‘I’d only had one lesson in Krav Maga. All I had in my mind were, like, things from movies’
Staff Sgt. Jared Monti died to save a teammate in the middle of a firefight.
On June 18, 2006 Army Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti led 16 fellow soldiers on a mission up a mountainside into enemy territory near Gowardesh in northeastern Afghanistan. 594 more words
In this excerpt from The Red Circle: My Life In The Navy SEAL Sniper Corps And How I Trained America’s Deadliest Marksmen, former Navy SEAL sniper instructor Brandon Webb, describes the deadliest sniper in US military history. 514 more words
Floridian Izzy Ezagui, gravely injured in Gaza in 2008, wasn’t going to let the loss of his left arm stop him from heading back to combat duty… 293 more words
Years after clearing paths through the Battle of Iwo Jima with a flamethrower, Woody Williams is still serving his country.
In early December, I had the humbling honor of being connected with a former Marine named Hershel “Woody” Williams, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient. 276 more words
This month’s original Task & Purpose comic is in the spirit of the season. During the Christmas Truce of 1914, German and British soldiers laid down their arms and met in no man’s land to play a spirited game of soccer. 21 more words