Height of Carmen Gentile
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1. Where did Carmen Gentile come from ?
Gentile was born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania and attended Shadyside Academy. He graduated from Villanova University with a degree in philosophy and Islamic studies.
2. What could we know about Carmen Gentile besides his height ?
On September 9, 2010, Gentile was walking through a remote village in mountainous, eastern Afghanistan in the company of American and Afghan troops. While reporting for CBS – Gentile was a freelance radio reporter who also occasionally contributed video – he was injured when an assailant fired a rocket-propelled grenade from a very short distance away. The ordnance struck Gentile in the side of the head, blinding him in his right eye and crushing bones in his cheek. The rocket then ricocheted off of Gentile and struck a young platoon leader, Lt. Derek Zotto, in the elbow.
3. What are the projects of Carmen Gentile ?
Gentile managed to capture his highly unusual injury on video.
4. Somme collaborations with Carmen Gentile ?
He underwent several surgeries including one at a U.S. military hospital at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. After numerous operations and months of rehabilitation, Gentile returned to Afghanistan and resumed front line reporting, which is chronicled in his critically acclaimed book Blindsided by the Taliban (2018).
Since its publication, Gentile has been featured on NBC Today CNN Sunday Morning, C-Span and other leading programs.
In November 2019, it was announced that George Marshall Ruge will direct the feature-movie length adaptation of Blindsided by the Taliban.
Gentile is the recipient of the Galloway Award, named for UPI combat correspondent and McClatchy Newspapers columnist Joseph Galloway, for a story in Salon that is excerpted from Blindsided by the Taliban and is said to be both “straight-forward and harrowing.”
In recent years, Gentile has combined storytelling from places like Iraq with his passion for motorcycling, writing stories for publications like Motorcyclist and the motorcycle media outlet One Down Media, of which Gentile is a founding partner.
He has also ridden in and reported from Mexico and the United States.
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