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Force Recon Command: 3rd Force Recon Company in Vietnam, 1969-70 (Naval Institute Special Warfare Series)

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THE A SHAU VALLEYWHERE THE NVA WAS KING . . .
In order to prevent surprise attacks on U.S. forces as they were pulling out of Vietnam, someone had to be able to pinpoint the NVA's movements. That dangerous job was the assignment of then-major Alex Lee and the Marines of the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company when he assumed command in late 1969. They became the tip of the sp
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ebook, 336 pages
Published July 27th 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published September 1995)
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Nadir
May 12, 2009 Nadir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military, vietnam
I found this among the best of the books on combat reconnaissance during the Vietnam war. The author is an accomplished writer and doesn't drown the book in blood-and-guts stories of bravado - though there is some of that. Instead, he writes about what the unit he commanded was supposed to accomplish (militarily) and how it succeeded in doing that. He fleshes it out with some stories of how others failed to understand his unit and its capabilities and how he struggled to overcome that. Well wort ...more
Kevin
Jul 19, 2008 Kevin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: military, war-vietnam
Great book regarding the Marine Corps Force recon unit in Vietnam. These are the bad boys, on par with Navy Seals. Same training, same intensity, great read. Another great book if you are looking for tactics to improve your military occupation.
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