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Tip of the Spear: For Love of Thy Country

Tip of the Spear: For Love of Thy Country

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Sniper. The word conjures images in our imaginations. Soldier, lone combatant, silent killer - unmentioned by his commanding officers, an invaluable resource to field intelligence, an enigma to his comrades in arms and a curse to his enemies. The advanced intelligence and demoralizing effect provided by the scout-sniper is often the key to military victory. In his own words, Sgt Cannady explains the process of becoming a member of an elite fraternity; both what is gained in the achievement and what is lost. The demons, both real and unreal, that the few men of this unspoken profession face. It is a brief look into a raw and brutal side of war unseen by the average soldier from the view point of a combatant both revered and hated. From the training regiment, to special operations in Honduras, to the sands of Desert Storm, a sniper describes not only the skills and mind set required to perform and succeed as a warrior whose engagement with the enemy is as personal as it is deadly, but also the harsh reality of coping with life after stalking the world's most dangerous animal - man.

Author: Rick Ford, Bob W. Cannady
Publisher: Dark Planet Publishing
Published: 06/29/2010
Pages: 218
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.57lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.51w x 0.46d
ISBN: 9780982746707

About the Author
Bob Cannady grew up in a small Montana town and always dreamed of being in the military and serving his country. He started out in the Marines at age 18 and served for five years, extended for a year of extra duty for Desert Storm, where he served in the capacity of a Marine. After his discharge from the service he studied psychology at Montana State University. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, and then began pursuing his Master's Degree in the same field of study. When one of his professors suggested writing a novel as a technique to help cope with society outside the military walls, Bob began work on his first book, Tip of the Spear, for love of thy country. In 1998 Bob began another career in the military with the U.S. Army. He felt it was his duty to try one more time to serve his country, he believed he cheated death in Desert Storm and figured this would be the only way he could find closer in his life. During his time of service he received a Master's Degree in Human Resources, and also became involved with social work, helping young children by mentorship and leadership. After leaving the Army, Bob accepted a position working in the oil field as engineering, which is his current vocation. After 10 years of service in the oil field he requested to go back to where it started and find closer in his life. He accepted a position in Saudi Arabia for three years to finally end his battle of despair. Bob's life has finally come to closer and life begins at 40. Bob is currently finishing his PH. D. Psychology, to help him learn how to cope and how to help others. He will never forget his past, he will always look into the future and let God help him walk through life. People always ask about his book if it all really happened and his response is always the same, " It doesn't matter if it's true or not it's what you perceive to be true. If you want something to be real then it is and if you choose not to believe it then you have that right."

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