The book Violence of Action, is a collection of stories self told by US Army rangers, and written by Marty Skovlund. It takes place primarily in Afghanistan.
Each soldier becomes an author, relating scenes of death and agony. The tone of the stories feels like professional soldiers relating details of their job like we would about our own jobs. But theirs just happens to include stark unforgiving violence at its core.
A great view into the minds of men who defend our country.