I’m Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen—My Journey Home by Shoshana Johnson
After six years of silence, Shoshana Johnson, the first female POW of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the first black female POW in U.S. history, shares the much anticipated story of her capture in Iraq and her eventual release. National bestseller.
"Johnson gained national attention as America's first black female prisoner of war. She was in the 507th Maintenance Company convoy ambushed on March 23, 2003, in Nasiriyah, and captured with five other soldiers including Jessica Lynch...Rescued three weeks later in a daring raid, Johnson emerged with a Bronze Star, a case of post-traumatic stress disorder, and an unwanted celebrity status sufficiently resented by the system that she left the army. Johnson endured her captivity with courage and emerged with honor. With the help of former army reservist Doyle, she vividly, simply, and unpretentiously tells her tale."- Publisher's Weekly