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John has the ability to stick the readers inside his ruck, and make them feel like they are looking over his shoulder.
Having spent a short time based at Camp Eagle with E Company 1st/501st (my war was over after being wounded while working an AO near abandoned Fire Base Brick, Feb 71), I am thankful for John's ability to paint a very detailed picture of everything he came in contact with.
Our government should do more than just award medals to John, Kenn, Rey, and Gary for their bravery under fire. They should also award and thank them for providing future generations of soldiers with the wisdom and knowledge that may help keep them and their fellow soldiers alive and help them defeat their enemies. Often there is made reference to "Rogers' Rangers Standing Orders", which are a great foundation for a soldier's education. However, if you want to go on to earn a Masters Degree, then you need to read these authors.
If either of my sons is ever to fight a war, I would not let them leave before memorizing every word written by John and the rest of the LRRP's.
Thanks, John, not only for serving in Vietnam, but for serving again by volunteering the hundreds of hours from your life, to record your experiences for the rest of us.
Jim Lynch SP4 US Army ret.
Most of the men on the teams were really kids, eighteen to twenty-one years old. At twenty-five, I was an old man, but I had an attitude that worked well with the men, and we got along fine. We used a lot of machismo to ward off fear and keep some grasp on basic sanity. We had nicknames, I was Honest John, Larry Chambers was Killer Man, Don Harris was G. T., John Looney was Joe Don, and Meszams was Mezoo. Our team was called the "Death Makers," a name that came from the Airborne tattoo on my leg.
I had business cards printed for the whole company, with space to put your name on the front and anything you wanted on the back. We even had the Doctor Death Maker kit, with special fuses and booby-trap devices for field use. In order to pull these long range patrol missions, the army was sending a few men out into the jungle for six days, with no friendly troops anywhere near, so we needed all the hype we could scrape up to keep going back out.
We didn't take officers on missions. A LRRP team (pronounced `Lurp') was made up of a sergeant E-5 with five other men, grade E-4 below. Most of the men had less than a year and a half in the Army. I was lucky, I'd been in the army seven years; gone to all types of schools and had years of small-unit leadership, map reading, demolitions, patrolling, and related subjects. The time and training paid off in the field, and my teams pulled some great missions. Our LRRP Company had one of the highest kill rates and the lowest casualty rate in the 101st Airborne Division.Read more ›
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accurate but why would you tell anyone about these things except another combat veteran who had been there, done that, and did not buy a t shirt?Published 11 months ago by Nolan A.
John Burford has written a winner. This book is an outstanding read.Published 11 months ago by K. J. L.
I have been reading about Vietnam since the early nineties when incredible books of the men who served were publishing their own personal experiences there. Read morePublished 11 months ago by C. Bruhn
Great hi s n lose Ending real n disturbing. So little done for those who did so much. Thx to all combat troops.Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
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