Company Commander: Russell Lewis
As a newly commissioned captain of a veteran US Army regiment, MacDonald´s first combat experience was war at its most hellish - the Battle of the Bulge. In this plainspoken but eloquent narrative, we live each minute at MacDonald´s side, sharing in all of combat´s misery, terror, and drama. How this green commander gains his men´s loyalty in the snows of war-torn Europe is one of the most unforgettable war stories of all time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tristan Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008895/bk_blak_008895_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
LRRP Company Command:The Cav´s LRP/Rangers in Vietnam 1968-1969 Kregg P. Jorgenson
This gripping journal of a company commander from 2003 to early 2004, written in some of the most dangerous areas of post-Hussein Iraq, discusses tactics, techniques, and procedures as they evolved in the struggle to maintain order and rebuild the country. The journal tells of the dichotomy of combat operations versus nation building. It vividly captures the stresses of combat and corresponding emotions as they accumulate over time in a combat outfit. It reinforces the ideal of camaraderie among soldiers and deals with the emotional impact of losing friends in battle. Understanding these could prove invaluable to those who courageously serve our nation and will continue to endure them in this and future conflicts. Todd S. Brown commanded an infantry company in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) during Operation Iraqi Freedom and has served with the 1-508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Italy and 2-75th Rangers at Fort Lewis, Washington. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, where he served as First Captain—the highest ranking cadet. He is currently assigned as an associate professor at the United States Military Academy and has an MBA from Stanford University. He is married, an avid Ironman triathlete, and an Eagle Scout. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donald Corren. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004289/bk_blak_004289_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Lieutenant Michael Lee Lanning went to Vietnam as an eager young patriot who was confident of surviving the war. After six months in-country, he was promoted at age 23 to company commander, and his sense of duty began to shift from his nation to preserving the lives of the men in Bravo Company. Lanning and his men faced an enemy who was patient, elusive, and firm in the belief that they could outlast the Americans. The young commander also confronted the prospect of sudden, violent death, bone-numbing weariness, and the stench of blood and decaying flesh. He would lose friends and would acquire a cynical contempt for all Vietnamese, both allies and enemies.Vietnam, 1969 - 1970 is taken from the journals the author kept during his tour of duty. He wrote, ´´I dusted off men with wounds that will disable them for the rest of their lives. I dusted off a dead man that was one of the best soldiers I ever have known. I am realizing the full burdens of being a company commander.´´ The book is published by Texas A&M University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander MacDonald. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033800/bk_acx0_033800_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Company Commanders is a fun and exciting science fiction short story. It is the third short story in a series. If you are a fan of short stories or science fiction you will love reading this. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lyle Blaker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054197/bk_acx0_054197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The new commander of the Company E, 52d Infantry LRRPs, Capt. George Paccerelli, was tough, but the men´s new AO was brutal. It was bad enough that the provinces of Binh Long, Phuoc Long, and Tay Ninh bordered enemy-friendly Cambodia, but their vast stretches of double- and triple-canopy jungle were also home to four crack enemy divisions, including the Viet Cong´s notorious 95C Regiment. Only the long-range patrols could deliver the critical strategic intelligence that the 1st Cav so desperately needed. Outmanned, outgunned, far from safety, these LRRPs stalked the enemy to his lair, staging bold prisoner snatches and tracking down hidden jungle bases. Hiding in ambush, surrounded by NVA, these teams either pulled off spectacular escape-and-evasion maneuvers in running firefights - or died trying. Former LRRP Kregg Jorgenson provides a gripping account of ordinary men with extraordinary courage and heroism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Don Leslie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000395/bk_bant_000395_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After the battle, we picked up a German soldier who had been wounded. He had been shot in the leg with a .50-caliber bullet, and had lain out overnight in this freezing, subzero weather. Both of his arms and both of his legs were frozen stiff as a board. He begged us to shoot him. I couldn´t do it. I asked for a volunteer. But these battle hardened soldiers would not volunteer. One soldier lit a cigarette and held it to his lips. Another soldier brought him a hot cup of coffee and held it so he could get coffee until we got the litter jeep up there and sent him to the rear... Arnold Brown enlisted in the Army in 1936, with only an eighth-grade education. By 1944 he was a captain in the 90th Infantry Division, commanding a rifle company for 10 months in combat. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aarn/000012/bk_aarn_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A real untold story. Dr. Jordan B. Smith, Jr. became the first African-American to become the Color Company Commander at the United States Naval Academy (Annapolis or USNA) in 1976. The Class of 1976 African Americans set the pathway for changes, by demonstrating that blacks and other minorities had earned the right to be in Annapolis. The incidents and events are authentic. This audiobook is about one of the black men who graduated from the Naval Academy in 1976 whose accomplishment ignites a communication frenzy among the media - as another Navy tradition goes away. The cover picture shows a black girl wearing a traditional, southern belle, formal white dress. The pictures of this event make public that blacks could compete with their white counterparts and live in harmony. These black midshipmen pioneers of Annapolis brings an end to the discriminatory tolerant institutions of learning at the United States Naval Academy. At the time, the author thought this accomplishment was insignificant, but it faded away with time and only existed as a memory. The cover picture of this audiobook is on display in the Naval Museum in Annapolis, Maryland. The image is on display in a glass case, close by uniforms of Admiral Nimitz and Farragut, and other historical Naval documents and artifacts. Most African-Americans today are familiar with black sports professionals like Michael Jordan, and few if any know anything about the accomplishment of African-Americans who broke barriers to scuttle Navy traditions at Annapolis. The achievements of these black military men are well concealed and camouflaged. However, no significant progress ever happens without setbacks, diversions, decisions, failures, and modifications of strategies. Perseverance and struggle in making the dream a reality, has never failed throughout the author´s lifetime. It is the development of Dr. Smith´s growing mindset that allowed him to believe that he could become the 17th Company Commander. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jordan B Smith Jr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095738/bk_acx0_095738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.