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Point Man

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Chief Petty Officer James "Patches" Watson was there at the start. One of the first to come out of the famed Underwater Demolition Team 21, he was an initial member -- a "plank owner" -- of America's deadliest and most elite fighting force, the U.S. Navy SEALs.

Through three tours in the jungle hell of Vietnam, he walked the point -- staying alert to trip wires, booby traps
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published August 1993)
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Ed Wyrd
Fascinating account of one of the founding members of the US Navy's elite fighting force, the SEALs, and his adventures stateside and behind enemy lines in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Jan 04, 2009 Richard rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: To anyone tired of watching TV.
Shelves: military
A good view of the thankless jobs we ask our youth to accomplish in the dank and dingy places of this earth. His reward is the self confidence that he was able to accomplish and survive. Our reward, to take our next breath in a luxury that the world has not known, until July 4, 1776.
Gregg Chiota
Very interesting book written by a member of the original Navy SEAL class. Recounts the early days of assembling and training the units through to missions in Vietnam and beyond. Not a literay masterpiece, but will surely keep the reader riveted.
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For Nobel Laureate and co discoverer of DNA, see James D. Watson

In 1799, James Watson, who became a much-imprisoned freethought publisher, was born in Yorkshire. As a young worker in Leeds, he joined a radical reading club and became a freethinker. At age 23, Watson moved to London to assist publisher Richard Carlile at his shop, taking over when Carlile was imprisoned in 1822. Carlile had express
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