Hey VCB, how's it been?
On my journey to Missouri and back over break I "read" most of a couple of books on the road in audio form, and wanted to share Level Zero Heroes with y'all.
Written by a JTAC rolling with a MARSOC team in Afghanistan, he tells some pretty crazy stories about shooting Taliban and partying at dead hooker burial sites in full kit. Was also cool reading a personal perspective of JTAC things after learning about shit from Mav, especially reading the perspective of the dude on the ground after getting taught by the guy in the sky.
He moans about ROE an annoying amount, but I guess that's to be expected when you have the full fury of air power at your fingertips and hardly get to use it because of some ninny civilians that may get dismembered. Also, even while he tries not to be a dick about it there's the expected MARSOC "hurr everyone but us is dumb and sucks", although these other dudes did totally call in an A-10 gun run on themselves which killed multiple people...
I would definitely not recommend getting the audiobook from Audible like I did, the dude who reads it has his annoying husky "I'm gonna read everything like an action movie preview voice and annoyingly mispronounce military terms and acronyms while I'm doing it" voice.
Side note on my personal life, it seems I made a good decision going ahead and bowing out when I did; there has been a grand total of one time where I feasibly could have attended an op and even then I didn't know ahead of time because my wife stayed much later than expected at work. Hopefully I can catch you guys some time or another.