The bestselling author of Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, and Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer, goes behind the scenes to uncover the life and death of Pat Tillman in his latest book, Where Men Win Glory.
“Krakauer’s book…must be counted as the definitive version of events surrounding Tillman’s death” —The Los Angeles Times
As part of his research for Where Men Win Glory, Jon Krakauer was embedded with American and Afghan forces in May and June 2006, and from December 2006 through February 2007. Below are photographs from the field.
Approaching Spera, Khost Province, photo by First Lieutenant Eric Hayes
Chinook flight over eastern Afghanistan
Chinook Helicopter landing at FOB Tillman
Captain Dennis Knowles and SFC Ron Locklear brief Afghan soldiers for a mission, FOB Tillman
First Lieutenant Eric Hayes on Patrol Near FOB Tillman
First Lieutenant Eric Hayes searches a cave for enemy weapons and explosives
CPT Dennis Knowles at OP4, FOB Tillman, preparing for the next attack. Gray Castle in background