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Publisher's Summary

On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner’s hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski’s right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm.
He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn’t healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment.
On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski’s patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with “V” for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor—and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds.
Back in the Fight is an inspiring and thrilling tale listeners will never forget. The inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb.
Includes a bonus interview with Sergeant Joseph Kapacziewski and his editor, Marc Resnick.
©2013 Sergeant Joseph Kapacziewski and Charles W. Sasser (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Military buffs will relish this fast-paced account of youthful yearnings for military service, brutal Ranger training, and page after page of camaraderie, horseplay, grim humor, and vivid nuts-and-bolts action. Even readers lukewarm to military memoirs will admire the fierce dedication required to be the first Ranger to go to war with a prosthetic limb." (Publisher's Weekly Review)
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By TAG P. on 06-15-17

One of the best

I've read almost all war books. This is one of the best. Very good writing/ narration.

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By Ryan Winters on 05-05-17

Great book. This is a must read.

This book was amazing. I couldn't put it down. This is a must read. awesome.

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By R. Wilson on 02-09-17

30% author content 70% padding

Amazing story about the courage and determination of a great soldier, but the amount of background to the various wars and conflicts was mind numbing not alot of actual content about the author until the last quarter.

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By Andrew on 04-30-16

truly inspirational

A very touching and inspirational book. A true warrior with a do not give up attitude.

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