The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers

The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops SnipersI was very interested to read The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers by Nicholas Irving because I had previously served in a sniper section and because he was in 3/75. I was able to relate with this book far easier than a book like American Sniper. While American Sniper is excellent, I was not a SEAL sniper so it’s different. My time in 2/75 also helped me closely relate to the story Nicholas Irving was telling.

This was a very easy read. His story is mainly focused on a tour to Helmand, Afghanistan in 2009. It branches off now and again to information about his time in Iraq or to times when he was growing up. However, not so much as to pull you fully away from the story he is trying to tell like many military novels. This was a welcomed change as I have read so many stories of “getting through training” to get to the various units.

We do not get a lot of information about what is happening over in Afghanistan anymore. The media has completely tuned it out even though the war is still on. The information contain in this book is crucial for everyone so that they know what is happening over there. The novels being written by our service members are the history books.

Before starting this book, I read a review or comment somewhere where someone stated that it was excessively gory. My first response is, no it’s not. Everything was a description of events experienced and/or witnessed. Nothing was overly excessive in my opinion. Actually, I thought he held back quite a bit information that he could have included. My second response is, if you think this was gory, you need to re-evaluate the subject matter of the books that you are reading. If reading about a sniper is too much for you, you should choose something else to read. Underwater basket weaving is always an alternative.

One thing I do not like to do when reviewing a book is reveal all the details. You should read the book and learn about them yourself. I will definitely state that The Reaper: Autobiography of One of the Deadliest Special Ops Snipers is highly recommended.

Thank you for your service Irv!

RLTW!

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On Assimilation: A Ranger’s Return From War – The Single Most Important Book You Should Read!

On Assimilation: A Ranger's Return From WarI just finished On Assimilation: A Ranger’s Return From War by Leo Jenkins. Every person, every Veteran, every civilian should set down the book they are currently reading and pick this one up. It’s not very long and you will barely miss the time spent away from your current book. What IT WILL DO is change your life.

If you are a Veteran, this book will help you in ways you could not imagine. It will be a starting point for your healing. Leo has laid it all out there. I thank him for that.

If you’ve ever thought or spoken the words, “I Support Our Troops/Veterans” then you need to read this book. Chances are you have done more of a disservice to them than supporting them. You need to know what it’s really like to be a Veteran and know what Veteran’s are going through. From the failed VA to the fake help being offered by our government, the book shows an insight into the problems our Veteran’s are going through. Unfortunately, the reality is, those problems may initiate with you. The person who will shake a Veteran’s hand and thank them for their service but won’t even consider them for employment. Just one example of many.

Don’t set down your current book… drop it, throw it! Grab this one and read it as fast as you can.

Our brothers/sisters need your help. They fought for you and now it’s time for our country to fight for them.

Any veteran who needs to talk, message me. I am here for you. No matter what!

RLTW!

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