Ed Darack | Extortion 17 | Unspecified #13

Ed Darack, author of "The Final Mission of Extortion 17", while embedded with the U.S. Marines.
Ed Darack, author of “The Final Mission of Extortion 17”, while embedded with the U.S. Marines.

Ed Darack (@eddarack) is an author, editor, photographer, and cartographer. His work has been featured in Smithsonian’s Air & Space magazine, Alpinist, Weatherwise, Rock and Ice, and many more publications. His new book, The Final Mission of Extortion 17, is the first and only, never-before-told, complete in-depth story of Extortion 17 and it’s downing. The shooting down of Extortion 17 has been called “the greatest mystery of modern war.”

Darack has a genuine respect and sense of awe for the men and women who serve in the United States military. His love of aviation and the outdoors allowed him to make fast friends with several U.S. Marines. That friendship led to an invitation to embed with the Marines in Afghanistan where he took pictures and wrote articles about their experiences. Those relationships lead to uncovering the stories that would make up his latest book, The Final Mission of Extortion 17.

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