In the Company of Heroes

In the Company of Heroes


By (author) Michael J Durant, With Steven Hartov


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  • Publisher: Signet
  • Format: Paperback | 396 pages
  • Dimensions: 107mm x 170mm x 30mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 5 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0451219937
  • ISBN 13: 9780451219930
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 164,619

Product description

Piloting a U.S. Army Special Operations Blackhawk over Somalia, Michael Durant was shot down with a rocket-propelled grenade on October 3, 1993. With devastating injuries, he was taken prisoner by a Somali warlord. With revealing insight and emotion, he tells the story of what he saw, how he survived, and the courage and heroism that only soldiers under fire could ever know.

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Author information

Michael J. Durant retired from the army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4. In addition to participating in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, he saw action in the Persian Gulf, Panama, and Kuwait. His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star with Valor Device, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, three Air Medals, the POW/MIA ribbon, and the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters

Review quote

"Durant's experience is one of the most harrowing in the history of the American military, and one of the most compelling ever told." - from the Introduction by Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down