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Scouts Out! will become beloved to veterans and civilians alike, as Ryan recounts in this nonfiction novel his experience through two deployments to Afghanistan as a Kiowa Warrior pilot. He rips the blinders off of the average civilian to reveal the complex difficulties encountered in the U.S. Army, while showcasing the harsh realities of war. Go to Afghanistan with Ryan through Scouts Out! and see what happens when cultures collide in a chaotic way. You may just find out that there is more than one enemy to face.
A Note From Ryan:
"Scouts Out! is the result of curating hundreds of thousands of words from notes and journal entries, over five years in the making. In the course of my experience as a Kiowa pilot, I morph from a fearless, naive young man into a battle hardened and weary veteran as a result of the raw dose of humanity that only combat can bring. My Grandmother's dying words summarized an order: "Tell them all. Write it down. Tell everyone the truth." I present to you a realtime look into a deployment world of chaos, written in the moment with very little retrospect. Scouts Out! is the truth of my experience flying a critical asset to the battlefield while encountering cunning and ruthless enemies in Afghanistan."