On Mar 25, 2021, the MCX ‘Cover to Cover’ series will feature an interview with #1 bestselling author James Patterson, and U.S. Army First Sergeant (Ret.) Matt Eversmann, who was part of the Ranger unit portrayed in the movie Black Hawk Down, about their new book Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America’s Bravest Warriors. The episode will premiere at 6pm EST on Facebook.com/MarineCorpsExchange.

            Crafted from hundreds of original interviews, Walk in My Combat Boots is a collection of brutally honest stories usually only shared amongst comrades in arms. Here, in the voices of the men and women who have fought overseas from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan, is a rare eye-opening look into what wearing the uniform, fighting in combat, losing friends and coming home is really like.

            In this conversational style interview, Patterson and Eversmann provide insight into the inspiration behind the book as well as their writing process. Patterson and Eversmann also share details about a few of the stories including that of Marine Cpl Rory Patrick Hamill who returned home as an amputee due to an IED blast in Afghanistan. 

            “This book will take your breath away, break your heart, and leave you in awe of the hard work, raw courage, ingenuity and resilience of the men and women who wear the boots. You’ll hear them say why they do it, and how they deal with triumph, tragedy and living with the legacy of their service. Every American should read it.” – former President Bill Clinton.

             Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America’s Bravest Warriors is on sale now at your local Marine Corps Exchange (MCX).