AN INFANTRYMAN’S UNVARNISHED TRUTH
The fight for the “White School” during Operation MEDUSA was the fiercest combat the Canadian Army had seen since the Korean War. Chief Warrant Officer John G. Barnes was in the thick of it as the Company Sergeant Major of Charles Company, 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment.
Barnes’ extremely frank memoir is a tale of courage, loss and eventual redemption that reads like someone telling you their story across the kitchen table. Above all else, this book tells the unvarnished truth from a senior non-commissoned officer’s point of view.
OP MEDUSA IS PART OF OUR HISTORY AS A NATION, AKIN TO NORMANDY, PACHINO AND HONG KONG IN TERMS OF COURAGE, SERVICE AND TOUGHNESS.
– General Rick Hillier, OC, CMM, ONL, MSC, CD
IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN…THIS IS A MUST-READ ACCOUNT OF THIS GENERATION’S VIMY RIDGE.
– Brigadier-General Rob Delaney, OMM, CD
JOHN BARNES IS ONE OF THOSE RARE GENTLEMEN WHO MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON JUST FOR HAVING KNOWN HIM.
– Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Sprague, MSM, CD
JOHN BARNES IS A LEGEND IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT. IF YOU WANT ONE BOOK TO UNDERSTAND THE METTLE OF CANADA’S SONS AND DAUGHTERS AND WHAT THEY FOUGHT THROUGH IN AFGHANISTAN, THIS IS THE ONE.
– Lieutenant-Colonel Trevor Norton, CD