MP3 CD FormatViolence of Action is much more than the true, first-person accounts of the 75th Ranger Regiment in the Global War on Terror. Between these pages are the heartfelt, first-hand accounts from, and about, the men who lived, fought, and died for their country, their Regiment, and each other. Objective Rhino, Haditha Dam, recovering Jessica Lynch, the hunt for Zarqawi, the recovery of Extortion 17 and everything in between . . . These stories have been told many times in barracks rooms, bar tables, and backyard barbecues but they have never before been shared with the general public. It is time for those stories to be heard.
"Violence of Action is a must read for anyone that wants to know what our Rangers are all about and the unsung heroes they really are."-- "Dr. Dale Comstock, author of American Badass"
"Violence of Action pulls back the curtain and allows the reader to finally catch a glimpse of the Rangers in bloody combat."-- "Jack Murphy, New York Times bestselling author of the Deckard series"
"As I alternated between chuckling at the humor of the Rangers and gripping the pages with anxiety as I placed myself in their shoes while they fought door to door and leapt rooftop to rooftop, I was blown away by the raw honesty of the book."-- "Nick Palmisciano, president of Ranger Up"
"The matter-of-fact presentations by the Rangers in this book of actual combat leadership situations are lessons that cannot be taught in any school. These stories underscore their incredible heroism, their uncanny superhuman feats under fire borne of intense and continuous training and their ultimate dedication to their Ranger brotherhood."-- "Gary Dolan, Ranger Hall of Fame inductee and author of Of Their Own Accord"
Marty Skovlund Jr. enlisted in the United States Army immediately after high school. He served in a variety of roles in the First Battalion, Seventy-Fifth Ranger Regiment, and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan on multiple occasions. In 2012 he founded Blackside Concepts, and after eight years of service now runs his business full time. He lives with his wife and daughter in Colorado Springs.
Leo Jenkins is the author of Lest We Forget, On Assimilation, and First Train Out of Denver. He is a former Ranger medic, life connoisseur, writer of words, traveler of nations, and drinker of beers.