“Gritty, graphic, and real.” Winner of several major book awards! Senior Infantry Sergeant Chad Rickard takes you through a harrowing tour as an embedded infantry advisor to the Afghan National Army. A veteran of numerous combat tours with the U.S. Army, Rickard faced his ultimate challenge in Khost Province Afghanistan as he battled Haqqani Taliban in 2009. Often outnumbered, his team skillfully directed artillery and close air support to even the odds and inflict great damage upon their enemies. From large-scale mountain warfare, to close quarters battle on the streets of Khost City, his memoir leaves nothing to the imagination.
Late in 2008 Chad Rickard deployed as a member of a U.S. Army Combat Advisor team to the highly contested Khost Province of Eastern Afghanistan. As a senior infantry advisor, Rickard embedded with the Afghan Army and spent nine months slugging it out with Haqqani Taliban along the Pakistan border region in a deadly battle for control of Spera District. His riveting memoir brings recognition and honor to the Combat Advisor legacy that is but a footnote in U.S. military history.
In “Mayhem 337” Rickard powerfully recounts his experiences during periods of intense combat. He graphically describes fighting alongside Afghan Soldiers and U.S. Army Special Operations Forces from the streets of Khost City to the mountainous regions against numerically superior enemy forces.
In 2008, multi-tour combat veteran and US Army Infantryman Chad Rickard embedded within the Afghan Army as a Combat Advisor. Sent to Khost Province, Rickard was confronted with a tenacious enemy. Often outnumbered, Rickard and his men fought the Taliban on the streets of Khost City and the mountains of Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations to large-scale mountain warfare, follow in his footsteps in this action-packed, well-written memoir. “Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic style.”
In 2008, senior US Army infantry sergeant Chad Rickard deployed to Afghanistan as an embedded combat advisor to the Afghan Army. Follow in his footsteps as Chad takes you on a wild ride through Eastern Afghanistan. From hostage situations on the streets of Khost City, to battling numerically superior Taliban forces in the mountains at Spera Outpost, his memoir leaves nothing to the imagination. “Skillfully written,” “Blood pumping cinematic narration.” Highly recommended for it’s stellar, authentic writing style and gritty, graphic realism! A Reader’s Favorite 5-Star award winner.
Chad Rickard was a decorated, multi-tour Iraq War veteran with hundreds of combat missions under his belt. He was a seasoned infantryman with a desire to join the fight in Afghanistan against Taliban and Al Qaeda forces bent on keeping American influence out of the region. In 2008 the opportunity arose to deploy as an infantry advisor to the Afghan Army and he seized the chance. After months of intensive training he embedded with an Afghan Army Infantry Battalion in Khost, Afghanistan. There he began a fierce and deadly nine-month fight against Haqqani Taliban along the Pakistan border of Eastern Afghanistan. His gripping memoir guides you through intense mountain warfare from an austere outpost as well as street to street fighting and hostage situations in downtown Khost City. This skillfully written, award winning memoir, is one you are sure to enjoy as Rickard shares the thrill of victory and the agony of losing men in battle.