April 19th, 2011.
CALL FOR TESTIMONIALS
Twelve, the publisher of Sebastian Junger’s WAR, has been thrilled by the tremendous positive reader response to the book. In preparation for the paperback release of the book on May 17th, we’re working to create a promotional video, made up of personal testimonials from military personnel and their families. We want the video to feature what real readers are saying about the book and how they’re relating to it. If you’re interested in participating, please click the link below for more information about being part of the video!
August 6th, 2010.
On Friday July 23rd the documentary released by National Geographics (RESTREPO) in theaters across the country revealed the truth on the war in Afghanistan. My Fiancee and I sat with Marcela Pardo mother and Gloria Pardo grandmother of fallen US Army soldier Juan Sebastian Restrepo. We had never experienced nor witnessed the pain of a mother and grandmother on this magnitude before but were honored to sit beside them both.
On behalf of all of our sponsors and who believe in (Paying it Forward), we will be hosting a formal dinner at Monserrate at 2093 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145 telephone 305-856-8525 in honor of a true hero Juan Sebastian Restrepo who was killed in the line of fire. At this dinner scheduled for the end of August will be present both mother and grandmother of the fallen soldier.
I implore our sponsors to help us raise $1500.00 for this dinner event expense to honor someone who fought for all of our freedom and paid with his life. Many pillars from the community and armed forces will be attending, including the press and The US Ambassador to Colombia where the soldier was born. Please feel free to contact me directly should you wish to participate and contribute to such a great cause.
To the men who were on OP Restrepo with Juan Sebastian, Please urgently contact me directly, We would be honored for you to meet his Mother and Grandmother at his dinner.
Gene M. Napolitano
Roman Centurions, Inc
August 6th, 2010.
If you want to read an AMAZING book, check out Captive, by Jere Van Dyk (Henry Holt, 2010.) The book was just released...Van Dyk tried to walk across the border into Pakistan and use his old contacts among the Mujehadin to report on the Taliban. He was taken prisoner by them insread and held for a many weeks while they decided whether to kill him or not. What this reporter lived through is, I think, pretty much the most frightening thing a journalist could be subjected to. He wrote a phenomenal book about it that I consumed in about a day. Please read it. This was during 2008, when I was just twenty miles away in the Korengal.