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Carnivore Dillard Johnson Amazon The soldier whose new book — “Carnivore” — contains claims he has killed more than 2, people is. Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant Dillard “C. J. ” Johnson and his crew are recognized by Pentagon reports. Amid ferocious fighting that many times nearly took his life, Sergeant First Class Dillard “C. J.” Johnson—one of the most decorated soldiers in the histor.

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It reads more like a description of carinvore than anything else, without much of a look into how he came to deal with the reality of all that death.

America’s deadliest soldier? Dillard Johnson says he never made that claim. –

If you wish to read dillar combat, spend your idllard elsewhere. His first tour came during the invasion and the second for roughly 12 months starting in February I got the gist of This was a hard dillrd to rate.

As a combat narrative it’s an engaging read – the action and reading is fast-paced from the kickoff of combat to the capture of Baghdad, and reflects the quagmire of occupation with the author’s second tour in Iraq. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! By Dan Murphy Staff writer. The author writes candidly and openly, making it hard to put down … Show more Show less.

It took me carnivoee shots. He says that Mr. Nov 02, Rex Hrabetin rated it it was amazing. You’ve successfully reported this review. His stories are riveting and often humor-filled. I am not one to question someone’s experience in combat unless it is obvious that they are being untruthful. Photos of the Week. America’s deadliest soldier or stolen valor?


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At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. After a few months he became a contractor working for backwater as a sniper.

I grew up and I always wanted to be Sgt. Oct 06, Gregory added it. Fury from the comic books and I believe in America and what it stands for. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether the fact that the story is quite fictionalised puts you off or not. He reported there were two insurgents there and that they were firing towards his rooftop position. He was a better shot than me. I don’t think people really understand, you know, when we go to war with someone else, they don’t understand what that country was like and everything else.

Claiming plus kills goes beyond exaggeration and into outright lies. Share this article Copy link Link copied. Johnson explains that the choice of “sniper” in the book was for ease of understanding for the general civilian public.

We appreciate your feedback. After miraculously beating stage-three cancer caused by radiation exposure from firing armor-piercing depleted-uranium rounds during combathe returned to his platoon in Baghdad for a second tour, often serving as a sniper protecting his fellow troops. He has 4 purple hearts and a silver star that’s been confirmed by journalists. A new war memoir, “Carnivore” by Dillard Johnson, makes some rather extraordinary claims, according to media appearances and promotional material from publisher HarperCollins.

Similar to the film ‘Fury’ [] which was set during WW2. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


Carnivore: A Memoir by One of the Deadliest American Soldiers of All Time

There are a few other criticisms out there of some of the content. Here’s one of his descriptions, from the latter half of the book: In lateafter Johnson had left Iraq, statistics provided to USA Today by the US-led coalition, estimated that 19, militants had been killed by all coalition forces, including Iraqi ones, since the start of the war in RPGs were flying around like mosquitoes dur The, for lack of a better word, formal part of the invasion of Iraq was over so quick that a lot of Americans don’t think there was ever a “real” war.

Johnson was kind enough to speak to me for about two hours last night. He was interviewed for the book and says it’s been wildly misinterpreted, especially since the chapter he features in was excerpted by Soldier of Fortune magazine, with editorial changes made by someone there that exaggerated his personal role in the fighting.

Sometimes the casualties continue to accrue long after the guns have fallen silent. Johnson says the he did kill enemy combatants on his second deployment to Iraq, with M4 and M14 rifles, and that the choice of the term “sniper” was because average readers don’t understand the difference between a marksman and a sniper. Please review your cart.