Following 9/11, Ryan
A. Conklin enlisted in the United States Army at age seventeen and joined Angel Company. As a turret gunner with the famed 101st
Airborne “Screaming Eagles” and a member of the famed “Rakkasans”
regiment—the most decorated regiment in the US Army—he endured hellish
conditions in the war-torn city of Tikrit, Iraq.
After he returned to the United States in 2008, he became a cast member on The Real World: Brooklyn. That came to an end when he received his notice recalling him to duty.
An Angel from Hell is a gritty, blunt, and laugh-out-loud funny
war memoir from the grunt’s perspective. Conklin reveals what the Iraq
war is really like, day to day—the misery, the boredom, the absurdity,
the horror, and even the moments of grace. With stunning candor and
wisdom beyond his years, Conklin has documented a complex and
unavoidably life-changing experience for his generation. Download and start listening now!