Synopses & Reviews
On April 6th, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant 1st Class Frank Antenoris Special Forces A-team (call sign Roughneck Nine-One), confronted a vastly superior force—one that included battle tanks and more than 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers—at a remote crossroads near the small village of Debecka, Iraq. The rest is history…
“A rare and unexpectedly personal look into the elite world of a Special Forces A-Team.”—Jack Coughlin, Gunnery Sergeant, USMC, and New York Times bestselling author of Shooter
Along the way, they endured a U.S .Navy F-14 dropping a 500-pound bomb on supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the ever-present threat of WMDs, and countless other deadly obstacles.
“Thoroughly detailed and carefully documented…a valuable addition to the growing list of Iraq war stories.”—Army Times
This is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of how one Special Forces A-team recruited and organized, trained and eventually fought—and won—a legendary conflict that will influence American military doctrine for years to come.
“A warts-and-all report that is strong in realistic detail and in paying tribute to the courage and endurance of the U.S. forces.”
On April 6th, 2003, twenty-six Green Berets, including those of Sergeant First Class Frank Antenori's Special Forces A-Team (call sign Roughneck Nine One), fought a vastly superior force at a remote crossroads near the village of Debecka, Iraq. The enemy unit had battle tanks and 150 well-trained, well-equipped, and well-commanded soldiers. The Green Berets stopped the enemy advance, then fought them until only a handful of Iraqi survivors finally fled the battlefield.
In the process, the Nine One encountered hordes of news media and at the peak of the fight, a US Navy F-14 dropped a 500-pound bomb into the middle of a group of supporting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, killing and wounding dozens. This is the never-before-told, unsanitized story of the fight for the crossroads at Debecka, Iraq, and a unique inside look at a Special Forces A-team as it recruits and organizes, trains for combat, and eventually fights a battle against a huge opposing force in Iraq.
A decorated combat veteran and an seasoned author of military books take a powerful look inside a Special Forces A-Team and its dramatic and controversial battle against a huge opposing force in Iraq. 16-page photo insert.
About the Author
SFC Frank Antenori, US Army (Retired) joined the Special Forces in 1988. Since then, he has participated in numerous operations in over thirty-four countries and has been awarded numerous decorations and citations, with seven received for combat actions.
Hans Halberstadt has authored or coauthored more than fifty books, most on military subjects, especially U.S. special operations forces, armor, and artillery. He served in the US Army as a helicopter door gunner in Vietnam.