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Fighting blind : a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage / Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice.

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Greentown PL - Greentown 362.4 CASTRO (Text) 75342000083048 Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250076540
  • ISBN: 1250076544
  • Physical Description: 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: Early days -- War & the ugly -- Not worth living -- Blind man running -- Living is the only revenge -- Gone dark.
Summary, etc.: "Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper's post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro's life as well. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was medevac'd to Germany more dead than alive. His lungs were collapsed. He couldn't hear. One eye had been blown out, the nerve to the other severed. In the weeks and months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he eventually fought his way back to health through exercise and a single-minded goal: running a marathon. Once he set his course, there was no stopping him. Stubborn to a point that at times bordered on insanity, he managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. Since 2007, he has run over two dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013, where he was one of the runners diverted when the bombs exploded. Today, Castro he helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were "sighted." This frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds: an Unbroken for the present generation,"--Baker & Taylor.
Subject: Castro, Iván, 1967-
United States. Army. Special Forces > Officers > Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 > Personal narratives, American.
Soldiers > United States > Biography.
Male long-distance runners > Biography.
Blind athletes > United States > Biography.
Blind > United States > Biography.

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