Hammerhead Six

  • by Ronald Fry, Tad Tuleja - contributor
  • Narrated by Ronald Fry
  • 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two years before the action in Lone Survivor, a team of Green Berets conducted a very different successful mission in Afghanistan's notorious Pech Valley. Led by Captain Ronald Fry, Hammerhead Six applied the principles of unconventional warfare to "win hearts and minds" and fight against the terrorist insurgency.
In 2003, the Special Forces soldiers entered an area later called "the most dangerous place in Afghanistan". Here, where the line between civilians and armed zealots was indistinct, they illustrated the Afghan proverb "I destroy my enemy by making him my friend." Fry recounts how they were seen as welcome guests rather than invaders. Soon after their deployment ended, the Pech Valley reverted to turmoil. Their success was never replicated.
Hammerhead Six finally reveals how cultural respect and hard work (and the occasional machine-gun burst) were more than a match for the Taliban and Al Qaeda.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great Book

What made the experience of listening to Hammerhead Six the most enjoyable?

It was great to here how a group of Green Berets when in country and WORKED with the locals to provide a working relationship and safe haven to live in.

What did you like best about this story?

What they accomplished in there time in country. The Special forces did a great job

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- Marc P. Timbrook

Amazing story!

I've listened to over 100 audible books. This is tops on my list. This story is not about how to win a war, but in how to connect with people and their community.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-19-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio