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Author: Daniel Hendrex Narrator: Lee Sellars Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9780743555777
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After the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, First Sergeant Daniel Hendrex was dispatched along with his unit, Dragon Company, to Husaybah, a small town bordering Syria in the Sunni-dominated Al Anbar province of Iraq. It was at this checkpoint, amidst relentless attacks, that Daniel and his men found the most effective ally of the war effort in the most unlikely of sources.

In December 2003, a skinny Iraqi kid, about fourteen years old approached one of the soldiers at the border and said simply, "Arrest me." Jamil, as he was called, claimed to have valuable information about the insurgency, but First Sergeant Hendrex was skeptical -- especially when the boy announced that the man he wanted to turn in was his own father. The story that unfolds is one of heartbreaking tragedy, remarkable courage, and unprecedented resiliency, as this child risks everything he knows for a chance at freedom. And after the boy saves countless lives, First Sergeant Hendrex makes it his personal mission to return the boy to safety.

A Soldier's Promise is the astonishing tale of two countries and two very different kinds of people joining together against terror and tyranny, and of the young man who, against all odds, gave Dragon Company what they desperately needed -- hope. Download and start listening now!


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  • “[Lee Sellars] speaks with the firm, controlled strength and confidence that an experienced NCO such as Hendrex would possess. He tells the story of a soldier’s life and young boy’s journey to freedom without embellishment or fanfare.” 


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cody | 4/27/2009

    " Steve-O is my hero... and of course, ALL of those who made it possible for him to become my hero. This book distills the complexity of war, opposing nations, ethnic interests, & loyalty down to an adolescent boy and his terrible choice. I could never be as brave as this young man. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/5/2009

    " It is good to know more about what's really going on in Iraq and what our soldiers are up against. It's also good to know that there are people there who really need our help in making that country safe for them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 9/16/2008

    " This was a GREAT book...would love to see it filmed for the big screen! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna | 11/29/2007

    " This book is an amazing true story about the courage and strength of an Iraqi boy and of our soldiers. I am in awe. I highly recommend this book. I'm going to be buying it soon so if you want to borrow it just let me know. "

About the Author

First Sergeant Daniel Hendrex joined the Army in 1990 and has served in Operation Desert Storm, Operation Desert Shield, Continue Hope, Intrinsic Action, Joint Forge, Joint Guardian, Noble Eagle, and Iraqi Freedom I and III. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Christina, and daughter, Sydney. He continues to work in the Third Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson.