Never Leave a Man Behind

Using the values and principles taught in the service to get back on track; putting the other person first and above all never leaving a man behind. If you wish to sponsor or support or just follow the Cockleshell Endeavour project or ...

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Author: Mick Dawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472144010

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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'Mick Dawson's gripping Never Leave A Man Behind, effectively two adventure stories for the price of one, can be justifiably described as "unputdownable". Dawson is a man you would want on your side, whether in battle or tackling waves as high as houses should you ever consider rowing the Pacific.' Sports Book of the Month 'An excellent read, it puts you in the boat, understanding what it's like to be in an extremely challenging environment while maintaining composure, cheerfulness and respect for your fellow men. I cannot recommend it highly enough' Keith M. Breslauer, Trustee of The Royal Marines Charity 'Breathtaking - builds tension from the very start with life-and-death challenges throughout. Courage and comradeship at their very best, showing how mental and physical disabilities cannot and are not allowed to define or undermine the human self. Leaves you in awe and respect for one man determined to help his muckers win their battles whatever it takes - at great personal cost' Jonathan Ball, Director, The Royal Marines Charity The stories of two veterans - one traumatised, one blind - who rediscover themselves with the help of a friend in the course of two epic ocean adventures, kayaking around the Falklands and rowing across the Pacific. Mick Dawson tells the story of kayaking around the Falkland Islands with friend and fellow Royal Marines veteran Steve Grenham, who was struggling to cope with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and the extraordinary tale of his 2,500-mile voyage in a rowing boat with his friend and former Royal Marine Commando Steve 'Sparky' Sparkes, who was not only a rowing novice, but also blind. Sparky and Mick succeeded in rowing across the finish line after a truly epic voyage of over 2,500 miles from Monterey Bay in California to Waikiki, Hawaii. They'd hoped to break the record for a two-man rowboat and finish in less than fifty-five days, but a hurricane interfered with their plans. It took them eighty-two days, sixteen hours and fifty-four minutes to complete the race, but it was an even greater achievement for that, and Sparky became the first visually impaired person to row across the Pacific. The race with Sparky was the second expedition of an organisation Mick had set up a few years earlier, The Cockleshell Endeavour, designed to help another former Royal Marine and friend, Steve Grenham, by kayaking with him around the Falklands, where both former commandos served during the 1982 conflict with Argentina.

Grunt Traitor

The jawclenched mantra never leave a man behind fueled my muscles as they powered the leg servos of my scratched, battered EXO across the dusty African earth. Airplane carcasses littered the landscape. A Cray hive split the sky like the ...

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Author: Weston Ochse

Publisher: Solaris

ISBN: 9781849979245

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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THE ENEMY WITHIN! Their spies were among us for years. They mapped our infrastructure, learned our weaknesses, until, finally, they flipped the switch and threw us back into the Dark Ages. Only OMBRA and its battalions around the world seem capable of defending Earth from the next wave of attack—terraforming. But at what price can we gain our freedom? The Crays are pushing the human race to the edge of extinction, and we will have to learn new ways of living to defeat this threat. This is a time for heroes. For killers. For Grunts. Benjamin Carter Mason will question his identity, his beliefs and his mission as he dives deep into the heart of an alien-transformed Los Angeles. And in the end, he might be the last person on Earth defending not just our lives, but our humanity.

Courage Under Fire

You never leave a man behind! Never! You're brothers! He depends on you! You depend on him! American soldiers never leave one of their own behind! Never!” Altameyer began to jab the Ranger in the chest for emphasis. The student took it, ...

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Author: Duncan, Patrick Sheane

Publisher: Crossroad Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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The Gulf War was the first American war with women in combat command positions, and Captain Karen Emma Walden was one of the best. Yet when her Medevac, a Huey, was shot down over enemy territory, Captain Walden became a casualty, along with one of her men. Now the Army wants to give Captain Walden a medal—the kind fastened on so many men in wars past, but never before on a woman. And Lieutenant Colonel Nat Serling's investigation into Walden's career could help revive his own. He'd been a rising star in the war, but his command of a raid that accidentally fired on its own men has destroyed confidence in him. Now he has the chance to show what kind of job he can do with a delicate mission. Soon Serling discovers that this investigation is far from routine: he finds soldiers wounded more than just physically, stories that don't jibe, mysterious lapses of memory. He must navigate the codes of silence, honor, and loyalty to uncover the truth about the Captain's death—a truth that could destroy Walden's reputation but save Serling's career.

Tenth Man

No matter how he tried, he could never have closure on what had happened. He felt like he left his men behind, and that he had violated the most sacred rule of command, never leave a man behind. He hated the colonel who would not commit ...

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Author: Matthew Eberz

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781420818192

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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This is a story of two soldiers, one in the present and one in the past. The present day soldier, Major Sam Call, is at the end of his once promising career, and Sergeant Jonathan Simon, who was a Sergeant in administration during WWII. Sam was a career minded soldier of honor and integrity, but by openly fighting the system he ended his career. His last assignment is preparing the soon to close Fort Sheridan for turnover to civilian authorities. In doing so he finds a diary and some financial data, and then discovers an unlikely plot involving German POWs and American Officers. Once again Sam is forced to act, and he enlists his best friend to help unravel the mystery.

Skin and Bones

Never leave a man behind.” “Never leave a man behind.” Sensing the now-familiar presence of Ever, Derek released Ricky as the warlock shook himself, gathering his composure. Ever came to stand beside him but didn't speak.

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Author: Susan Harris

Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing

ISBN: 9781634221863

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

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Church In the Wild

I read this saying in Calvin and Hobbes so it must be true: love the sinner but hate the sin. I would argue that a (not THE, but A) true form of love is this: Never leaving a man behind. This love stems from the love that Jesus ...

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Author: Andrew Eubank

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781312348257

Category: Religion

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What happens when an unexplainable love converges with limitless grace and undeniable truth, and people get caught in the middle? Boy am I glad you asked! Or at least read this description so I could ask for you. This is the story both of how I found out and what the reaction can look like. Church In the Wild is exactly what the title would suggest: a dream, desire, and a reality of what a group of people placed in unlikely circumstances armed with grace, truth, and love, can do. We love, because He first loved us. And that love is greater than we can ever contain to ourselves....

Farraday Country Contemporary Romance Boxed Set Books 4 7

He hadn't needed to join the Marines to understand the significance of Semper Fi, his family had taught him the meaning of always faithful and never leave a man behind, from the time he could walk. Even if, in the case of the Farradays, ...

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Author: Chris Keniston

Publisher: Indie House Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Welcome to Farraday Country, a contemporary twist on 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. Complete with swoon worthy heroes this bestselling series set in cattle-ranching West Texas is filled with all the friends, family and fun that fans have come to expect from USA TODAY Bestselling author Chris Keniston. This collection includes books 4-7 of the series. DECLAN - Declan Farraday left the Dallas PD to take the job of Police Chief in his peaceful and uncomplicated West Texas hometown. He just wished the folks in Tuckers Bluff would cooperate. Especially when someone leaves a definite complication on his doorstep and his only option is to reach out to the one girl in town he has no business asking for help. Becky Wilson has loved Declan Farraday's brother since the first grade and the whole town knows it. When Declan needs help, she doesn't hesitate to step up. Working with the normally serious big brother reveals his gentler sweeter side. The more time they spend together, the more she questions has she been dreaming of the wrong Farraday? ETHAN - The maverick brother in a family of Texas ranchers, Ethan Farraday found happiness in the cockpit of a Marine helicopter. When his career choice is threatened by a recent injury and the unexpected discovery of a baby daughter, the last thing he needs is to lock horns with a feisty woman hell-bent on turning what's left of his world upside down. The middle of the Amazon is no place to discover your free-spirited sister has left her baby on someone else's doorstep. Determined to correct her sister's wrong, Dr. Allison Monroe follows the trail to Tuckers Bluff and comes toe to toe with a six foot dreamy cowboy and his arsenal of helpful relatives eager to make love not war. FINN - Born to be a cattleman, Finn Farraday is living his dream—running the family's West Texas ranch. Even though his brothers have found the loves of their lives, Finn isn't looking for a wife. Not even if she literally falls into his arms. City Girl Joanna Gaines knows she's not cut out for the nine to five rat race. But the ambling West Texas pace isn’t her speed either. That is until a ghost of an idea, and a last minute career-building opportunity lands her in the arms of the one good man that got away. GRACE - When free-spirited Grace Farraday leaves Dallas and returns to her hometown for her brother’s wedding, it’s with the firm knowledge the visit is temporary . . . no matter what. She’s had more than enough of dusty West Texas, cow dung and nosy neighbors. Successful Wall Street businessman Chase Prescott has made a career taking risks. Now, he’s willing to take the biggest risk of all for a life in Tuckers Bluff, Texas. He loves the slow pace, friendly neighbors, cattle ranches . . . and a certain lady with a strong will. Unfortunately, everything Chase has dreamed of is exactly what Grace has vowed to leave behind. ALSO IN THE FARRADAY COUNTRY SERIES: Adam Book -1 Brooks Book -2 Connor –Book 3 Declan Book 4 Ethan Book 5 Finn Book 6 Grace Book 7 Hannah Book 8 Ian –Book 9 Jamison – Book 10 Keeping Eileen – Book 11 Loving Chloe - Book 12 Morgan - Book 13 Neil - Book 14 PRAISE FOR FARRADAY COUNTRY: "Chris Keniston gives us a world you'll never want to leave." Emily March, New York Times Bestselling Author of Eternity Springs series. "Loved it. Fast moving and fun." Jodi Thomas, New York Times Bestselling Author “Spellbinding!” Lori Wilde, New York Times Bestselling Author "My kind of read! Spend an afternoon with a great romance story, a feisty heroine, and one unforgettable hero." Lindsay McKenna, New York Times Bestselling Author PRAISE FOR ALOHA SERIES: "This warmhearted sweet read will draw readers in and keep them flipping to the last romantic page.” Nancy Naigle, USA TODAY Bestselling Author "Chris Keniston never disappoints! Readers will adore Aloha Texas." RaeAnne Thayne, New York Times Bestselling Author " If you're a fan of contemporary romance that depicts real people dealing with real problems written in a way that steals your heart, don't miss this one—it’s a real gem! " Jane Graves, New York Times Bestselling author. FOR MORE ON CHRIS AND HER BOOKS GO TO: chriskeniston.com

