Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
June 2019
11 hours 25 minutes
The New York Times bestselling true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of twenty-three comrades-in-arms.
In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of Navy SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate.
Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. Believing he was dead, his SEAL leader ordered a retreat. Chapman regained consciousness alone, with the enemy closing in on three sides.
John Chapman's subsequent display of incredible valor -- first saving the lives of his SEAL teammates and then, knowing he was mortally wounded, single-handedly engaging two dozen hardened fighters to save the lives of an incoming rescue squad -- posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor. Chapman is the first airman in nearly fifty years to be given the distinction reserved for America's greatest heroes.
Alone at Dawn is also a behind-the-scenes look at the Air Force Combat Controllers: the world's deadliest and most versatile special operations force, whose members must not only exceed the qualifications of Navy SEAL and Army Delta Force teams but also act with sharp decisiveness and deft precision -- even in the face of life-threatening danger.
Drawing from firsthand accounts, classified documents, dramatic video footage, and extensive interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, Alone at Dawn is the story of an extraordinary man's brave last stand and the brotherhood that forged him.
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Robert M.

Powerful story of sacrifice - finally acknowledged. Americans need to turn off Twitter Facebook for awhile and learn to appreciate history and the sacrifice that people have made for us to have these ‘rights’. Aim High. May God continue to bless America. Rest In Peace Chappy

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Phillip W.

Great book about an outstanding American!

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Narrator is boring

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Adam H.

Exceptional story of an American Hero.

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Well written and well read. The book tells the story most Americans haven’t heard in its entirety. I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves the SF world and real American hero stories!

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Doug J.

This is a fantastic read. I highly recommend it. A part of history that needs to be told.

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Byron G.

Great story of a American hero.

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Sean McConville

Loved the book and the Narrator!

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Kelly S.

A little too in depth but an excellent history lesson.

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Gary W.

An outstanding story that needs to be told. Americans everywhere need to here it. Aim High. Never forget the sacrifice made in your behalf.

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