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In May of 2003, when Operation Iraqi Freedom was only days old, world headlines were made when a U.S. Army convoy was attacked in the city of An Nasiriyah en route to Baghdad. Several soliders were killed and others taken prisoner.

Jessica Lynch became the face and name associated with this tragedy, but another female soldier, Shoshana Johnson, was also wounded and captured in the ambush.

Shoshana holds nothing back in this harrowing account of an ordinary woman caught in an extraordinary circumstance.

I’m Still Standing, is one hell of a story by one hell of a woman. Soldier. Single Mom. Survivor. Shoshana Johnson is a true American hero. Her memoir is a compelling, inspirational read.” Larry King

“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.” – Publishers Weekly

I’m Still Standing was nominated for an NAACP Image award in the Autobiography/biography catagory. I’m Still Standing was published by Touchstone, 2010.

Read an excerpt here.


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A Promise Fulfilled; My life as a wife and mother, soldier and General Officer, recounts Cleckley’s struggles to care for her children and advance her career despite terrible loss and unspeakable tragedy.A Promise Fulfilled was four years in the making and presents an intimate look at the role of women in uniform, the demands required of a wife and mother as she balances family with a military career and the spirit it takes to overcome the tremendous obstacles life throws you.

Together, Cleckley and Doyle have written a stirring recounting of Cleckley’s life, from her formative years in Aliquippa, PA to her enlisted years in the Women’s Army Corps, her service in the National Guard both part-time and active duty and her leadership roles in the halls of the Pentagon.

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