Strategy for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) - Experience with U-2 Spy Aircraft in Iraq Searching for IEDs, Afghanistan War, Obstacles to ISR Integration, Battlefield Impact:
On February 19, 2007, SSG Shilo Harris was patrolling an infamous southern Iraqi roadway when his Humvee was struck by an IED. Moments later, three members of his crew were dead and Shilo had sustained severe burns over 35 percent of his body, lost his ears and the skin off his face, and lost much of the use of his badly mangled fingers. This fiery moment was just the beginning of an arduous road laced with pain, emotional anguish, and much soul-searching. For 48 days Shilo lay trapped in a medically induced coma as his wife, unable to ease his suffering, had to come to grips with a man utterly changed. This is the story of a young boy raised in a small Texas town under the heavy yoke of a father struggling with the personal aftermath of his service in Vietnam. This is the story of the first human being to participate in extracellular stem cell regeneration to regrow lost body parts. This is the story of the survivor not only of an explosion but of more than 60 surgeries to restore both form and function to his broken body. This is the story of the wife who stood by his side, made hard decisions, and continues to support her husband through his struggles with PTSD. This is the story of a God who reshapes us into the people he wants us to be. And in that way, this is the story of all of us. Anyone whose life has been touched by tragedy and loss, especially military families dealing with PTSD, TBI, amputations, and other realities of wartime service, will find strength, encouragement, and inspiration in this moving memoir. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Johnny Heller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001161/bk_hove_001161_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2014 Pulitzer Prize nominee Gunnery Sargent Perceval Stone, a third generation Marine, is suddenly medically retired. After all of the collective damage of many wars and actions, an IED leaves him with TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Stone is a walking mental time-bomb like so many others who have lost their compass. If he can´t find his center and path, he may never get back. Walking away confused from the only home and family he has ever known, he has a phone in his pocket that he does not know how to use, a pesky yeoman stalking his every move, and is on an $800 motorcycle, headed west from Bethesda, MD, searching for what it means to be a civilian, and what makes home, home. In an effort to find his peace, he ends up beside a tranquil lake, watching a perfect sunset. And then the phone rings.... Thousands of military have come back - but couldn´t find their way home. If you ever served, had a loved one who did, or just know someone - this is the audiobook for you, and a gift for them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Knox. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110256/bk_acx0_110256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.