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Old 05-23-2022, 09:03   #1
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Swords of Lightning (ODA-595)

Just happened to catch a quick interview on FNC by Dana Perino with Bob Pennington, Mark Nutsch and Jim DeFelice covering the release of their book that chronicles the ODA-595 mission at the outset of OEF.

Nice interview and looking forward to it arriving.
https://www.amazon.com/Swords-Lightn.../dp/163758153X


After they briefly discussed how they (finally) arrived at the title, Pennington opined that he thought it should've been named "ODA-595 rides werewolves into battle"
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Old 05-23-2022, 11:52   #2
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"ODA-595 rides werewolves into battle"


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For those that haven't done so, if you use Amazon create yourself a Smile Amazon account. Same stuff, same place. Then select Green Beret Foundation as your designated charity. It's easy to do & using that link instead of the regular Amazon URL makes them kick a piece of all your purchases to the GBF. A Brazilian here & a Brazilian there... pretty soon you're talking about real money.
Love the title..

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Love the title..
LOL, this oughta be a video game
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How would you rate "Swords" compared to Jim Donahue's accounts in the "Black Jack" series. Following in Donahue's and Snider's footsteps, I found Jim's first person accounts very real on both an emotional and action level to the point that I could smell the jungle heat and feel the pain of loss when one of the "Cambodes" had been hit. My fear is that "Swords" will read like a third person action/adventure trope and leave me feeling like I just played a video game.I got a b.day coming up and was thinking about recommending "Swords" to my daughter for a b.day present for me, but I will wait to read yous guys opinions first
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Old 05-24-2022, 14:07   #5
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How would you rate "Swords" compared to Jim Donahue's accounts in the "Black Jack" series. Following in Donahue's and Snider's footsteps, I found Jim's first person accounts very real on both an emotional and action level to the point that I could smell the jungle heat and feel the pain of loss when one of the "Cambodes" had been hit. My fear is that "Swords" will read like a third person action/adventure trope and leave me feeling like I just played a video game.I got a b.day coming up and was thinking about recommending "Swords" to my daughter for a b.day present for me, but I will wait to read yous guys opinions first
I'll be delighted to let you know. I ordered it 10 minutes after the interview; it's inbound & when it gets here it goes to the head of the class on the nightstand. Given the subject it was an automatic order, just 'cause.

I've read & seen various accounts and that includes both Robin Moore's book on TF Dagger and some stuff from Halberstadt. Mark Nutsch during the interview mentioned that this had been an effort of many years to get the story told "right" (whatever that turns out to be). But I'll let you know. Agree that Donahue's work you cite is a high bar indeed, so we'll see.
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I'll be delighted to let you know. I ordered it 10 minutes after the interview; it's inbound & when it gets here it goes to the head of the class on the nightstand. Given the subject it was an automatic order, just 'cause.

I've read & seen various accounts and that includes both Robin Moore's book on TF Dagger and some stuff from Halberstadt. Mark Nutsch during the interview mentioned that this had been an effort of many years to get the story told "right" (whatever that turns out to be). But I'll let you know. Agree that Donahue's work you cite is a high bar indeed, so we'll see.
Thank you Badger. I will await your review. Your opinion is FINEST KIND!
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