Medal of Honor: One Man’s Journey From Poverty and Prejudice Memories of War

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Potomac Books Inc. #ad - Despite severe injuries suffered in hand-to-hand combat, Benavidez personally saved eight men. In february 1981, president Reagan awarded him the Medal of Honor. Seriously wounded in Vietnam, he was told he would never walk again. His actions ensured his everlasting place as one of the great heroes of the war.

Army’s elite—the Airborne and the Special Forces. Benavidez not only conquered his disability but demanded to return to combat. On his second tour, when twelve of his comrades on a secret CIA mission in Cambodia were surrounded by hundreds of North Vietnamese regulars, Benavidez volunteered to rescue them.

Medal of Honor: One Man's Journey From Poverty and Prejudice Memories of War #ad - Half-hispanic, and an orphan, half-Yaqui Indian, Roy Benavidez fought his way out of poverty and bigotry to serve with the U. S.

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Tango Mike Mike: The Story of Master Sergeant Roy P. Benavidez

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Yvette Benavidez Garcia #ad - Roy P. Benavidez is a man who struggled through disappointing circumstances as a young child, conquered paralysis, overcame prejudice and discrimination, fought through two tours in Vietnam and became an American icon, a hero. The heroes are the ones who are laying in their graves. Roy never took credit for being a hero.

The ones who gave up their tomorrows for our todays. This is the story of what made Roy the man we all admire. In fact, he'd always say, "I am not a hero. The story of what made him a Legend. The heroes are the ones who never came back.

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Legend: The Incredible Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines

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Crown #ad - Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. Their objective, just miles over the vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

Army’s 240th assault helicopter company and a green beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On may 2, 1968, a twelve-man special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia—where U.

S. Forces were forbidden to operate. The true story of the U. S. Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th assault helicopter Company, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team.

Legend: The Incredible Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines #ad - When special forces staff sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, and the story of one of the many unsung heroes of the war. What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community.

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Roy Benavidez : American Soldier

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#ad - Orphaned by the age of seven, benavidez overcame obstacle after obstacle, from racism to paralysis to enduring "Six Hours of Hell" in one of the most daring Vietnam rescue missions of all time. This is his story. Roy benavides is widely regarded as one of the most fascinating Medal of Honor winners in the history of the United States Military.

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SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam

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Simon & Schuster #ad - In sog, major John L. Plaster, a three-tour sog veteran, holding off mass enemy attacks, shares the gripping exploits of these true American warriors in a minute-by-minute, heartbeat-by-heartbeat account of the group’s stunning operations behind enemy lines—penetrating heavily defended North Vietnamese military facilities, launching daring missions to rescue downed US pilots.

Composed entirely of volunteers from such ace fighting units as the Army Green Berets, SOG took on the most dangerous covert assignments, and Navy SEALs, Air Force Air Commandos, in the deadliest and most forbidding theaters of operation. John plaster’s riveting account of his covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War is “a true insider’s account, this eye-opening report will leave readers feeling as if they’ve been given a hot scoop on a highly classified project” Publishers Weekly.

SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commandos in Vietnam #ad - Code-named the studies and observations group, SOG was the most secret elite US military unit to serve in the Vietnam War—so secret its very existence was denied by the government. Some of the most extraordinary true stories of honor and heroism in the history of the US military, Plaster’s account is “a detailed history of this little-known aspect of the Vietnam War…a worthy act of historical rescue from an unjustified, from sabotage to espionage to hand-to-hand combat, willed oblivion” The New York Times.

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Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America's Most Decorated Green Beret

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Naval Institute Press #ad - Uncommon valor is a look into the formation and operation of an advanced Special Forces recon company during the Vietnam War. Pilots and other black ops missions. Sog warriors operated in small teams, tasked with performing special reconnaissance, going behind enemy lines in Laos and Cambodia and along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, sabotaging North Vietnamese Army ammunition, attempting to rescue downed U.

S. Military unit in its time and contained only volunteers from such elite units as the Army’s Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Air Force Air Commandos. Purple hearts were earned by sog veterans at a pace unparalleled in American wars of the twentieth century, with casualties at times exceeding 100 percent.

Uncommon Valor: The Recon Company that Earned Five Medals of Honor and Included America's Most Decorated Green Beret #ad - During that time, forward operating base-2’s fob-2's recon company became the most highly decorated unit of the Vietnam War, with five of its men earning the Medal of Honor and eight earning the Distinguished Service Cross-America's second highest military award for valor. Code-named the studies and Observations Group, SOG was the most covert U.

S. One, bob howard, was wounded on fourteen different occasions, was written up after three different missions for the Medal of Honor, received eight Purple Hearts, and emerged from Vietnam as the most highly decorated soldier since World War II's Audie Murphy.

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SOG Chronicles: Volume One

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SOG Publishing #ad - He is slated to receive the Medal of Honor from President Donald J. Every green beret received at least one Purple Heart, including the sole medic, Gary Mike Rose. Trump in october 2017 for his valor and medical skills tending to more than 60 wounded troops during that four-day mission. John meyer’s story about operation Tailwind does justice to the valor and heroism of the men involved in the four-day battle.

From 1964 to 1972, american green berets and their indigenous troops fought a deadly secret war in Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam under the aegis of the top secret Military Assistance Command Vietnam — Studies and Observations Group, far beyond the battlefields of Vietnam and the glare of media distortions, or simply SOG.

