Behind the Gun Book Launch

In Behind the Gun, a top rated memoir available on Amazon, you’ll hear the truth about our involvement in Somalia from day 1 to October 3rd and 4th, The Battle of Mogadishu, commonly referred to as “Black Hawk Down”. You’ll get a firsthand account in a way you never knew you wanted it, from Behind […]

The Winter Soldiers

  After graduating high school in Wilkes County, NC and starting college on a football scholarship at Elon College, I transferred to Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with the intention of playing football, after meeting with their coaching staff. That would not happen. I Instead enlisted in the US Army as The Gulf War […]

Signed Pre-release copies

Behind the gun is giving away 200 signed pre-release copies of the upcoming book for every donation of $30 or more to Infidel Inc.  You can click the link or send via PayPal to bravocharles@att.net with the word “book” in the comments. So far the book has raised nearly $2000 for needy veterans. Visit Infidel […]

A Miraculous Reunion

“You picked a helluva place to lay down.” were the first words Poncho recalls hearing from Ed Ricord as he lay bleeding profusely from the neck on a Mogadishu street on the 25th of September in 1993. Poncho recalls thinking how strange it was that Ed was so calm and with a sense of humor […]

Blood on the Altar: Poncho’s Last Walk

An expanded excerpt from the full chapter. Setting: the early morning hours of September 25th, 1993 in Mogadishu Somalia. A chapter that could easily be called “The Original Black Hawk Down”. Based on the firsthand accounts of 1-87 INF, 2-14 INF, 3-75 RGR and 5th Special Forces soldiers. Blood on the Altar The incident we’re […]