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Saving Aziz: How the Mission to Help One Became a Calling to Rescue Thousands from the Taliban (Hardcover)
Now a Wall Street Journal Bestseller
It was the right thing to do. And someone had to do it.
Aziz was more than an interpreter for Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux during Chad's eight deployments to Afghanistan. He was a teammate, brother, and friend. More than once, Aziz saved Chad's life. And then he needed Chad to save his.
When President Joe Biden announced in April 2021 that the United States would be making a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, Robichaux knew he had to get Aziz and his family out before Taliban forces took over the country. As the rescue team began to go to work, they became aware of thousands more--US citizens, Afghan allies, women, and children--facing persecution.
This gripping account of two war heroes and friends puts human hearts and names alongside the headlines of one of the most harrowing moments in our history, giving you a closer look at:
- The resilience of Afghanistan and its people
- The twenty-year war that took place under four presidents
- A mission accomplished and the work that's still to be done
Saving Aziz is more than a story of war and rescue: it's about breaking down prejudice and apathy--and why risking it all is worth it when it comes to loving one another.
Praise for Saving Aziz:
"Saving Aziz is the story of two warriors...brought together by war and a brotherhood forged through years of battling...for the cause of freedom and captures the heroic efforts of those who took action to not only rescue Aziz and his family in the US withdrawal but thousands of others."
--Tim Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author, US Army Special Forces, Sniper