BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (5/5/14) — Military thriller author Jim DeFelice will speak at the Bob Kirby Branch Tuesday, June 3 6:00 p.m.
He will discuss his latest book “Code Name Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs.”
In this memoir, the Navy SEALs’ most trusted translator, a man who is credited with saving countless American lives and became a legend in the special-ops community, tells his inspiring story for the first time.
As the insurgency in Iraq intensified following the American invasion, U.S. Navy SEALs were called upon to root terrorists from their lairs. Unsure of the local neighborhoods and unable to speak the local languages, they came to rely on one man to guide them and watch their backs. He was a "terp", an interpreter, with a job so dangerous they couldn't even use his real name. They named him Johnny Walker. Over the course of eight years, the Iraqi native traveled around the country with nearly every SEAL and special operations unit deployed there. He went on thousands of missions, saved dozens of SEAL and other American lives, and risked his own daily.
DeFelice is the best-selling author of fiction and nonfiction. He co-wrote “American Sniper” with Chris Kyle. He is the author of “Omar Bradley: General at War,” the first in-depth critical biography of America's last five-star general. He also writes a number of acclaimed military thrillers, including the Rogue Warrior series with Richard Marcinko, founder of SEAL Team 6, and the novels in the Dreamland series with Dale Brown.
Free tickets for this event are available at all library locations or by emailing Jayne Pelaski:
. For more information, call (270) 782-0252 or visit: www.warrenpl.org.
Information provided by Warren County Public Library
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