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Product Details

  • Paperback: 424 pages
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse (May 21, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1438945957
  • ISBN-13: 978-1438945958
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,847,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Thomas Petri served Sub Unit One, 1stANGLICO as a tactical air controller in Vietnamwhile attached to the Republic of Korea's 2ndMarine Brigade. As very little has ever been bought before the American publicconcerning the extraordinary exploits of this special unit, Mr. Petri has longheld a desire to bring tribute this very small but effective organization thatearned mountains of honors but remains relatively unknown to the people itserved. His research for this bookevolved into a nine year work in progress that brought him in contact withseveral old friends and a few unforgettable Americans he'd never met before ina journey through his youthful past. Recently retired from a satisfying business career with more time on his hands than the law allows, he finally ran outof excuses and much to his surprise, completed this work in less than a year.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By WE Five-Seven on August 6, 2009
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Many books have been written about the various battles that make up the Vietnam War. However, this book details the exploits of small-teams of US Marines tasked to operate with allies such as the ROK Marines and Vietnamese Marines among others. Specially trained at small-unit tactics, foreign forces liaison, communications and most importantly spotting and directing American firepower power, these devil-dogs operated independently of conventional marine forces. The author provides a diverse assortment of combat stories of our allies and the ANGLICO marines that guided and assisted them in the fight against the NVA and VC. 1st ANGLICO, Sub Unit 1 was the last US combat unit to depart Vietnam. While most grunts and SF units were back in the states, these men were fighting for their lives and the lives of the South Vietnamese in places like Alpha 2, just south of the DMZ. This is a must read.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James Sandoz on August 9, 2009
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I served in Sub Unit 1, !st Anglico. Petri does an outstanding job describing the job we did. He does so with accuracy and pinache. This is a must-read for the military historian or for those interested in operations in Vietnam. Warning: There is not a shred of political correctness to be found in the book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By li'l bamboo on August 10, 2010
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Took me a while to get up the nerve to read this book. I served with Sub 1 1st ANGLICO and knew many of the principals in this book. I learned quite a bit more about ANGLICO's history than I knew before. It is a good book and informative. It was a bit hard in places simply because I was there for some of the events that happened during 1967. It is a very interesting history / documentary about a very little known but widely used Marine unit. I enjoyed it very much aside from my personal involvement.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By sloopy7036 on February 8, 2010
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Anyone who is interested in military special forces and reading about actual accounts of the Vietnam war will find this good reading.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Happy Anglican on September 22, 2010
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First I would like to thank Tom for his hard work putting this account of our Marines and Sailors in ANGLICO. The unit has received little notice in its presents. I will make it short and explain its work, By radio Anglicans talk to a Pilot,give him a target( anyone giving a Marine unit a hard time) He delivers lightning on target hard time gone!! Same action from the sea, Thunder from a Ship.Target gone!! Enjoy the read I did. ( 0849 )
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