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Back in the Fight - The Explosive Memoir of a Special Operator Who Never Gave Up

Joseph Kapacziewski

The inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb. On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner's hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski's right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm. He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn't healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment. On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski's patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with "V" for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor-and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds. Back in the Fight is an inspiring and thrilling tale readers will never forget.

The inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb. On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner's hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski's right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm. He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn't healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment. On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski's patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with "V" for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor-and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds. Back in the Fight is an inspiring and thrilling tale readers will never forget.
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The inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb. On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner's hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski's right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm. He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn't healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment. On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski's patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with "V" for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor-and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds. Back in the Fight is an inspiring and thrilling tale readers will never forget.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Charles W. Sasser, Johnny Heller, Jo Anna Perrin

Length:

9h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:09


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:42


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:17


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

14:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:43


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

14:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:13


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

11:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:56


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:52


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

11:00


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

11:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:47


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:03


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:26


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:36


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

11:04


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:12


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:21


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:22


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:23