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Six Silent Men...Book Three: 101st LRP / Rangers

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"The Eyes and Ears of the Screaming Eagles . . ." By 1969, the NVA had grown more experienced at countering the tactics of the long range patrols, and SIX SILENT MEN: Book Three describes some of the... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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?You couldn?t live 30 minutes out there with only six men!?

The LRRPS did. Time and time again the long-range-reconnaissance-patrols went out to "see" and not be "seen", and sadly, some individuals wouldn't return home. This is fantastic series of books covering the history and evolution of the LRRPS/LRPS/RANGERS during the Vietnam War. Rey Martinez, Kenn Miller, and Gary Linderer interviewed a great number of the surviving members of the LRRPS/Rangers to bring their history alive. While some members were able to tap into their memories, others wouldn't touch the pain from long ago. The authors did a terrific job bringing the histories together for a strong narrative.If anything, I found myself wanting to know more! What were they thinking? What were you feeling? I'm sure much ended up on the "editing room floor".The "SIX SILENT MEN" books are a very honest account if the units actions. They're packed with adventure and daring. While reading their books, I was filled with tension and dread, other times I had to laugh aloud, and a few times I became misty-eyed. You feel for the teams as they "will" themselves to become invisible while on patrol. Don't be mis-lead by a negative review. The reviewer misquoted the book. This I know since I pulled my copy off the shelf and checked the text. The reviewer claims the authors are liars --- NOT SO. A great number of books on the Vietnam War are written very honestly, and the publishers do "Fact Checking" before publishing these books. Read the review by Harold Nealy, who was a LRRP! His testimonial supports this fine series. If these books were embellished tales, then Vietnam Vets who served in the LRRPS/Rangers wouldn't hesitate to post a review here and let the truths be known. As you see this isn't the case. I have never met a veteran who has panned these books. Never. If you enjoyed this series, I would also recommend Jim Morris' WAR STORY, John Plasters' SOG, James Rowe's FIVE YEARS TO FREEDOM, Larry Chambers RECONDO, and Leigh Wade's TAN PHU.I had the honor of meeting Kenn Miller, Jim Morris, and John Plaster (and other Vietnam Vets) two years ago. They freely answered my questions. I was going to `buy a round' when one of them said, "Put your money away kid." I was 33, and that gathering was enjoyed by all. Read the books. You won't be disappointed! God Bless and Attack life!

Small Unit Paradise

This work is all that is to be expected from a sequel to the first "Six Silent Men". I was not let down, as I so often am, with some of the small unit contact books. This work was all that I expected. The action was close to non stop. The depictions of contact were thrilling and heart stopping. I was with and rooting for the teams all the way. This book, as was its precursor,is top notch. After having read circa 110 books about this subject, you may take my word for this book's being an interesting read.

Great Series!

Linderer, Martinez, and Miller are all great authors, and write about their experiences in such a way as you almost feel like you were there. In fact, if you like this style of book, Buy any of the Ivy publishing books related to the Vietnam War. Ivy caters to this style of book and all are well written accounts of what happened. Being ex-military, I found them hard to put down.

An extremely interesting account of Rangers at war.

This book is a very poignant and heartfelt tribute to the Rangers and LURPS who served with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam. Because of the author's own participation in this conflict, the accuracy and authenticity of this book is beyond question. I was most impressed with Linderer's commentary on the blunders and fatal errors that contributed to some of the disasters that befell these troops. He's not afraid to pin the blame where he feels it belongs. This is a very worthy military book that will increase anyone's knowledge of the Vietnam War and the men who fought there. I highly recommend it.
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