Talk is cheap, and when thousands of men, women, and children were left behind in Afghanistan… Chad Robichaux and his makeshift band of heroes risked their lives to save tens of thousands of people from the diabolic Taliban regime.
The highly anticipated true story about how people came together to do the impossible.
On June 4, 1940, the last day of the evacuation of Dunkirk, Winston Churchill spoke before the House of Commons and described it this way: ‘A miracle of deliverance, achieved by valor, by perseverance, by perfect discipline, by faultless service, by resource, by skill, by unconquerable fidelity, is manifest to us all.’ The same could be said of Chad and his team.
Saving Aziz is the story of two warriors… brought together by war and a brotherhood forged through years of battling… for the cause of freedom and captures the heroic efforts of those who took action to not only rescue Aziz and his family in the US withdrawal but thousands of others.
This is the story of why America remains the beacon of hope for the world.
It will leave you disappointed in America’s leadership but proud to be an American.
A man willing to shed his blood to save others is a man worth listening to. I’m listening, Chad!
Aziz was more than an interpreter for Force Recon Marine Chad Robichaux during Chad’s eight deployments to Afghanistan. He was a teammate, brother, and friend. More than once, Aziz saved Chad’s life. And then he needed Chad to save his.
When President Joe Biden announced in April 2021 that the United States would be making a hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan, Chad knew he had to get Aziz and his family out before Taliban forces took over the country. As the rescue team he’d pulled together began to go to work, they became aware of thousands more—U.S. citizens, Afghan allies, women, and children—facing persecution or death if they were not saved from the Taliban’s terrorist regime. Chad began leading the charge that would go on to rescue 17,000 evacuees within a few short weeks—12,000 of them within the first ten days.
This gripping account of two heroes, a daring mission, and the resilient people of Afghanistan puts human hearts and names alongside the headlines of one of the most harrowing moments in our history. Offering insight into the rich, complex culture of the Afghan people, along with a unique perspective on the “twenty-year war” that took place under four presidents, Chad writes as an American, a veteran, and, above all, a friend.
Saving Aziz is a story of war and rescue. It is a story of mission accomplished and work still to be done. It is a story of how looking into a stranger’s eyes breaks down prejudice and apathy—and why risking it all is worth it when it comes to loving one another.
What People Are Saying
This saga of brotherhood, loyalty, and raw courage will make you proud to be an American.
Chad Robichaux is one of the most honorable men I know, he is a perfect example of what a Marine truly is. His book Saving Aziz gives you firsthand insight on the man he is and why we should all aspire to be more like him
Chad Robichaux’s story is a must read for every American. It is a book of unparalleled bravery, heroism, valor and incredible determination by a select few individuals.
During the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Chad became instrumental in getting a group of veterans together to rescue Aziz despite all odds.