Michael Golembesky is poised to publish the first book detailing experiences of Marine special operators in Afghanistan. And unlike career writers who drop into an outpost for a quick embed, Golembesky was there, as a member of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 during one of its hardest deployments.
He plans to tell the team’s story through the words of the operators on the ground. The working title is “Level Zero Heroes.”
The 22-man team spent seven months, from October 2009 to June 2010, in Bala Morghab, a village in remote western Afghanistan’s Badghis province, a stone’s throw from the Turkmenistan border and almost unreachable by ground.