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Sergeant ‘Bommer’ Grahame is the deadliest man in Afghanistan

‘Being a JTAC is the closest a soldier on the ground in the midst of battle can get to feeling like one of the gods – unleashing pure hellfire, death and destruction’ – Duncan Falconer

Meet Sergeant ‘Bommer’ Grahame, one of the deadliest soldiers on the battlefield. He’s an elite army JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller- pronounced ‘jay-tack’) – a specially trained warrior responsible for directing Allied air power with high-tech precision. Commanding Apache gunships, A10 tank-busters, F15s and Harrier jets, he brings down devastating fire strikes against the attacking Taliban, often danger close to his own side.

Due to his specialist role, Sergeant Grahame usually operates in the thick of the action, where it’s at its most fearsome and deadly. Conjuring the seemingly impossible from apparently hopeless situations, soldiers in battle rely on the skill and bravery of their JTAC to enable them to win through in the heat of the danger zone.

Fire Strike 7/9 tells the story of Bommer Grahame and his five-man Fire Support Team on their tour of Afghanistan. Patrolling deep into enemy territory, they were hunted and targeted by the Taliban, shot at, blown-up, mortared and hit by rockets on numerous occasions. Under these conditions Sergeant Grahame notched up 203 confirmed enemy kills, making him the difference between life and death both for his own troops and the Taliban.

Reviews

JTACs carry out the most extraordinary of missions where the battle is fiercest. Many a soldier owes their life to their skill and bravery, as this book so eloquently shows

Colonel Tim Collins OBE

One of the many unsung heroes from the battles of the Upper Gereshk Valley, Bommer Grahame was an outstanding JTAC, unflappable in a punch up, and it was a privilege to scrap alongside him and the lads from B Coy

Colonel Richard Westley OBE MC

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  • Paperback

    9780091938086

    June 15, 2011

    Ebury Press

    352 pages

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    9780091938079

    August 2, 2010

    Ebury Press

    336 pages

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    9781407079714

    August 2, 2010

    Ebury Digital

    352 pages

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