By Craig W. Drummond
The True Story of an Army Sniper Charged with Murder on the Battlefield.
Craig W. Drummond is an attorney and former Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007, where he defended U.S. Army Sniper Specialist Jorge G. Sandoval, Jr. who was being court-martialed for two murders and other related charges. The case made international headlines with correspondents from all the major outlets present at the trial. Craig was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada where he owns his own law firm.
“Armed forces continue to operate in uncertain and complex environments and this story is an insightful and powerful look into the challenges and judgments faced by a young sniper deployed to the battlefield of Iraq.”
– Brigadier General Jeffery L. Underhill, U.S. Army Retired, (Iraq Veteran)
“After the Iraq invasion, a military lawyer tests military justice by defending an American soldier accused of a war crime. A revealing, real life, courtroom drama, reminiscent of A Few Good Men.”
– Professor Hunter R. Clark, Director, International Law and Human Rights Program, Drake University Law School
“This book is a strong caution for all military commanders who would consider judging the warriors who run toward the sound of gunfire. Front-line actions should be judged from a front-line perspective, not for how those actions may play in the news.”
– Dave Earp, Former U.S. Navy SEAL Officer, USNA ‘97, BUDS Class #230, (Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran)
“Saving Sandoval gives an inside look at the scrutiny soldiers face on the battlefield and the politics involved in modern day warfare.”
– Major Chris Ophardt, U.S. Army, Public Affairs Officer to the Secretary of the Army, 2016-2017, (Iraq Veteran)