A former Green Beret recounts the experience of overseas combat, describing firefights under jungle canopy, the trials of POWs and MIAs, and the escapades of Special Forces Sgt. Larry Dring.
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Somewhere in the jungles of Vietnam, they became something more than soldiers. They became...
A special forces adventurer who became Korean Minister of Agriculture for a day...a mini-D-Day that happened when a Green Beret met some Navy guys with a problem...an Operation code named Barroom designed to parachute four five-ton elephants deep in the Vietnamese jungle. In Jim Morris' classic collection of Special Forces stories, we are given a vivid, sometimes humorous, and often terrifying, look at the culture of the elite warrior trained to fight outside the box, survive in hostile terrain, and kill the enemy before the enemy knew he was there. Profiling men who wanted to be the best, Morris leads us through night jumps and ambushes, from the day-to-day action of Green Berets fighting alongside indigenous Vietnamese to the onslaught that was the Tet Offensive. Along the way, the jungle comes alive, the smell of white phosphorous burns the nostrils, and the voices of brave and extraordinary men-some who lived and some who died-are etched in the mind forever...
"Adventurous, moving and funny. Fascinating stories-heroic and tragic."
-John M. Vecchio, author of The Thirteenth Valley
"Terrific! Rock-solid writing, tough and true: captures the american military experience at a critical period in the nation's history."
-Tim O'Brien author of The Things They Carried
"The finest warriors of this century have been the Americans who fought their wars outside the restrictions of conventional military organizations. It has been said that it's impossible to vicariously experience Vietnam, but Fighting Men, it seems to me, gives the reader the privilege of doing just that." -W.E.B. Griffin (from the foreword)
"Reads like the best fiction and yet every word of it is true."-J.C. Pollock, author of Mission M.I.A.
"If you want to know how it really was in the Special Forces in Vietnam, this is the book to read-no fantasy, no antiwar message, just the true war story."-General Jack Singlaub, USA (Ret.)
"No other book gives the feel of what it was really like to be a Green Beret in Vietnam the way War Story does."-Robert K. Brown, Publisher, Soldier of Fortune
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Book Description Dell, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0440211506
Book Description Dell, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0440211506
Book Description Dell, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110440211506