By Dillard Johnson, James Tarr
Amid ferocious combating that repeatedly approximately took his existence, Sergeant Dillard "C. J." Johnson and his group are famous by means of Pentagon reviews to have accounted for surprising enemy KIA totals whereas combating in and out of the "Carnivore," the Bradley struggling with motor vehicle Johnson commanded in the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After miraculously beating stage-three melanoma (caused through radiation publicity from firing armor-piercing depleted-uranium rounds in the course of combat), he back to his platoon in Baghdad for a moment journey, usually serving as a sniper holding his fellow troops. this day, Johnson and his men's tale is the stuff of legend—earning them a canopy tale in Soldier of Fortune and a exhibit within the fortress Stewart Museum. yet in simple terms now could be Johnson telling his complete tale: reviewed and authorized for ebook via the dep. of Defense, Carnivore is the gripping and unflinchingly sincere autobiography of a striking American warrior.
"The expected enemy KIAs for workers Sergeant Johnson’s BIFV [Bradley Infantry combating automobile] in this struggle [22 March, 2003] was once 488. The casual estimate from the troop used to be that Johnson and his group killed a minimum of 1,000 Iraqis on 23 March. Later within the movement north, Johnson engaged and destroyed 20 vans and tallied 314 KIAs within the area of An Najaf. At target FLOYD, Johnson’s platoon fought another sour struggle opposed to what they declare was once one thousand paramilitary troops. … occasions have been corroborated by means of separate interviews with the rest of C/3-7 CAV, to incorporate the troop commander." —On element: the U.S. military in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the reputable learn of the 2003 invasion commissioned by way of the U.S. military leader of Staff
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Carnivore: A Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time by Dillard Johnson, James Tarr