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Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Written by Changiz Lahidji and Ralph Pezzullo

Narrated by Eric Pollins


Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Written by Changiz Lahidji and Ralph Pezzullo

Narrated by Eric Pollins

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5/5 (16 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
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Released:
Feb 6, 2018
ISBN:
9781427293732
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Description

With over 100 combat missions and 24 years as a Green Beret, Changiz Lahidji is an expert in military operations. Full Battle Rattle is the legendary audiobook memoir 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."

Written with Ralph Pezzullo, Changiz's story is an amazing audiobook of perseverance and courage, of combat and one man's love for his adopted country.

Publisher:
Released:
Feb 6, 2018
ISBN:
9781427293732
Format:
Audiobook

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About the author

Retired Master Sergeant CHANGIZ LAHIDJI is a highly decorated member of the US Special Forces with over 24 years of active service. He’s participated in many top-secret missions in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. He later worked as a Ceasefire Monitor in Darfur, a Tactical Advisor to the US Army in Afghanistan, and Guard Force Commander for the US Embassy in Kabul.


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  • (5/5)
    This guy has seen it all and done it all
  • (4/5)
    Awsome. What a stud!! I wish there were more men like this guy!! Willing to put everything on the line... Do what's right.. Judge not
  • (5/5)
    Practically a first hand history lesson on US special forces and CIA operations. Despite the name and content, the author doesn't seam to beat his drum as loudly as would be expected, nor as loudly as most 'one tour badasses' currently writing books. Would recommend this one for any reader interested in covert military career progression and how one becomes a true combat professional.