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ShoShana Johnson, author of I’m Still Standing: From Captive Soldier to Free Citizen – My Journey Home
(Touchstone Books / Simon & Schuster)
In the earliest days of Operation Iraqi Freedom in March 2003, the world was shaken by reports of a deadly ambush on a U.S. Army convoy on its way to Baghdad. The 507th Maintenance Company, a combat service support unit, was brutally attacked by a well-armed mob of civilians. Eleven people were killed; Shoshana Johnson, an army cook, and four others were captured and held prisoner for 22 days.
I’m Still Standing: From Captive Soldier to Free Citizen – My Journey Home is Johnsonâ€™s extraordinary chronicle of her captivity, while providing a revealing eyewitness account of her experiences as a POW. It is a rare view of one of the key incidents of the war in Iraq. Told with candor and insight, Iâ€™m Still Standing is Johnsonâ€™s deeply personal account of how she survived.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write I’m Still Standing?
ShoShana Johnson: My family were big cheerleaders/advocates for me to write a Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Specialist Shoshana Johnson, author of I’m Still Standing