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Pop Smoke Birds Inbound

Author : Rick R. Garcia
ISBN : 9781504976275
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Vietnam War put a once-proud nation in turmoil. During the height of the conflict, the antiwar movement caused civil unrest in America. Young men evaded the draft by fleeing to Canada, claiming conscientious objector status, homosexuality, or marriage with child. But author Rick R. Garcia, the only son born to Hispanic parents, got caught up in the 1969 lottery draft. Pop Smoke, Birds Inbound chronicles Garcias story as he was shipped far away to the land of Hush-a-bye to fight in the most controversial war in which the United States ever participated. He was inducted into the US Army on August 20, 1970, and after the completion of eight weeks of intense advance infantry training, he was issued orders to report to Oakland Army Base, gateway to Southeast Asia. Eventually, Garcia was assigned to Blackfoot Platoon, Company Bravo, Second Battalion, Eighth Regiment, First Cavalry Division. Pop Smoke, Birds Inbound narrates a factual account of one soldiers triumphs and failures between firefightsa story of survival, from living to loving. It presents a unique glimpse into the life of a grunt, from combat to drugs to sexual exploits, along with incisive portraits of those individuals who fought in a war the United States would never win.

Black Knight Alfa

Author : Fred Steen
ISBN : 1857564685
Genre : History
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A true war story based on the exploits of the Black Knight Alfa troop. Part of Steen's Vietnam series of classic military fiction.

African Dragon

Author : David M. Salkin
ISBN : 9781682614396
Genre : Fiction
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With the clock ticking, The Team is forced to take on an army that outnumbers them a thousand to one. To gain access to the vast mineral wealth of the DemocraticRepublic of Congo, China sends in disguised military advisors whowill lead the “People’s Army of Congo” against the seatedgovernment. The US won’t sit back and allow China to overthrow apro-western democracy, but also doesn’t want to open hostilities against China. There’s only one way to prevent another African war—send in The Team. Chinese military advisors have helped build the PAC Army into asizeable fighting force capable of taking down the government inKinshasa. The Chinese are also operating a mine, illegally searching for uranium and plutonium—their real reason for being inthe DRC. With the clock ticking, the The Team is forced to take onan army that outnumbers them a thousand to one. To some folks, itmight sound like a suicide mission. To these warriors, it’s justanother day at the office.

Rattler One Seven

Author : Chuck Gross
ISBN : 9781574411782
Genre : History
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Rattler One-Seven puts you in the helicopter seat, to see the war in Vietnam through the eyes of an inexperienced pilot as he transforms himself into a seasoned combat veteran. When Chuck Gross left for Vietnam in 1970, he was a nineteen-year-old army helicopter pilot fresh out of flight school. He spent his entire Vietnam tour with the 71st Assault Helicopter Company flying UH-1 Huey helicopters. Soon after the war he wrote down his adventures, while his memory was still fresh with the events. Rattler One-Seven (his call sign) is written as Gross experienced it, using these notes along with letters written home to accurately preserve the mindset he had while in Vietnam. secret teams into Laos. He notes that Americans were left behind alive in Laos, when official policy at home stated that U.S. forces were never there. He also participated in Lam Son 719, a misbegotten attempt by the ARVN to assault and cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail with U.S. Army helicopter support. It was the largest airmobile campaign of the war and marked the first time that the helicopter was used in mid-intensity combat, with disastrous results. Pilots in their early twenties, with young gunners and a Huey full of ARVN soldiers, took on experienced North Vietnamese antiaircraft artillery gunners, with no meaningful intelligence briefings or a rational plan on how to cut the Trail. aircraft sustained combat damage. Gross himself was shot down and left in the field during one assault. Rattler One-Seven will appeal to those interested in the Vietnam War and to all armed forces, especially aviators, who have served for their country.

Operation Jericho

Author : Jonathan Ball
ISBN : 9781683503569
Genre : Fiction
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Operation: Jericho takes the reader into the world of clandestine warfare, focusing on two Arab American brothers who face a formidable enemy in Afghanistan. Much like the story of Jericho in the book of Joshua, two spies are sent into a terrorist training camp to determine if there is any righteous people among the population. The brothers must escape only to return and destroy the village codenamed: Jericho in an attempt to strike a major blow against all enemies in the War on Terror.

Citadel Of Fear

Author : Don Pendleton
ISBN : 9781460382059
Genre : Fiction
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STONY MAN America's elite black ops team Stony Man Farm is dedicated to protecting the innocent. Acting on orders of the President, these soldiers and cyber techs are the nation's best defense against violence and terror across the globe. COASTAL CRISIS Adding insult to injury, terrorists are discovered laundering money through Liberty City, an economic free zone in Grenada, sending Able Team undercover to follow the money trail. It doesn't take long to discover the free city has provided a haven for building homemade ballistic missiles. Phoenix Force arrives just in time to provide backup, but the missiles have already been shipped to a rogue group with their sights disturbingly set on the California coast. Both teams must join forces to avert disaster, because failure could mean the death of the President and thousands of Americans.

The Price Of Honor

Author : David H. Hackworth
ISBN : 0425205398
Genre : Fiction
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Captain Sandy Caine has always been haunted by the mystery of his father's cowardice in Vietnam, and together with reporter Abigail Mancini, he begins investigating circumstances that some people would like to be kept secret. Reprint.

Eyes Behind The Lines

Author : Gary A. Linderer
ISBN : 1568653778
Genre : Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Indiana Guardsman

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ISBN : WISC:89121829402
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Naval Aviation News

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ISBN : COLUMBIA:CU14221110
Genre : Aeronautics, Military
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