Legend

Legend

A Harrowing Story From the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue A Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines

Large Print - 2015 | Large print ed.
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From the bestselling author of Fearless, the dramatic and unforgettable story of Roy Benavidez, a Green Beret in Vietnam who is known among special operations forces members today by a single word: "Legend." Legend tells the heroic story of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, and Benavidez's nearly suicidal rescue mission that saved eight lives and ultimately earned Benavidez a nomination for the Congressional Medal of Honor.
The Vietnam War, as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A twelve-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungle of neutral Cambodia-- where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. The team did not know they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2015]
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780804194747
0804194742
Characteristics: xvi, 382 p. (large print) : ills., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Street kid from Cuero
"Look sharp, be sharp, go Army!"
The darkest white
Green Beret
The secret war
Anatomy of a mission
Welcome to Detachment B-56
Over the fence
The launch
As bad as it gets
Daniel Boone tactical emergency
If someone needs help
Last chance
Deliverance
Mettle for medal.
Summary: From the bestselling author of Fearless, the dramatic and unforgettable story of Roy Benavidez, a Green Beret in Vietnam who is known among special operations forces members today by a single word: "Legend." Legend tells the heroic story of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, and Benavidez's nearly suicidal rescue mission that saved eight lives and ultimately earned Benavidez a nomination for the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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SeaWolf19
Oct 24, 2015

As a Vietnam veteran gunship helicopter pilot, may I just say that this book is even better than "Chicken Hawk." True story of one man's devotion to Duty, Honor, Country in the face of "insurmountable" odds. And told with a compelling narrative that puts you there behind enemy lines and in "deep doo-doo" as we used to say.

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