By Thad Forester
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | 12:06 AM
My Brother in Arms is a biography of the life of Mark Forester. Even though he died heroically by defending our freedoms, his life of commitment, determination and valor began long before he entered the Special Operations field at age 26. Mark’s military career was only a small part of his life, so this book doesn't highlight just the last three years of his 29 years on earth, but I've tried to capture his entire life. From his family environment, to his spiritual beliefs, to his trials, and then to his physical talents; these all prepared him to face his most vicious battles in one of the most violent areas of the world.
An Apache aviator said of Mark's final battle: ..."I have never witnessed such an act of heroism in my three years of fighting in combat. I have over 2,700 hours total time with 1,500 hours of combat time in both Iraq and Afghanistan...JAG 28 continued to advance on the enemy while taking intense enemy fire, and continuously fired his weapon in an attempt to get to his fallen teammate and destroy the enemy."
My Brother in Arms is not a memorial in print, but a biography for continuing Mark’s legacy of perseverance, determination and accomplishing our missions on earth. We each have different missions, but what’s important is for each of us to recognize ours and work to accomplish it. In the end, don’t we all want to go out while moving forward?
The book is currently available for purchase in soft-bound format on Mark's web site at www.markaforester.com
It's also available for the Kindle on Amazon.com. Here is the direct link: http://www.amazon.com/Brother-Arms-Exceptional-Controller-ebook/dp/B00FDWCIGE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1380037719&sr=8-2&keywords=thad+forester
It's easy to find by searching on Amazon. It will soon be available for the Nook and iPad as well, but currently only soft cover book and Kindle. You can read all about it on Mark's web site and/or facebook.
A portion of the proceeds from the book go to the Mark Forester Foundation, which gives a scholarship to one Haleyville High School senior each year.
Photo and press release are courtesy of the Forester Family.