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Sergeant ‘Bommer’ Grahame is the deadliest man in Afghanistan

Meet Sergeant ‘Bommer’ Grahame. He’s just an ordinary squaddie but on the battlefield he wields more power than any other soldier.He’s the army’s finest JTAC (Joint Terminal Attack Controller- pronounced ‘jay-tack’) – a highly-trained specialist warrior responsible for calling in and directing Allied air power.At his command, under call sign Widow 7-9, Apache gunships, A10 tank-busters, F15s and Harrier jets target the enemy in the most intense and lethal combat situations.

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 the JTACs to enable them to win through in the heat of the danger zone.

Widow 7-9 tells the story of Bommer Grahame and his four-man Fire Support Team on their tour of Afghanistan. Sometimes operating behind enemy lines, they were hunted and targeted by the enemy, shot, blown-up, mortared and hit by rockets on numerous occasions. Under these conditions Sergeant Grahame notched up 203 confirmed enemy kills – or more than one per day – saving the lives of the men in his company and decimating the attacking 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

    RRP $22.99

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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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