Meet joe kap kapacziewski, the first man in army history to return to. The explosive memoir of a special operator who never gave up ebook. Join facebook to connect with joe kerszykowski and others you may know. Nov 18, 20 middletown, ct chamber corner with larry mchugh. Joseph kapacziewski article the united states army.
May 08, 20 sfc joe kapacziewski is the only amputee in army rangers history to return to combat, serving nine tours in the middle east. General raymond odierno and sfc joseph kapacziewski for their service. Sfc kapacziewski requalified on the ranger physical standards by conducting an army physical fitness test, 5mile run in under 40 minutes, 12 mile road march in less than 3 hours, fast rope out of a helicopter, and parachute with a combat load. On may 24, 2011, he became the first enlisted soldier ever to receive the no greater sacrifice freedom award, given to individuals who epitomize selfless. Jun 28, 20 sergeant joe kapacziewski, back in the fight. Sfc joe kapacziewski is the only amputee in army rangers history to return to. While many of us vets are familiar with the story of sfc k leading a platoon of rangers, 9 eployments, etc, many people do not know who he is and he is someone everyone should know. May 08, 20 watch the video as doug giles of interviews this ranger hero, sfc joe kapacziewski. Sergeant dakota meyer, united states marine corps, marine corps veteran of afghanistan and recipient of the medal of honor. Back in the fight by joseph kapacziewski and charles w sasser book cover, description, publication history. My latest is called zero world, and its a nearfuture spy thriller about a parallel earth that is 100 years behind us technologically, a scientist who finds this place by simon whitaker writers. A photographers guide to creating video with your dslr. Regardless that looks like that prosthetic was perfectly designed with the right amount of freedom to kick damn commie ass.
For over 200 years, men and women like joe and kim have made this nation great. What i learned about true love from a wounded warrior. Feb 25, 2015 the american veterans center recognizes the courage and valor of sergeant first class joe kapacziewski, the first soldier in u. Back in the fight by joseph kapacziewski and charles w sasser.
Meet joe kapacziewski, the first and only amputee in armys history to return to combat. We personally assess every book s quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. On may 24, 2011, he became the first enlisted soldier ever to receive the no greater sacrifice freedom award, given to individuals who epitomize selfless service to the nation. Joseph robert kapacziewski, age 33, upatoi, ga 31829 view full report known locations. Joes personal courage in overcoming the loss of his leg and returning to combat to lead soldiers is phenomenal. Erin louise bourgoin, randy c kapacziewski, kimberly a. Joseph kapacziewski authors macmillan macmillan publishers. Sfc joe kapacziewski and his wife, kim, tell their incredible story of perseverance and determination over ten years of war. Kapacziewski gives army strong a whole new meaning. Back in the fight by joseph kapacziewski overdrive. I forget his name, but im pretty sure there was a devgru or 1st sfodd operator who also lost a leg but still continued with their contract. Joe s personal courage in overcoming the loss of his leg and returning to combat to lead soldiers is phenomenal. On october 3, 2005, sergeant joseph kapacziewski and his soldiers in. He is also coauthor of the bestselling book from still to motion.
