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Never quit : how I became a special ops Pararescue Jumper

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First edition ; [Young adult edition].

"The young adult adaptation of the epic memoir of an Alaskan pararescue jumper, Special Forces Operator, and decorated war hero. "That Others May Live" is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska's 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured and freezing in the Alaskan wilderness or saving wounded Rangers and SEALS in blazing firefights at war, the PJs are some of the least known and most highly trained of America's warriors. Never Quit is the true story of how Jimmy Settle, an Alaskan shoe store clerk, became a Special Forces Operator and war hero. After being shot in the head during a dangerous high mountain operation in Afghanistan, Jimmy returns to battle with his teammates for a heroic rescue, the bullet fragments stitched over and still in his skull. In a cross between a suicide rescue mission and an against-all-odds mountain battle, his team of PJs risk their lives again in an epic firefight. When his helicopter is hit and begins leaking fuel, Jimmy finds himself in the worst possible position as a rescue specialist--forced to leave members from his own team behind. Jimmy will have to risk everything to get back into the battle and save his brothers. From death-defying Alaskan wilderness training, wild rescues, and battles against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, this is the true story of how a boy from humble beginnings became an American hero."--Provided by publisher.

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Ontario Public Library YA 358.4 SET (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua YA 358.413 SET (Text)
Young Adult Nonfiction
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250139610
  • ISBN: 1250139619
  • ISBN: 9781250317520
  • ISBN: 1250317525
  • Physical Description: viii, 293 pages,16 pages of plates: illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition ; [Young adult edition].
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, [2018]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: water work -- Son of a survivor -- Alive day -- Shoe guy -- The PAST -- Basic contraband -- Keep your chin up -- Major adrian -- Operation green feet -- Eating ants -- Strike two -- Yo-yo and the shark -- Free fall -- Emergency medicine -- Dirt medicine -- Alaska PJ no. 72 -- Saving Barbie -- The same soaking -- A bulldog's bite -- Blessing and apology -- Blood, bandages, bullets -- Into hell -- No time to quit.
Summary, etc.:
"The young adult adaptation of the epic memoir of an Alaskan pararescue jumper, Special Forces Operator, and decorated war hero. "That Others May Live" is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska's 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured and freezing in the Alaskan wilderness or saving wounded Rangers and SEALS in blazing firefights at war, the PJs are some of the least known and most highly trained of America's warriors. Never Quit is the true story of how Jimmy Settle, an Alaskan shoe store clerk, became a Special Forces Operator and war hero. After being shot in the head during a dangerous high mountain operation in Afghanistan, Jimmy returns to battle with his teammates for a heroic rescue, the bullet fragments stitched over and still in his skull. In a cross between a suicide rescue mission and an against-all-odds mountain battle, his team of PJs risk their lives again in an epic firefight. When his helicopter is hit and begins leaking fuel, Jimmy finds himself in the worst possible position as a rescue specialist--forced to leave members from his own team behind. Jimmy will have to risk everything to get back into the battle and save his brothers. From death-defying Alaskan wilderness training, wild rescues, and battles against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, this is the true story of how a boy from humble beginnings became an American hero."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Alaska. Air National Guard. Rescue Squadron, 212th > Biography > Juvenile literature.
United States. Air Force > Search and rescue operations > Alaska > Juvenile literature.
United States. Air Force > Parachute troops > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Alaska. Air National Guard. Rescue Squadron, 212th.
United States. Air Force.
Afghan War (2001-)
Afghan War, 2001- > Aerial operations, American > Juvenile literature.
Afghan War, 2001- > Personal narratives, American > Juvenile literature.
Armed Forces > Parachute troops.
Armed Forces > Search and rescue operations.
Military operations, Aerial > American.
Alaska.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.
Personal narratives > American.


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