Code name, Johnny Walker: the extraordinary story of the Iraqi who risked everything to fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs
In this unforgettable 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. They soon called him brother. 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. Helped to the U.S. by the SEALs he protected, Johnny Walker's life is so remarkable that his tale reads like fiction. But every word of it is true.
For the first time ever, a "terp" tells what it was like in Iraq during the American invasion and the brutal insurgency that followed. With inside details on SEAL operations and a humane understanding of the tragic price paid by ordinary Iraqis, Code Name: Johnny Walker reveals a side of the war that has never been told before.
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|Grouping Author||walker johnny|
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|auth_author2||DeFelice, Jim, 1956-|
|author||Walker, Johnny, 1964-|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction, Goodlettsville - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|
|display_description||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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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Goodlettsville, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000428678|Book|Books|First Edition.|English|William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,||xvii, 285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm., overdrive:c6d22924-b766-4d46-95a9-88acb2c8fa28|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2014||
|subject_facet||Iraq War, 2003-2011, Special forces (Military science), Translators -- Iraq, United States. -- Navy. -- SEALs, Walker, Johnny, -- 1964-|
|title_display||Code name, Johnny Walker : the extraordinary story of the Iraqi who risked everything to fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs|
|title_full||Code Name Johnny Walker: The Extraordinary Story of the Iraqi Who Risked Everything to Fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs, Code name, Johnny Walker : the extraordinary story of the Iraqi who risked everything to fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs / "Johnny Walker", with Jim DeFelice|
|title_short||Code name, Johnny Walker :|
|title_sub||the extraordinary story of the Iraqi who risked everything to fight with the U.S. Navy SEALs|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, History, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Military, Nonfiction, Special forces (Military science), Translators, Walker, Johnny|