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Guardian Angel: Life and Death Adventures with Pararescue, the World's Most Powerful Commando Rescue Force by [William F. Sine]

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Guardian Angel is William F. Sine's memoir of his service as a U.S. Air Force Pararescue Jumper, or PJ, as they are familiarly called. The rigors of training required of a PJ is not for everybody, as Sine explains in his introduction, but very few of those who are willing to try for a spot in this elite force actually make the grade. Those who do, become stronger, faster, and more resilient than they ever dreamed they would become. 
Guardian Angel is a fabulous read, filled with heroism, history, and hi-jinks, as author William F. Sine recounts his life as an Air Force Pararescue Jumper. Sine was there in one of the Kobar Buildings when it was bombed and gives a harrowing, first-hand account of the event. There are also pictures of the building that will make any reader shake their head in disbelief that anyone could survive such an encounter. Reading this book will give you a history of an elite group of servicemen that few have ever heard of, unless you're involved with the Armed Forces yourself, in which case, you would have been quite pleased to hear a PJ was coming to help you out in an emergency situation. Sine's writing style is fluent and dynamic, helping the reader visualize the foreign places where he served and empathize with the PJs as they handle yet another daring rescue. It's good to know these men are out there doing what they do, and I'm very glad that William Sine was there to let the rest of us in on the details. I highly recommend this book.

About the Author

Senior Master Sergeant Bill Sine entered the US Air Force after graduating from high school in 1975. He immediately volunteered for pararescue duty and completed the rigorous training in 1976. Sgt. Sine has more than 2,500 flying hours and is an accomplished military scuba diver, mountain-rescue instructor, and confine-space and structural-collapse technician. He retired from active duty in 2003 after twenty-eight years of distinguished service. Sgt. Sine’s decorations include a Distinguished Flying Cross. In 2005, he returned to the PJ community to become the first PJ instructor in history. He currently serves as the assistant director of pperations at the Pararescue and Combat Rescue Officer School, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico.       

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00BT3U4IA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Casemate Publishers (April 2, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 2, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 10402 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 334 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pararescuemen are really brave! That others may live!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read
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