John Cena told Task & Purpose in a recent interview that former Army Ranger Nicholas “The Reaper” Irving played a big role on the set of his upcoming film “The Wall.”

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Rapper Jay Z is producing a six-part miniseries about Nicholas Irving, who earned the nickname “the Reaper” while serving with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Ranger Battalion from 2004 to 2010.

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“Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper” is a slightly misleading title for Nicholas Irving’s follow-up to his 2015 best-selling war memoir, “The Reaper.” It suggests a grandiose account of an elite warrior kicking ass and taking names at the very tip of the spear. But the book is much more earnest than that.

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Snipers are some of the most mythologized warriors on the modern battlefield; they conjure up images of lone operators behind enemy lines, picking off enemy personnel at huge distances. A new book, “The Reaper,” set to be published Jan. 27 by St. Martin's Press and written by former Army Ranger Nicholas Irving with author Gary Brozek, cuts through all the legends and presents a look at what Irving calls “the direct action sniper.”

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