Edgar Hernandez POW: An American Hero

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Held captive for 21 days in numerous secret Saddam Hussein prisons at the onset of the Liberation of Iraq in March 2003, Army Specialist Edgar Hernandez and six other brave soldiers feared for their lives as they faced brutal treatment and near-death situations right up until their dramatic rescue. When his convoy came under attack from heavy enemy fire, Hernandez was shot and hit by grenade shrapnel in the face. Bleeding profusely, he and several other soldiers (including Jessica Lynch who would be held in a different location), were taken prisoner. Pawns in a tug of war between an armed militia, the Fedayeen who wanted them executed, and Iraq s elite Special Republican Guard who became their captors, the American soldiers were beaten and paraded as war trophies to a bloodthirsty Iraqi mob as death seemed eminent. Racing in a Red Cross ambulance at 100mph through the streets of Iraq, the POWs dodged missile fire from U.S. Marines, thinking Iraqi officers were trying to escape; unaware the captive soldiers were inside. Read in his own words, Hernandez describes the anguish he felt during this horrendous ordeal. Endorsed by Major General Alfred Valenzuela, a highly decorated 33-year Army veteran, he declares Hernandez s biography as a thrilling account of heroism in time of war. Make sure to stock up on Edgar Hernandez: POW - An American Hero, a riveting read destined to be a New York Times Best Seller.

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Co-author Jose Martinez is an LA-based journalist with more than 12 years experience covering news and a wide range of topics. Over the years he has interviewed everyone from Steven Spielberg and Oliver Stone, to personalities such as Shaquille O'Neal and George Clooney. An editor at Venice Magazine, he is member of the Society of Professional Journalists and his outlets include: MSNBC, Nylon, Mean Street, DGA Magazine, Written By, and the Tribune family newspapers. Living in Santa Monica, CA, Megan Rellahan has worked as a Hollywood writer, film critic, and contributing editor for film-based publications for multiple years. She has interviewed a wide range of artists including director Steven Shainberg, actors Anthony Hopkins, Ben Affleck and many more. In 2008, Rellahan began her own online/print publication called ACTED BY, a magazine that features working actors at all levels. She is an Authors Guild Member, Moondance film-festival finalist, novelist and investigative journalist.

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