The inaugural edition of 'sog chronicles volume one' will be the first in a series of books focusing on the many untold stories from that eight-year secret war where Green Berets went deep behind enemy lines without conventional support from artillery, tanks, or ground support troops where communist forces massed 50, 000-100, 000 troops to combat them while keeping the Ho Chi Minh Trail supply lines open.

SOG Chronicles: Volume One #ad - The centerpiece of 'sog chronicles volume one' is the 1970 story of Operation Tailwind, features a SOG element of 16 Green Berets and 120 indigenous soldiers that went deeper into Laos than any operation during the secret war. Meyer writes about this historic SOG mission with clarity and attention to detail that is long overdue in regards to this top secret mission.

Sog chronicles volume one' is mandatory reading for anyone remotely interested in SOG history or simply in how the Green Berets operate deep behind enemy lines. Billy waugh, SOG/CIA operative.

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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

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Dutton #ad - The ensuing fourteen-hour battle—and eventual victory—cost eight men their lives. Red platoon is the riveting firsthand account of the Battle of Keating, told by Romesha, who spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and the counterattack that drove the Taliban back beyond the wire and received the Medal of Honor for his actions.

A vitally important story that needs to be understood by the public, and I cannot imagine an account that does it better justice that Romesha’s. Sebastian junger, journalist and author of The Perfect Storm“Red Platoon is sure to become a classic of the genre. Hampton sides, author of Ghost Soldiers and In the Kingdom of Ice.

Three years after its construction, the army was finally ready to concede what the men on the ground had known immediately: it was simply too isolated and too dangerous to defend. On october 3, after years of constant smaller attacks, 2009, the Taliban finally decided to throw everything they had at Keating.

It doesn't get better. To us, that phrase nailed one of the essential truths, maybe even the essential truth, about being stuck at an outpost whose strategic and tactical vulnerabilities were so glaringly obvious to every soldier who had ever set foot in that place that the name itself—Keating—had become a kind of backhanded joke.

Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor #ad - In 2009, clinton romesha of red platoon and the rest of the black knight troop were preparing to shut down Command Outpost COP Keating, the most remote and inaccessible in a string of bases built by the US military in Nuristan and Kunar in the hope of preventing Taliban insurgents from moving freely back and forth between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The new york times bestsellerthe only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.

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The Greatest Medal of Honor Stories Ever Told

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Lyons Press #ad - In the greatest medal of honor stories ever Told, editor Tom McCarthy has pulled together some of the finest writings about heroes awarded the highest military honor that capture readers imaginations. They are the best. No small feat. The one thing the heroes in this collection have in common—from the bloody battlefields of the Civil War through the lonely mountains of Afghanistan—is uncommon valor.

Each of the men in these stories had the courage to calmly stare death in the face and move on—to do what they had to because that was their duty and the lives of others meant more to them than their own. Chosen from hundreds of accounts of singular devotion to duty, the stories in Medal of Honor stand out for their jaw-dropping tales of bravery.

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Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Major John L. Although their chief mission was disrupting the main north vietnamese supply route into South Vietnam, SOG commandos also rescued downed helicopter pilots and fellow soldiers, mine roads, conduct ambushes, and infiltrated deep into Laos and Cambodia to identify bombing targets, and capture North Vietnamese soldiers for intelligence purposes.

. Short for “studies and operations Group, ” it was a secret operations force in Vietnam, the most highly decorated unit in the war. Plaster recalls his remarkable covert activities as a member of a special operations team during the Vietnam War in a “comprehensive, informative, and often exciting…account of an important part of the overall Vietnam tragedy” The New York Times.

Secret Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines with the Elite Warriors of SOG #ad - Before there were Navy SEALs, there was SOG. Ten entire teams disappeared and another fourteen were annihilated. This is the dramatic, sacrifice, page-turning true story of that team’s dedication, and constant fight for survival. In the “gripping” publishers weekly Secret Commandos, John Plaster vividly describes these unique warriors who gave everything fighting for their country—and for each other.

Always outnumbered, they matched wits in the most dangerous environments with an unrelenting foe that hunted them with trackers and dogs.

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DEPUTY: 35 YEARS AS A DEPUTY SHERIFF FROM UPSTATE NY TO LA

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#ad - Fast, riveting and exciting. True street cop stories from retired L. A. Others will make you laugh-out-loud. But all serve as a lesson Cliff will carry with him for the rest of his days. If you’ve ever wondered what life is like for men and women in the law enforcement community, this book will answer most of your questions and give you great insight from someone who has been there.

Each story is real. Some may be tough to read. Sheriff’s sergeant cliff yatesride along with a real deputyhave you ever wondered what it would be like to patrol the streets of south-central LA?What if you could go behind the scenes and see what life is really like on the Sunset Strip?”DEPUTY” 35 years as a Deputy Sheriff from upstate NY to LA is the first-hand account of Cliff Yates, a thirty-five-year law enforcement veteran.

DEPUTY: 35 YEARS AS A DEPUTY SHERIFF FROM UPSTATE NY TO LA #ad - His story begins in rural upstate New York, then takes a drastic turn that leads him to the mean streets of LA and the surrounding area. This memoir invites readers into his world and see what he saw, experience what he experienced.

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