Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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The first rounds slammed into the windshield like a jackhammer. I winced, expecting the worst. Luckily, the bullet-resistant glass did its job, otherwise my brains would have been blown all over the truck. Rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) shot by just feet away, so close I could see the spring-loaded stabilizer fins that can easily shear off men's heads, arms, legs, and destroy a small vehicle with appalling quickness. Their vapor trails hung in the air. The roar of machine guns was deafening, overwhelming. We had just arrived at the battlefield.

- From Lions of Kandahar by Major Rusty Bradley

2 comments:

Rajesh Noah said...

Thank you Michael. I have been adding books to my collection based on your as well as Nicholas Bate’s blog. Rusty Bradley did not disappoint. This led to searching YouTube for hearing the voice of the major. I have also bought two of your books (Presentation and being careful about what to say) from Amazon India. The short book on presentation supplements the 96 page book by Nicholas (Love Presenting ...) He gifted this to me in 2016. Thank you both.

Michael Wade said...

Rajesh,

Many thanks for your kind remarks.

I am glad the books have been of assistance.

Michael