Just recently, kap released a book about his experiences called. He obviously never met sfc joseph kapacziewski of the 75th ranger regiment. Sergeant first class kapacziewski has served in the army for over 10 years in 3rd ranger battalion and the ranger special troops. Kim kapacziewski is the wife of sfc joe kapacziewski, the only amputee in army ranger history to return to combat eventually serving ten tours in the middle east. Sfc kap isnt the greatest author to pen a modern memoir of war off the top of my head, david bellavia and sean parnell. It also is the story of a young man with a natural insensitivity to morphine whose screams. Msg kapacziewski has served in the army for over years in 3rd ranger battalion, ranger special troops battalion, and regimental headquarters company. May 26, 2011 there were two folks given the freedom award and the first was a truly amazing soldier sfc joe kapacziewski who cj profiled here. Sfc kapacziewskis goal after being injured was to return to a squad leader position and lead rangers. He is the first and only amputee to ever return to combat. He enlisted in the united states army in september of 2001 and completed infantry one station unit training at fort benning, georgia. Sergeant joe kapacziewski, back in the fight sofrep. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
The american veterans center recognizes the courage and valor of sergeant first class joe kapacziewski, the first soldier in u. Doug giles check out my buddy joes story and his new book, back in the fight. It also is the story of a young man with a natural insensitivity to morphine whose screams of pain brought nurses at walter reed to tears. The book takes readers into the recording studio, behind the stage, and on the tour bus with the man rolling stone magazine referred to as the pavarotti of rock. This heros name is sergeant first class joseph kapacziewski. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. The only ranger to return to a combat deployment after an amputation of a leg. Joe kapacziewski fully knowing the hazards of my chosen. Federal premium ammunitions grateful nation is a unique and compelling outdoor adventure series that goes behind the scenes and into the hunting fields with american. Meet joe kapacziewski, the first and only amputee in army. Sasser sfc joe kapacziewski is the only amputee in army rangers history to return to combat, serving nine tours in the middle east. Sfc joe kapacziewski is the first amputee in the army rangers history to return to combat, serving 9 tours in the middle east. Martins press tells the thrilling combat story of sergeant joe kap, the only american amputee in the military to return to full combat duty in iraq and afghanistan. Gary sinese, the actor who has made his offscreen mission to boost such heroes, tells us.
Nov 17, 20 sfc joe kap will receive our role model award at this member breakfast meeting on jan. Ranger mentality in a nutshell post by scar june 8th, 2011, 9. The american veterans center honors awards show on reelz. Nov, 2014 sfc joe kapacziewski, united states army, u. Book recommendations, author interviews, editors picks, and more. He has written a book, back in the fight, which details his inspiring story. The seals dont have anything on sfc joseph kapacziewski. Back in the fight goodreads meet your next favorite book. Hes the only amputee in army ranger history to jump back into battle five frickin times after losing his leg. He was in iraq on his fifth deployment with the 3rd battalion, 75th ranger regiment, after serving three previous. The book chronicles gramms rise to the top with foreigner, the ups and downs of fame and fortune and his battle with a lifethreatening brain tumor. Upatoi ga, 31829, bristol ct 06010 possible relatives. Back in the fight by joseph kapacziewski overdrive rakuten. Well if you answered yes to any of the questions i would recommend you read back in the fight by charles sasser and sargent joseph kapacziewski.
Military gary sinise, joe mantegna, lorraine bracco, mark valley, taylor kitsch. He is the author of back in the fight, a terrific book about his amazing story. Chamber corner with larry mchugh middletown, ct patch. Meet joe kapacziewski, the first and only amputee in armys. I was lucky enough to go through a rip class with sfc kap as one of. Erin louise bourgoin, randy c kapacziewski, kimberly a smithwick. May 07, 20 sfc joe kapacziewski is the only amputee in army rangers history to return to combat, serving nine tours in the middle east.
On october 3, 2005, kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to. The honors and wounded warrior experience spotlight. Will the killing of sulaymani be the death knell f. Galas and a concert on the mall karin tanabe politico. The story of joe kapacziewskis rebirth as the only army ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb is more than a tale of will power and physical hardship. On october 3, 2005, sergeant joseph kapacziewski and his soldiers in a stryker vehicle were coming to the end of their tour in northern iraq. Back in the fight by sergeant joe kapacziewski and charles w. Sergeant first class joseph kapacziewski and charles w. Back in the fight by joseph kapacziewski, 9781250010612, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Sfc kapacziewski is married to the former miss kimberly smithwick, from moultrie, georgia. The plot takes place after 911 and the main character joseph kapacziewski is a young 19 year old, and he watches his country come under attack and wants to do something about it. Army ranger, first and only soldier to return to combat with a prosthetic limb.1062 828 44 1417 836 129 1014 836 865 1337 58 117 175 383 654 1474 1492 1510 601 272 866 332 1118 692 636 261 195 864 989 252 981 1275 474 1328 690 1102 753