Episode No. 57 Special Forces SoldiersDate: May 22, 2009
Notes: Master Sergeant Regulo Zapata Jr., USA (ret.) was an Army Special Operations NCO and
retired as a Master Sergeant in 2003 after 28 years of service with the U.S. Army Special Forces.
Master Sergeant Regulo Zapata Jr., USA (ret.) was an Army Special Operations NCO
and retired as a Master Sergeant in 2003 after 28 years of service with the U.S. Army Special Forces. He now lives in Gilroy
(California). Master Sergeant Regulo Zapata, Jr. is the author of Desperate Lands: The War on Terror through the
Eyes of a Special Forces Soldier.
According to the book description of
Desperate Lands: The War on Terror Through the Eyes of a Special Forces Soldier it “is the
unprecedented story of U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers and the missions they have carried out while fighting the war on
terror in the Horn of Africa and in Afghanistan. The book is unique and timely, in that it tells the compelling story of our
nations struggle and of its soldiers fighting a new and different kind of war never fought before a Global War on Terror.
This true story comes at a time when our nation has divided feelings and opinions about this war a division that exists among
both government leaders and the American people. These pages offer a different perspective that of lower enlisted soldiers
reflecting their personal experience in combat zones in Africa and Afghanistan as they witnessed and experienced the fog of
war. The author Special Forces Master Sergeant Regulo Zapata, Jr. shares his extraordinary journey through ancient and desperate
lands at the front lines of this ongoing war. Here are true stories of sacrifice, bravery, excitement, horror, anger, tedium,
fear, camaraderie, and more a firsthand look behind the headlines at the reality of the exceptional and difficult challenges
U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers face as they defend America against the terrorist threat.”