From the Jungles of Vietnam to the Deserts of Iraq (A True Story)

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Colonel Jesse L. Johnson is one of the most decorated American veterans of all-time, with his forty-plus career involving intense battles in the jungles of Vietnam to fighting Al Qaeda in the deserts of Saudi Arabia (and more). Host Joe Craig talks to him and co-author Alex Holstein about Johnson’s new memoir, Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man and the Colonel’s various escapades, including the origins of Delta Force, saving NATO Commanders from terrorists, and personally welcoming the Emir of Kuwait back after the Gulf War.

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  • Host: Joe Craig, AUSA’s Book Program Director

  • Guests:
  • Colonel Jesse L. Johnson, author of Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man
  • Alex Holstein, co-author of Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man

Resources:

Rowman & Littlefield:

Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man

Credits:

Opening Dramatization

Narrator: CSM (Ret.) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director, NCO & Soldier Programs

Script: Anthony Del Col

Sound Design: Andy Bosnak

Book

Johnson, Jesse L., and Alex Holstein. Warfighter: The Story of an American Fighting Man. Guilford, CT: Lyons Press, 2022.

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