“Johnson led the [Iraq] invasion, taking part in the war’s first engagement, cutting a large and bloody swath through the country. ... An aggressive, unapologetic account of one man’s brutal war. ... Readers will be impressed with Johnson’s undoubted courage and sacrifice.” (Kirkus Reviews)
About the Author
Sergeant First Class Dillard "C. J." Johnson, U.S. Army (Ret.), earned a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, four Purple Hearts, a Presidential Unit Citation, a Meritorious Service Medal, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, six Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, and numerous other awards during his twenty years of service. SFC Johnson's uniform and sniper logbook are on display at the Fort Stewart Museum in Georgia. He is featured in On Point: The United States Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Pentagon's exhaustively reported study of the 2003 invasion, and in Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq, by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor. SFC Johnson has appeared on Fox News, Good Morning America, and the cover of Soldier of Fortune magazine. Born and raised in rural Kentucky, he lives in Florida with his wife and family.
James Tarr is a contributing editor for both Handguns and Rifle Shooter magazines. He regularly appears on Guns & Ammo TV and the Sportsman Channel's Personal Defense TV. A former police officer and nationally ranked competitive shooter, Tarr worked as a private investigator for seventeen years.