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Wearing the Green Beret: A Canadian with the Royal Marine Commandos Hardcover – January 18, 2011

4.7 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

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"The honest and fast-paced book covers the time between his decision to sign up through to his post-discharge flight home, which he says was definitely a one-way ticket."
—Vancouver Sun
 
"Canadian Jake Olafsen survived and thrived in the Royal Marines from 2005 to 2009, serving two tours in Afghanistan and now relating his experiences in this gripping memoir. . . . Olafsen's descriptions of firefights are vivid and well-written, albeit laced with profanity."
Winnipeg Free Press
 
". . . Olafson documents it all in its Full Metal Jacket intensity"
Telegraph Journal


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About the Author

JAKE OLAFSEN was born and raised on Vancouver Island. After college he worked in the family business in the forest industry. He served with the Canadian Army Reserve for nearly 3 years and helped to battle the B.C. forest fires of 2003. In 2005-2009, Olafsen was a Royal Marine Commando and served 2 tours in Afghanistan. He was most recently in Afghanistan in April 2008, and in total he has spent nearly 14 months in the volatile Helmand province. In 2009, he left the Corps and returned home to Vancouver Island to pursue a career in the international maritime security industry, indulging his passion for mountaineering in his spare time.

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  • Item Weight : 1.41 pounds
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0771068522
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0771068522
  • Product Dimensions : 6.35 x 1.12 x 9.26 inches
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart; 1st Edition (January 18, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

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