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He and seven other Marines were huddled in a mud hut, their only refuge after they walked into an ambush in Trek Nawa, a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan. Down to his last 15 bullets, one buddy already terribly wounded, Mr. Garth and his company provide security. But I did know he was a vet and so I did what seemed natural: I thanked him for his service. There was a problem. I could see it from the way he looked down.SEE VIDEO BY TOPIC: Youth-Led Service, May 17, 2020
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About the Author Mat Best is a former U. He was deployed five times to Iraq and Afghanistan, four times to Operation Iraqi Freedom and once to Operation Enduring Freedom as a fire team leader. He then spent five years working as a private military contractor. In , Best created his first YouTube video, and his social media presence has since accumulated more than three million subscribers and fans while generating hundreds of millions of views.
Best is also the co-founder of three successful businesses, Black Rifle Coffee, Leadslingers Whiskey, and Article 15 Clothing, and serves as executive vice president of Black Rifle Coffee. In addition, he co-produced the feature film Range 15 , the most successful independent, crowd-funded film at the box office in the summer of Chapter 1 Does Anyone Need a Hand?
As an Army Ranger and a [redacted] contractor, I had the honor and pleasure of spending some of the best years of my life defending what this country stands for. I did my thing in many different areas of several countries over the better part of a decade. I saw a lot of death. I made a fair share of it myself, dispatching our enemies to the netherworld with extreme prejudice by any means necessary.
It was a privilege to be part of a military brotherhood that is second to none. Guys from the military can work and connect with each other outside the military too. The service is not the only place where you can create bonds with guys who know what it means to sacrifice, to suffer, and to shit in places with no doors on them. Yes, please. Our target that night was a set of buildings that either housed or operated as a meeting place for an active cell of insurgents.
Yeah, the Department of Defense will like that word. They jumped into a truck and took off. The only questions are how much, how fast, and in what direction? About halfway there, we spotted their truck trying to outflank our element. I leaned in to my team. Or, if he was even more patient, he might wait till you got close enough and then blow himself up. After enough of those instances, there was no hesitation or cautious optimism left inside me. If they were known combatants, we made sure they were dead as we tidied up the mess they made.
Ten minutes in, we saw a flickering glow on the horizon. Most of us on the squad had made that glow at one time or another. Vehicle fire. The glow guided our way, but we actually ended up hearing the vehicle before we saw it.
The heat from the fire was cooking off all the 7. Following the sound, we crested a berm and finally came upon the burning vehicle. The fire was so powerful that it had completely engulfed the truck and nearly whited out our night vision goggles. It also did that weird thing that fire does where it illuminates everything in the foreground but makes it impossible to see anything behind it. To avoid getting clipped by one of the combatants hiding in the blind spot, we organized our assault in a linear formation.
This would also reduce the odds of getting fragged by the truck firing AK rounds in every direction like a drunk Decepticon. Don't have a Kindle? Free sleep tracks. A good night's sleep is essential for keeping our minds and bodies strong. Explore Audible's collection of free sleep and relaxation audio experiences. Learn more. Customer reviews. How does Amazon calculate star ratings?
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I am a push over, everything scares me, if I get yelled at I run into my bathroom and don't come out. I wanted to attempt to conquer a fear or two, and found some of Mat Best's videos on Youtube. He was so free, so fearless, so Alpha with the ladies, I wanted to be like that. I got his book today in the mail, which my Mom brought down to my room with my ramen and soy chocolate milk. Page after page, it hooked me in, and I began to feel something deep inside.
Like a fire began burning in my soul. Once I finished the book, I walked outside, and began to breathe in the air, feel the sunshine. I began to feel free, like an Alpha. While I was feeling this newly found freedom, I felt some moisture hit my face. I slowly opened my eyes thinking that it was a rain storm coming, but all I saw was more sunshine. I rubbed my face, and realized what it was. A massive bird poo on my face. I threw up, and ran back inside to shower my entire body.
But this time, something amazing happened, I didn't ask for my Mom to give me my normal sponge bath, but I took a shower on my own two feet. Thank you Mat for letting me break into what it is like being an Alpha. When I met Mat at a book signing last week, I knew just shaking his hand was enough to get things moving in the downstairs area. You can only imagine what reading his book has done for me.
This one has lasted through chapter 9 and has shown no signs of going anywhere. So yeah, this book is worth every penny. This book is redacted great!!! Mat has one of the best senses of dark humor and even tho I am not a vet I can truly appreciate all he and others went through and I know the community as a whole is better by having Mat and a book like this exist.
If that makes you chuckle even a little you should buy this book. I was in the VA waiting room and shockingly found myself with a lot of time on my hands. I was only there to pick up some medical records, but I'm sure that everyone else there now thinks I need mental health help because of how hard I was laughing. If that statement made you laugh, this book is for you if not, I don't know, maybe go watch Don Lemon in a safe space or something. So get yourself a copy and a Ghostbed, and some Black Rifle Coffee mixed with Strikeforce Energy , and read chapters in between viewings of Range Upon opening this majestic freedom guide, a bald eagle landed at my window and I immediately grew a full beard.
Not only is this book a guide on how to be an American, but it will make you literally laugh out loud. If you're looking for the one book that truly pairs well with 2 fingers of Leadslingers Whiskey neat, obviously and a dinner plate of your finest grass fed pan-seared cod, look no further.
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Anna Francis lives in a tall old house with her father and her doll Penelope. She is a refugee, a piece of flotsam washed up in England by the tides of the Great War and the chaos that trailed in its wake. But that is all gone now, and only to her doll does she ever speak of it, because her father cannot bear to hear. She sits in the shadows of the tall house and watches the rain on the windows, creating worlds for herself to fill out the loneliness.
Sometimes I say thank you for your support, sometimes I appreciate you, sometimes I just say thanks. Always polite but always a little confused. See the phrase thank you for your service is stupid. People have this deep seeded ideological thought that Soldiers are serving the greater good and all this and that. Could I make more on the outside, absolutely.
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