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Diary of an Airborne Ranger: A LRRP's Year in the Combat Zone

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Perhaps the most accurate story of LRRPs at war
ever to appear in print!

When Frank Johnson arrived in Vietnam in 1969, he was nineteen, a young soldier untested in combat like thousands of others--but with two important differences: Johnson volunteered for the elite L Company Rangers of the 101st Airborne Division, a long range reconnaissance patrol (LRRP) unit, and he kept
ebook, 248 pages
Published November 24th 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published February 27th 2001)
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Diary of an Airborne Ranger was a very inspiring and motivational book for me. It took me into the book, and I felt like I was living the everyday challenges and experiences told throughout this novel.The author really explained his life in the war so well, that there were times during my reading that I forgot I was sitting on my bed in my room and not in Vietnam. This is a very powerful and moving book that really gave a true insight as to what went on during the Vietnam war. I would definitely ...more
Susheel John
This book is literally a compilation of a LRRP's activities during the Vietnam war. It offers authentic insight into a soldier's life at the time. A real "view from the trenches" type of book. It is, of course, very American as is seen from how the Vietnamese are referred to. One thing to note is that this was written by a soldier who wanted to be in combat. Of course, as diary entries go, there is quite a bit of repetition but that's also what makes it All the more authentic.
Josh Logan
I thought that this book was really good. It showed you some of the things a US Army Airborne Ranger went through during the Vietnam War. It shared his thoughts on what was going on during the war. He also wrote about how the guys in his patrol unit became like family.
Needs more background to the diary. I threw it away one-third into it.
Frank Sullivan
I understand this book was written from a diary but I found myself wanting to read the rest of the story. Good book just needed the rest of the story.
The age of the author is unmistakably young, which gives this its charm for sure.
Tom Hornback
Bad-ass diary style account from a guy that got into it! A must read for war guys!
An interesting account of the author's tour in Vietnam as a Ranger.
Nicholas Holmes
this book is a very good read i enjoyed reading it.
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