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Lifer: My Epic Journey as a US Army Infantry Paratrooper

Nathan Aguinaga

Nathan Aguinaga didn't enlist in the Army planning to be a career soldier-a "lifer"-but the Army had other plans. He entered the world of light infantry in one of the nation's top-tier rapid-deployment military units in the early 1990s and would continue for most of the next twenty years as a part of the famed 82nd Airborne Division. Lifer is the comprehensive account of his career journey as a paratrooper, drill sergeant, Army Ranger, and combat veteran.


From the high-tempo daily life of the 82nd Airborne Division to a year spent on the Korean DMZ to time spent as a drill sergeant to the daunting task of successfully completing Ranger School to his time spent in Iraq and even to a support deployment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Master Sergeant (Retired) Aguinaga tells his unvarnished story of Army life-the trials and tribulations, the joys and sorrows, and the humor found in even the darkest moments of duty.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Koehler Books
  • Publish Date: Aug 12nd, 2024
  • Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.94in - 1.56lb
  • EAN: 9798888244111
  • Categories: MilitaryMemoirs

About the Author

Aguinaga, Nathan: - Nathan Aguinaga is a retired master sergeant who served twenty years in the US Army. He is also the author of a three-part series, which includes Division: Life on Ardennes Street, Roster Number Five Zero, and Wake Up: You're Having Another Nightmare. After the series he wrote One Term: A Current-Day Political Assassination and Connie Armstrong: The Life Story of a Functional Alcoholic. He lives in northwest Ohio with his wife.