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Man Down By Marine Mark Ormrod

Man Down
by Marine Mark Ormrod

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By his own admission, the author was a 'gravel belly', a 'bootneck' marine who loved nothing more than being in the heart of the action when things kicked off. In this book, he describes the catastrophic injuries he sustained, the race to airlift him out of danger and the shocking truth behind the doctors' battle to save him.
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Man Down by Marine Mark Ormrod

By his own admission, Mark Ormrod was a 'gravel belly', a 'bootneck' marine who loved nothing more than being in the heart of the action when things kicked off. It's what he was trained to do, all he'd ever wanted, and he relished the prospect of a tour of duty in Afghanistan. And then the unthinkable happened. In one heartstopping moment Mark's life was brutally shattered when a landmine tore off both his legs and his right arm. The catastrophic injuries he sustained, the race to airlift him out of danger and the shocking truth behind the doctors' battle to save him are all described in graphic detail in this remarkable memoir. This is also the story of how, on the brink of despair, Mark began the greatest battle of his life - to walk again and, using state-of-the-art 'bionic' legs, to stand shoulder to shoulder with his comrades to receive his campaign medal. It was a battle he had to win if he was to rebuild his life as a serving marine. Told with brutal honesty, Man Down is a searing, action-packed account of courage and comradeship, of life on the frontline in the Afghan desert and the terrible legacy of war. It is a story of true grit you will never forget.

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Man Down Reviews


"An awesome true account of marines in combat and one man's remarkable courage." -- Andy McNab

About Marine Mark Ormrod


Mark Ormrod, known to his mates as 'Rammers', was born and brought up in Plymouth, Devon and joined the Royal Marines at the age of seventeen. He was one of only sixteen men from a troop of sixty recruits to pass the gruelling thirty-week Commando Training Course at the first attempt, earning him the right to wear the coveted Green Beret. After taking part in the invasion of Iraq, working with a team of medics in 2003, he transferred to a 'warfighting'infantry role for the ultimate test, a frontline tour of Afghanistan in October 2007. He is now based at 42 Commando in Plymouth.

Additional information

GOR003586464
Man Down by Marine Mark Ormrod
Marine Mark Ormrod
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2009-08-13
320
0593063929
9780593063927
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.