Ed Darack – Victory Point

In late June, 2005, media sources recounted the tragic story of 19 US special-operations personnel who died at the hands of insurgent/terrorist leader Ahmad Shah – and the lone survivor of Shah’s ambush – deep in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan. The harrowing events of Operation Red Wings marked an important – yet widely misreported – chapter in the Global War on Terror, the full details of which the public burned to learn.

Victory Point reveals the complete, as-yet untold story of Operation Red Wings (often misreferenced as “Operation Redwing”) and the follow-on mission, Operation Whalers. Together, these two US Marine Corps operations (that in the case of Red Wings utilized Navy SEALs for its opening phase) unfurl not as a mission gone terribly wrong, but of a complex and difficult campaign that ultimately saw the demise of Ahmad Shah and his small army of barbarous fighters.

Due to the valor, courage, and commitment of the Second Battalion of the Third Marine Regiment in the summer of 2005, Afghanistan was able to hold free elections that fall. Here is the inspiring true account of heroism, duty, and brotherhood between Marines fighting the War on Terror.

Author: Ed Darack
Narrator: John Pruden
Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Released: 18 Nov 2009
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

cyanide rocky

the first three or four hours is all a history of Afghanistan. It’s interesting, sure, however when you pick up a book like this typically you’re interested in the action. I wanted to hear more about the battles, more about the Marines, more about what really happened with Operation Red Wings, but what I got was some of that with a whole lot of Afghanistan’s history. The book is good and worth the read, however the first three or four hours is tough to get through.