When the Killer Man Comes

When the Killer Man Comes

Eliminating Terrorists as A Special Operations Sniper

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"The thrilling combat memoir by special operations sniper Paul Martinez, who spent seven years in Special Operations and was a sniper assigned to 3rd Ranger Battalion. America has one force with the single mission of direct action to capture or kill the enemy. That force is the 75th Ranger Regiment. Staff Sergeant Paul Martinez was a Ranger Sniper with the 75th Rangers during the desperate fighting in Afghanistan in 2011 when the United States made the decision to try to withdraw from Afghanistan. It was never going to be easy. There were still a large number of senior Taliban and al Qaeda leaders and other terrorists in secure locations throughout that country. If the United States withdrew from Afghanistan with these terrorists and their networks still intact, they could quickly take over the country and undo all the gains that we made. These terrorists needed to be eliminated, and there was only one force to do it--the Rangers. The mission was to capture or kill as many of these terrorists as possible. Paul Martinez was one of the deadliest snipers assigned to this unit, dubbed "Team Merrill," after the Marauders of World War II fame. Martinez and his fellow Rangers faced near-impossible odds taking on an enemy who knew they were coming and who employed every conceivable tactic to kill these Rangers. In When the Killer Man Comes, Martinez tells the harrowing true story of how he and his team hunted America's enemies in an operation that would have repercussions that are still felt today."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250094407
Branch Call Number: 958.104742 MAR
Characteristics: xxxi, 261 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Galdorisi, George 1948-


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Apr 22, 2019

A vivid account of operations (mostly night time), tactics and battles fought by Army Rangers against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Paul Martinez, a special ops sniper in his platoon, lived through tedium, terror, exhaustion, mission frustration and sometimes triumph during his time serving as a Ranger. Lots of military jargon, but written in a matter of fact unvarnished conversational tone. Weapons, strategy, air support, IEDs, snipers role, rules of engagement, housing, battlefield communication -- not much is missing if one wants to learn about real life conditions for our soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan.

Thank you veterans!

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