AN Angel From Hell: Real Life on the Front Lines
An edgy, gripping report from the front lines by a young veteran and cast member of The Real World: Brooklyn
Ryan Conklin enlisted in the Army at age seventeen, following 9/11, and joined Angel Company. As a turret gunner with the famed 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles," and a member of the famed "Rakkasans" regiment-the most decorated regiment in the U.S. Army-he endured hellish conditions in the war-torn city of Tikrit, Iraq.
When he returned to the States, he became a cast member on The Real World: Brooklyn in 2008. That came to an end when he received his notice recalling him to duty.
An Angel from Hell is a gritty, blunt, and laughout-loud funny war memoir from the grunt's perspective. Conklin reveals what the Iraq war is really like, day to day-the misery, the boredom, the absurdity, the horror, and even the moments of grace. With stunning candor and wisdom beyond his years, Ryan Conklin has documented a complex and unavoidably life-changing experience for his generation.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GlennBell - LibraryThing
I appreciate the frank analysis of the everyday life in Iraq as a infantry man and Ryan's common sense approach to dealing with the stress. Ryan did a nice job with the book by making it interesting ... Read full review
Very Engaging Book By American Soldier In IraqUser Review - IndySkye - Borders
Author Ryan A. Conklin's book An Angel From Hell is a personal narrative of his experience as a soldier during the course of a one year deployment to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In ... Read full review