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In the back of the book segment tonight you may remember last year the factor interviewed Chris -- the deadly sniper in American history.
Well earlier this year Kyle was tragically shot dead by a fellow veteran and he was trying to help.
Well now in the new book carnivore.
A memoir by one of the deadliest American soldiers of all time.
Sergeant -- Johnson tells his own story of how he and his troops killed more than 2000 enemy combatants.
Sergeant Johnson joins us now.
Thank you for your service to this country -- and build and thank you for reading this book about it after -- after the Kyle story came out and we learned about what what it takes to be a sniper I should say that you wrote this because you were concerned that other people weren't getting enough credit for the work.
That had been done in Iraq.
Right basically and you know and it's it's still ongoing thing now where.
You have so many people that are still call and saying hey you know what about this for what about pattern that was you know.
The book itself.
It's trying to dedicate back to the truth then the unit -- -- 37 to have.
And what we did and also you know -- in itself.
And you know as far as it -- go -- in the -- with them are really proud of those being out there.
You know it was part of the battle damage assessment that we did my Gunner actually did.
You know most of those are over half of those.
Vehicles there and I was just present on the vehicle Bradley.
Fighting vehicle -- fighting vehicle you started your adventure -- I was a commander now.
Minute and then after after being with the Bradley fighting vehicle unit and you you went on that your next deployment he was sort of snide thing.
Well what's it really snipe that was designated marksman.
And basically what it was we had a -- fourteen -- I'm off to comment that we could use to shoot targets at a distance.
And -- the issue was we didn't have that many train people might tune.
Me being the platoon sergeant took upon myself to go out there and they'll use it because like I could -- fairly well.
Kills with one -- was a one particular down.
We'll that -- at the same gun it was he was -- fourteen and my -- for personal rifle.
-- and some tools three ones 821 yards about the farthest 821 yards it was sort of a sniper battle from a rooftop and I got this guy took me fifteen shots he was a better shot than me I just had better equipment.
On he was missing all around me and and I basically got lucky.
Take us back to Kentucky -- because that that what.
-- you and this that's sort of what happened -- a lot of country boy usually guys a girl mistakes my dad.
Had a couple rifles and when we would -- we would have to go off the rifle would be zero to my dad.
And we would have to learn to hit with a rifle was zero not be able to adjusted.
So that's sort of what we learned how to share a moment -- -- rifle out and if a child to foot for the last have to aim to put the right.
Do you think of any of the -- -- shot I do think of them had a -- in the house that human beings -- middle of you know plus vicious combat honey.
-- their fathers or sons their Brothers.
But I don't because they had a -- to do and I had a job to do I didn't do anything.
That wasn't necessary wasn't brutal when I didn't need to being.
And I was compassion when I -- being mean I actually turned a prisoner loose -- in fear of film being killed one artillery -- But that's nothing that no one in that unit would have done.
In Iraq looking at it today.
Was it worth it.
We give them an opportunity we went over there and we show them what freedom was we -- -- -- opportunity.
And what they do with it took to them thank you for your service --
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