In the story of a soldier who served in the U.S. Army from 1980 to 2005, Scott reveals the behind-the-scenes life of an enlisted soldier and a commissioned officer.
From surviving a terrorist attack in Colombia, encounters in the Amazon jungles of Ecuador, East Berlin and Desert Storm, and obtaining obtaining information leading to the capture of Saddam Hussein, this biography explores the reality of military life.
But above all, Stone In A Sling is a story of inspiration, leadership, adventure and unwavering courage.
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The interior of the Blackhawk helicopter was pitch black except for the pilot and copilot’s glowing control panel. The two door gunners, one on each side of the aircraft, scanned the shadows below while gripping their .249-caliber machine guns with army issued leather gloves. Night observation devices (NODS) were attached to their helmets and lowered over their eyes, emitting a fluorescent green against the black sky. They searched for anything out of place, such as the silhouetted shape of a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) tube aiming skyward.
Thawap, thawap, thawap. The droning thump of the rotor blades above would have been deafening without the yellow, foamed earplugs jammed in my ears. Below us, the city streetlights of Baghdad flickered.
I sat in the back seat, toward the tail facing the front. There were eight seats in the back, four facing across so the passengers sat knee-to-knee. Our duffle bags were then piled on top of our laps.
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