Saving Aziz: How the Mission to Help One Became a Calling to Rescue Thousands from the Taliban

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Saving Aziz is the true story of how a mission to save one friend from the violent grip of the Taliban became a calling to rescue over seventeen thousand.

If you knew you could save one friend from certain death, would you? For former Force Recon Marine and MMA fighter Chad Robichaux, the answer was a resounding “YES!” 

In April 2021, fourteen years after his final deployment in the Middle East, Chad learned of the Biden administration’s plan to end the United States’ twenty-year military occupation of Afghanistan. Due to the rapid nature of withdrawal, scheduled for the twentieth anniversary of 9/11, Chad knew many innocent people, including United States allies, were in danger of being left behind to the mercies of the Taliban.  

Chad's long-time friend and former interpreter Aziz, a man who saved his life multiple times on missions against the Taliban, was now among the most vulnerable. Chad immediately started planning a rescue mission, knowing he would stop at nothing to save Aziz and his family. What he did not know was that God would use him, and his coalition of heroes, to save over seventeen thousand left behind. For his heroic actions during the Afghanistan evacuations, Glenn Beck and Mercury One presented Chad with the 'Bonhoeffer Angel Award' for displaying true leadership, moral courage, and selfless sacrifice to help those in need.

 This gripping and eye-opening account includes 

  • a deep and rich description of the complex culture of Afghanistan and its people, 
  • Chad’s direct interactions with the Taliban, and
  • perspective on the United States’ twenty-year war that took place under four presidents.

In Saving Aziz, Chad will give you a behind-the-scenes view of the evacuation efforts that saved thousands from the Taliban during the historic humanitarian crisis following the United States’ hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

Chad Robichaux
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Thomas Nelson