by example and lead from the front with concern for their men and women's welfare and understanding that hard training is necessary to keeping these people alive. I can only pray that future leaders get a chance to read this book and learn it's lessons.
Andromathris
Marine, civilian, or anyone else. This book was written for people who aren't all that familiar with the military lifestyle. It's basically a journey through Brad Kasal's Marine Corps career. As a Marine myself, I almost read it all in one sitting. It had me nodding and smiling. It also had me inspired, and on the edge of my seat at times. There are a some good pictures inside which help out a lot. Some are gruesome. Like I said, this is a great book for anyone who wants a REAL good accurate look into the Marine Corps, it's more personal and intimate than it is political. Which I like. This book explains to people why we love the Marine Corps, while at the same time not necessarily agreeing with our government. One of my favorite books ever. And I'm one of those dudes who never reads.
Zonama
The book satisfies those who want to know the story behind the picture. It's not particularly well written (it is somewhat disjointed), but I think the author did a decent job with what he had to work with. We don't really get to hear the details about Brad Kasal that make him a real character and I suspect that is because he is still in the Marine Corps and doesnt want to let his book confirm the Marine reputation for being the hell raisers most of us already know they are. The author seems to skirt around this and tell us, "you get the point, right?"

I found some of the descriptions of the battle particularly interesting, like Psyops blasting AC/DC. The recovery aspect was touching and though I felt the author held back, there was still truth in his words. I give this book three three stars because it was an enlightening story about a battle we dont hear much about, and a glimpse into the life of one of the toughest men in America, but I felt that much of what could have been said was left out.
Qudanilyr
gives a feel for what it means to be a Marine. My father was always proud that he was a Marine. He proudly showed off his U.S.M.C. tattoo until the day he died.
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