Back in the Fight

Back in the Fight

The Explosive Memoir of A Special Operator Who Never Gave up

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An uplifting memoir by a disabled triathlete and the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat with a prosthetic limb describes the grenade attack that cost the author his leg, his resolve to return to service and the missions that earned him an Army Commendation for valor.

McMillan Palgrave

The inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb.

On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner's hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski's right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm.

He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn't healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment.

On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski's patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with "V" for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor—and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds.

Back in the Fight is an inspiring and thrilling tale readers will never forget.



Baker
& Taylor

A memoir by a disabled triathlete and the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat with a prosthetic limb describes the grenade attack that cost the author his leg, his resolve to return to service, and the missions that earned him an Army Commendation for valor.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250010612
9781250021281
Characteristics: viii, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Sasser, Charles W.

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SEBoiko
Dec 29, 2013

urban fighting was the worst possible scenario of battle as well as the most dangerous.

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SEBoiko
Dec 29, 2013

The setting sun signaled "hunting time."

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SEBoiko
Dec 29, 2013

No Ranger did anything alone.

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Dec 29, 2013

Surrender is not a Ranger word.

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SEBoiko
Dec 29, 2013

Sergeant Kap is hardcore.

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