Ethan

He hadn't needed to join the Marines to understand the significance of Semper Fi, his family had taught him the meaning of always faithful and never leave a man behind, from the time he could walk. Even if, in the case of the Farradays, ...

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Author: Chris Keniston

Publisher: Indie House Publishing

ISBN: 9781942561118

Category: Fiction

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The Good Daughter

Never leave a man behind.” He abruptly stopped talking, and a wistful expression crossed his face. Kit exchanged glances with her mom. Marilyn shook her head but Kit wanted to know why her dad had grown quiet.

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Author: Jane Porter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101619261

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Love was given to all, except herself . . . Kit Brennan has always been the most grounded of her sisters. A Catholic school English teacher for seventeen years and a constant giver, her decisions have been sound—just not very satisfying. Her fortieth birthday is right around the corner, causing Kit to consider some wilder notions, like skipping right past the love and marriage to raising a child all by herself . . . A girls’ weekend away is just the reprieve Kit needs from school, Mr. Wrongs, and life-changing decisions. It’s there that she meets a man who’s dangerous; a man who challenges who she thought she was, or rather should be. Kit wants to indulge herself this once, but with one of her students in crisis and the weight of her family’s burdens weighing heavy on her heart, Kit isn’t sure if now is the time to let her own desires take flight . . .

The Oliver Stone Experience

All this mythology about getting the wounded man out . . . “Never leave a man behind.” You get more people killed that way! That is movie talk. It's like MIA—they go crazy when they leave a man behind, but that's war!

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Author: Matt Zoller Seitz

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613128145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective—an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form. Over the course of five years, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone (Midnight Express, Scarface, Platoon, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Snowden) and New York Times bestselling author Matt Zoller Seitz (The Wes Anderson Collection) discussed, debated, and deconstructed the arc of Stone's outspoken, controversial life and career with extraordinary candor. This book collects those conversations for the first time, including anecdotes about Stone's childhood, Vietnam, his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, and his continual struggle to reinvent himself as an artist. Their dialogue is illustrated by hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and documents from Stone's personal archive, dating back to Stone's birth: personal snapshots, private correspondence, annotated script pages and storyboards, behind-the-scenes photography, and production files from all of his films to date—through 2016's Snowden, and including Stone's epic Showtime mini-series Untold HIstory of the United States. Critical commentary from Seitz on each of Stone's films is joined by original essays from filmmaker Ramin Bahrani; writer, editor, and educator Kiese Laymon; writer and actor Jim Beaver; and film critics Walter Chaw, Michael Guarnieri, Kim Morgan, and Alissa Wilkinson. At once a complex analysis of a master director’s vision and a painfully honest critical biography in widescreen technicolor, The Oliver Stone Experience is as daring, intense, and provocative as Stone’s films—it's an Oliver Stone movie about Oliver Stone, in the form of a book. Both this book and Stone’s highly anticipated film, Snowden, will be released in September 2016 to coincide with Stone’s seventieth birthday (September 15, 1946). Also available from Matt Zoller Seitz: Mad Men Carousel, The Wes Anderson Collection: Bad Dads, The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel, and The Wes Anderson Collection.