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  • Legend A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
  • Eric Blehm
  • English
  • 23 September 2020
  • 9780804139519

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Legend A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines Read & Download Ï 4 He would never walk again Benavidez fought his way back ultimately earning his green beretWhat followed would become legend in the Special Operations community Flown into the foray of battle by the courageous pilots and crew of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft and ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire Despite being immediately and severely wounded Benavidez reached the perimeter of the decimated team provided medical care and proceed¬ed to organize an extraordinary defense and rescue During the hours long battle he was bayoneted shot and hit by grenade shrapnel than thirty times yet he refused to abandon his efforts until every survivor was out of harm’s way. This story is about Staff Sgt Roy Benavidez a Green Beret who risked his own life to rescue another team that was pinned downed in Cambodia This was time during the Vietnam War that our leaders wanted to stop the supplies that were coming in from Cambodia during the Johnson administration Lack of communication was just one of the problems that day This book begins with his early life losing both parents and being taken in by and Aunt and Uncle along with their grandfather The grandfather would pass along stories and it is because of these stories and that you help your fellow man that you are lead up to the day and the battle that is taking place Roy is on his way to breakfast when one of the helicopters is coming in for fuel and ammo He over hears the crew talking and knowing that a team went out earlier he asks about one of his friends and is told about what is taking place he immediately grabs his medic kit and hopes into the helicopter When he gets to the area he can barely see two of the men but he can see all of the rounds being fired he asks the crew to drop him off which was about 75 yards from where this giant ant hill was and where a few were hold up He ran across zig sagging but still took a round to the leg He made to the hill with medical supplies and ammo which they were running out of As the battle grew the spotter called in for an all out code signaling that a troop was about to be overrun Though they were in Cambodia within 5 10 minutes he had multiple jets dropping bombs napalm firing there cannons and yet the enemy still were coming in mass amounts Roy had got the other men together plus a member of a down helicopter crew and they were putting up a last stand or so they thought One of the helicopters only took half the fuel and added extra ammo and rockets and by losing their two door gunners two Warrant officers step up and they took off with a crew of entirely officers unheard of When they arrived they knew they had one last attempt at a rescue because of darkness when they went in Roy and another man got all of the men in plus Roy went back to get and to double check he was wounded multiple times and collapse on the floor of the helicopter Because when they went in they were dressed liked the enemy they had actually put Roy in a body bag thinking he was the enemy and dead until the Sgt Major told them to get him out and they felt a faint pulse he was rushed to a hospital The survivors were all sent to different hospitals and had thought that no one made it out It was not until a story made it to the newspaper and one of the survivors wrote the Army that people were realizing what other people already knew that Roy was a Hero and should be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor It would be thirteen years later but it did happen I of course am leaving out a lot from this book but this is a great read for everyone and I do want to mention the 240th Assault helicopter Company who provided support and lost three helicopters and crew members that day in rescue attempts and providing support for them Once again this goes to show you the brave men from all of the wars and these men from Vietnam are finally getting their stories told What a legacy for the Green Berets as well and his family A great book I got this book from net galley

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Legend A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines Read & Download Ï 4 L to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail What the team didn’t know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base Soon they found them¬selves surrounded by hundreds of NVA troops under attack low on ammunition and stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaughtWhen Special Forces staff sergeant Roy Benavidez heard the distress call he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone without hesitation Orphaned at the age of seven Benavidez had picked cotton alongside his family as a child and dropped out of school as a teen before joining the Army Although he was grievously wounded during his first tour of duty in Vietnam and told. If someone needs help you help them This life motto motivated an unarmed Sgt Roy Benavidez to hop into a refueled and rearmed helicopter and jump into a seemingly hopeless firefight With only his knife and a medic s bag he literally did jump from the helicopter to assist and encourage the surviving members of a 12 man insertion team working covertly on the wrong side of the Vietnam Cambodia border The rest of the story must be read in Eric Blehm s well researched and respectfully written book Though his fabulous work about Adam Brown Fearless will always remain my favorite of his writings Legend did not disappoint and I am once again greatly buoyed by the courage loyalty and honor of such humble soldiers

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Legend A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines Read & Download Ï 4 The unforgettable account and courageous actions of the US Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret staff sergeant Roy Benavidez who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy linesIn Legend acclaimed bestselling author Eric Blehm takes as his canvas the Vietnam War as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2 1968 A twelve man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia where US forces were forbidden to operate Their objective just miles over the Vietnam border was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materie. I received this book as a Goodreads First reads give awayI was intrigued by the story of Sergeant Roy BenavidezRoy cane from humble beginnings and wanted to be a soldierAfter reaching his goal he was uick tempered as he was as a adolescentGot in to some trouble and survived itHe took as his personal motto the USMAMotto DutyHonorCountryHe survived Airborne training and gained the coveted Green BeretAfter being severely wounded on his first tour in Vietnam he eventually returned to Vietnam and passed into legendRoy s true bravery and selfless courage are the standards Special forces known forweather Ranger SealMarineSaS and countless others around the globeI won t tell of the story read it your self you won t regret it