Author Stephen Bedford’s new book “Safari in Somalia” is a gripping autobiographical account of US military involvement in the war in the violence-plagued African nation

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Recent release “Safari in Somalia” from Page Publishing author Stephen Bedford is a riveting memoir of actual events that transpired between December 1992 and May 1993, when he was deployed in the UN Peacekeeping mission, Operation Restore Hope, in war-torn Somalia.

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Stephen Bedford, a US Army veteran who studied art at the University of Hawaii and currently owns two tattoo studios, has published his new book “Safari in Somalia”: a spellbinding reflection on his deployment in Somalia as its people suffered the ravages of a devastating civil war that killed up to half a million Somali citizens and displaced many more.

This story is based on actual events that took place in the African country of Somalia (1992–1993) before the events depicted in the movie Black Hawk Down took place. This story takes off when one soldier, Specialist Stephen Bedford, is given the choice between service to his country and his obligations to his pregnant wife and family. Offered the opportunity to lead a fire team and fulfill his greatest military challenge yet, will he be able to lead the fire team as he had hoped, or will there be events that make him wish he had never left home?

Along the way, Specialist Bedford and his fire team will embark on an incredible journey that will leave him with unforgettable experiences and reoccurring nightmares, as this humanitarian mission becomes more increasingly hostile.

This is the exciting story about a soldier and his team of unsung heroes as they try to help the people of Somalia regain hope within a country full of distressful chaos.
Published by Page Publishing, Stephen Bedford’s engrossing book is a compelling choice for avid military nonfiction readers.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Safari in Somalia” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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