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Into Infamy: A Marine Sniper’s War – Book Review (UPDATE on Joe Chamblin) November 15, 2017

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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IntoInfamyI know Joe Chamblin. He is a very, very solid man and a truly skilled Sniper.  His ‘conviction’ was felt my most to be BS and the result of a POS Commandant that had never even attended OCS, or Bootcamp…that is right..he was a ‘transfer’ from the Naval Academy. Finally, some degree of justice was given!  Joe’s conviction was ‘overturned’. Unfortunately, it cost him his career in the USMC but he is getting closer to justice….for those who don’t know..Joe is one of the Marines who famously (not infamously) urinated on dead terrorists…who would not want to do that!?

In 2012 a video was released that showed US Marine Snipers urinating on dead Taliban fighters.  This 30 second video changed the lives of numerous Marines and was met with “outrage” from the Commandant of the Marine Corps as well as the Sgt Major of the Marine Corps (who was also a Sniper). One of those Marines, Sgt. Rob Richards died in 2015.  Into Infamy is book written by the very platoon commander who was also one of those profiled in the video.  Joe Chamblin is a combat veteran US Marine Sniper.  This book does not talk about the event but talks about the tour that these Marines served in Afghanistan. Most people likely cannot imagine the courage, skill and training it takes to operate as a Marine Sniper.  This book is as raw as it gets.  You will understand first hand what these Marines dealt with on a daily basis and the toll it took on them physically, emotionally, and psychologically.   This book gives a first hand account of the violence and carnage of warfare and the atrocities committed by the Taliban.  For those who rush to judgement on these Marines…read this book. I would challenge any reader to honestly believe they may not have done the same thing.  This book is NOT an attempt to justify any actions and doesn’t spend any time on the actual event.  When you read about the war they were fighting it becomes much more real and understandable how the actions could happen.  Overall….4.5 out of 5 stars!  You can buy at www.IntoInfamy.com or on Amazon.com.

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