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Bright Light is the true story of the author's training as a green beret medical specialist and his service with the top secret MACV SOG. The book reveals, for the first time, firsthand accounts of dangerous black operations behind enemy lines during the peak of the Vietnam War. The author also shares the sometimes humorous happenings within the relative safety of the base ...more
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Published August 13th 2010 by
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José Harris
I just finished reading Bright Light. What can I say? I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bright Light and didn’t want it end. Instead it made me yearn to put on a set of cammies and some jungle boots and head out on the next mission with you. I feel that I am walking a little taller knowing that I too was able to make it through the training and was allowed to serve as a Green Beret Medic and therefore we are Brothers.

It’s just that your book makes feel me prouder, as I still find it difficult to sha
Bernie Weisz
"To This Day, I Consider Hanoi Jane & The Peace Creeps of the 60's and 70's as Dishonorable Traitors!",
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Review Written By Bernie Weisz, Historian, Vietnam War, March 13, 2011 Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA Title of Review: "To This Day, I Consider Hanoi Jane & The Peace Creeps of the 60's and 70's as Dishonorable Traitors!"
There are many memoirs of intense combat in the jungles, rice paddies and hill tops during the Vietnam War, and Stephen Perry's "Bright Light" is n
Regulo Jr.
"Explosive" SECRETS of MACV-SOG Missions!

Author, Stephen Perry does a magnificent job in writing and presenting such an incredible riveting account and suspense true story called "Bright Light": Untold stories of the Top Secret War in Vietnam, executed by our nations best fighting men known as the Green Berets, U.S. Army Special Forces assigned to a secret organization known as the (MACV) Military Assistance Command Vietnam and (SOG) Studies and Operations Group.

Bright Light gives the reader for
Kenelm Bridges
This is a super book about special operations and FOB 1. Written by Steve Perry who served in Special Forces in vietnam at FOB 1 running operations with ST Idaho. The book gives gripping details of certain secret operations which were top secret at the time ! Steve was on ST Idaho with Glen Lane running special ops into North Vietnam , Laos , and the Ashau Valley . Lane and the rest of the team went missing on an operation . Steve went with ST Oregon on a brightlight mission to rescue or find I ...more
John Podlaski
Bright Light by Stephen Perry is an eye-opening, first person account of the secret war fought in Vietnam by men considered to be the best of the best. The public and most of the military were unaware of these special forays into Laos, Cambodia and North Vietnam, small groups of six men moving stealthily through thick mountainous jungles amidst thousands of enemy soldiers. Yet, our politicians vowed that the United States was not crossing the borders of Vietnam in pursuit of the enemy and the so ...more
Robert Dorr
A great account from an era that is falling father behind us.
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