❮PDF❯ ✅ A Nightmares Prayer Author Michael Franzak – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Winner of the 2012 Colby Award and the first Afghanistan memoir ever to be written by a Marine Harrier pilot A Nightmare’s Prayer portrays the realities of war in the twenty first century taking a u Winner of the Colby Award and the first Afghanistan memoir ever to be written by a Marine Harrier pilot A Nightmare’s Prayer portrays the realities of war in the twenty first century taking a uniue and powerful perspective on combat in Afghanistan as told by a former enlisted man turned officer Lt Col Michael “Zak” Franzak was an AV B Marine Corps Harrier pilot who served as A Nightmares eBook ¶ executive officer of VMA “The Flying Nightmares” while deployed in Afghanistan from to The suadron was the first to base Harriers in Bagram in support of Operation Enduring Freedom But what should have been a standard six month deployment soon turned to a yearlong ordeal as the Ira conflict intensified And in what appeared to be a forgotten war half a world away from home Franzak and his colleagues struggled to stay motivated and do their job providing air cover to soldiers patrolling the inhospitable terrain I wasn’t in a foxhole I was above it I was safe and comfortable in my sheltered cocoon feet over the Hindu Kush But I prayed I prayed when I heard the muted cries of men who at last understood their fate Franzak’s personal narrative captures the day by day details of his deployment from family good byes on departure day to the suadron’s return home He explains the role the Harrier played over the Afghanistan battlefields and chronicles the life of an attack pilot—from the challenges of nighttime weather and the austere mountain environment to the frustrations of working under higher command whose micromanagement often exacerbated difficulties In vivid and poignant passages he delivers the full impact of enemy ambushes the violence of combat and the heartbreaking aftermathAnd as the Ira War unfolded Franzak became embroiled in another battle one within himself Plagued with doubts and wrestling with his ego and his belief in God he discovered in himself a man he loathed But the hardest test of his lifetime and career was still to come—one that would change him foreverA stunning true account of service and sacrifice that takes the reader from the harrowing dangers of the cockpit to the secret interior spiritual struggle facing a man trained for combat A Nightmare’s Prayer brings to life a Marine’s public and personal trials set against “the fine talcum brown soot of Afghanistan that permeated everything—even one’s soul”.
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- A Nightmares Prayer
- Michael Franzak
- 23 April 2016 Michael Franzak