Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History

Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret?Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served America in every war since Vietnam. Master Sergeant Changiz Lahidji served on Special Forces A teams longer than anyone in history, completing over a hundred combat missions in Afghanistan. Changiz is a Special Forces legend. He also happens to be the first Muslim Over 100 combat missions, 24 years as a Green Beret?Full Battle Rattle tells the legend of a soldier who served A...

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Title:Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History
Author:Changiz Lahidji
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Genres:War
ISBN:Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History
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Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Full Battle Rattle: My Story as the Longest-Serving Special Forces A-Team Soldier in American History Reviews

  • Eric
    Mar 11, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

  • Ted
    Jun 03, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

  • Jake
    Apr 03, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Ed
    Apr 15, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

  • Jenna Lynn
    Apr 04, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Dio Aufa Handoyo
    Apr 21, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

  • Phil Teves
    Mar 30, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

  • Mo
    May 30, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Samantha Ketts
    Mar 04, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Jim
    Mar 06, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Erika Demaggio
    Jun 09, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Robert Scott
    Apr 23, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Jerry Marek
    Feb 19, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Phillip Clark
    Jul 14, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Catherine H Perrou
    Mar 26, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Alexander W.I. Routh
    Apr 04, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Imran
    Jul 04, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • hugo
    May 30, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • William R. Tedford
    Feb 23, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Rusty
    Jun 22, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

  • Malcolm Kendall
    Feb 12, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Steven Golden
    Jul 12, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Wade Parkin
    Feb 20, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Shawn Watt
    May 29, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Cindy Murray
    Jul 03, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

  • Matt
    May 10, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Lumir Stepan
    May 26, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Glenn Carter
    Feb 22, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

  • Don Fallick
    Mar 21, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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  • Dave
    Jun 04, 2018

    A well-told account of Master Sergeant Lahidji's colorful life. Can't even imagine the level of racism he must have experienced from both sides of the table. My personal opinion is that the book unfortunately doesn't deeply capitalize on the differentiating factor it could have had...

    Not a real great book. It's full of so many mis-spellings and poorly worded descriptions to be almost unreadable. Lots of inaccuracies for a longtime SF trooper. Editing seems non-existent. For example, simple references like "C-rations" come out "sea rations". 5th SF Group com...

    Lahidji came to America as a young man and join the US Army. His courage and language skills made him a valuable asset in the following years. Speaking of language, if you aren't used to being around soldiers, the f-bombs, etc that he drops may offend you. As a naturalized citizen,...

    I received this book through the Goodread's Giveaways Program. I didn't hate this book, but I didn't love this book either. I am sure there were a lot of stories to recount over a 35 year period of service, but I felt that the book lacked depth. For example, I would have loved to learn...

    Not sure exactly what I was expecting but this was a standard military memoir. Lahidji's career is long and storied and he was present for many incredible events. But if you've read a military memoir, there's nothing new here. Good if that's your thing. ...

    Good story, poorly edited HSLD soldier, no doubt, but the errors in terminology were glaring. Kind of a fluff piece, and MSG Lahidji deserves better. ...

    A good read.. but horrible proofing.. Sea-rations for C-rations? Guam is 210 sq feet? ...

    I'm not really into war type books but when i started to read it I felt i couldn't put it down. An honest and compelling read! Loved it! ...

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