Code Name, Johnny Walker

Code Name, Johnny Walker

The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight With the U.S. Navy SEALs

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This is the story of how an ordinary Iraqi became a hero to America's elite warriors. Night after night, while his homeland was being destroyed around him, he guided the U.S. Navy SEALs through Iraq's most dangerous regions. Operating under the code name "Johnny Walker," he risked his life on more than a thousand missions and became a legend in the U.S. special-ops community. But in the eyes of Iraq's terrorists and insurgents, he and his family were marked for death because he worked with the Americans. Over the course of eight years, Johnny Walker unmasked countless terrorists and helped foil an untold number of plots against Americans and their allies. He went on hundreds of missions, saved dozens of American lives and risked his own life daily. He and his family lived in constant jeopardy, surviving multiple assassination attempts. Today they live in the United States, where he remains in the fight by helping train the next generation of American special-operations warriors.--From publisher description.
This extraordinary story of the Iraqi translator "Johnny Walker," who risked his life working with the Navy SEALs to save countless American lives, reveals how his job made him and his family targets, forcing them to flee to California where he continues to work with the military, training new SEALs.
-- reveals a side of the war that has never been told before.
Publisher: ©2014
New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2014]
Edition: First Edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780062267573
0062267574
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: DeFelice, Jim 1956-- Author
Summary: This is the story of how an ordinary Iraqi became a hero to America's elite warriors. Night after night, while his homeland was being destroyed around him, he guided the U.S. Navy SEALs through Iraq's most dangerous regions. Operating under the code name "Johnny Walker," he risked his life on more than a thousand missions and became a legend in the U.S. special-ops community. But in the eyes of Iraq's terrorists and insurgents, he and his family were marked for death because he worked with the Americans. Over the course of eight years, Johnny Walker unmasked countless terrorists and helped foil an untold number of plots against Americans and their allies. He went on hundreds of missions, saved dozens of American lives and risked his own life daily. He and his family lived in constant jeopardy, surviving multiple assassination attempts. Today they live in the United States, where he remains in the fight by helping train the next generation of American special-operations warriors.--From publisher description.

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For some leaders, religion was just something to be used to advance their own agendas.

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Mar 22, 2014

excellent account of how the Iraq war affected civilians in Iraq by a man who became an interpreter for the Navy Seals. He also explains what conditions were pre-war and the insurgency started. Also, interesting account of different factions of Muslim religion

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