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It eThe 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 forveryone 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 OK if there was Cabaret ever a person who deserved the Congressional Medal of Honor it would be Roy Benavides What makes this story so compelling is that it unfolds over several hours involves dozens of soldiers on both the ground and in helicopters and as such the reader is drawn into turning the page to see what happens and who survives and who does not The maps are superbOnce the action starts in Cambodia ca 1968 the pace does not let up I stayed up past my bed time The author does a good job telling the story from the point of view of the soldiers on the ground who were under an intense NVA assault long before Benavides arrives on the scene Kudos to the author for getting all of theyewitness accounts and digging through the after action reportsHow could the book have been better1 The author should have included a Notes section to back up the uotes and scene descriptions There was no bibliography The absence of both is surprising and can cause one to uestion certain bits2 No ffort was made or mentioned to find any NVA participants and get their side of the story3There was no analysis done at all as to whether the specific mission was worth doing whether the whole SOG program was worth the cost or what lessons were learned and applied We get a story no no less about one day in Cambodia just across the South Vietnamese borderOne thing I found surprising was how straight up the book was about the US Army individuals and systems that day Everyone knew their job did their job were xtremely brave and Forbidden Faith: The Secret History of Gnosticism exhibited high levels of professionalism Exactly how one wouldxpect a well trained military force to be This book does not in any way present the well known US Army dysfunction in Vietnam There are no ticket punchers no drug abuse no fragging The ARVN soldiers who were part of the mission are selfless and skilled I have no reason to doubt the story and the soldiers were Green Berets not draftees Readers wanting a richer depiction of the war in Vietnam should consider We Were Soldiers Once and Young by Harold Moore non fiction about a day s battle in the Ia Drang Valley Matterhorn by Karl Malantes fiction and 13th Valley fiction by John Del Vecchio And for a truly depressing story of the US military high command The Generals by Thomas Ricks an incredible story about war and the courage of story about war and the courage of Benavidez 455 stars The antidote for fifty Trading Places: The Netherlandish Merchants in Early Modern Venice enemies is one friend Aristotle When Benavidez thinks he has nowhere to go his parents both gone he goes to live with the Benavidez family His uncle teaches him and the reader some very valuable life lessons such as If someone needs help you help them or No matter what you do always try to be the very best Roy Benavidez uits school and decides to join the army like he always wanted Every time he had to work in the cotton fields he pretends to be a soldier We read about the first adventures and struggles as he tries to achieve his dream being a paratrooper Although he has some major setbacks heventually becomes a Green Beret Fighting soldiers from the sky Fearless men who jump and die Men who mean just what they say The brave men of the Green BeretNext we are reading about May 2 1968 This is probably the most important part of the story as Benavidez voluntarily joins a bloodbath in Cambodia He intends to save the team who was already there for a couple hours because the previous xtraction failed and helicopters had crashed Can he save the remaining men of the team Or will he die on the battlefield tooThe story switches between the story about Benavidez and information about the war in Vietnam I was hooked from the First Chapter And Really chapter and really learning about the Vietnam war As a Dutch girl I know almost verything there is to know about World War II but the other wars aren t covered as much in our History lessons so I was very curious to learn about this Although it sometimes felt like I was reading ither a newspaper article or a History book we use at school it was perfectly fine and it was in balance History book we use at school it was perfectly fine and it was in balance too much of the one and not too much of the other This book is nothing like I read before I found myself absorbed in the story and read it in two sittings I was glad to find out that war wasn t romanticized as much as I xpected it to be as some other war themed books do I think it s good to read a book like this from time to time because it makes you think about all the soldiers out there 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 nemy 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. Outstanding Although a Vietnam veteran and an avid reader of military history I have shied away from books about Vietnam until somewhat recently But it is reading about the personal battles many of which took place after the return home I feel I can finally admit publicly that I am proud of my military service and proud of my service in Vietnam For many years that was not possible This is true story about one battle of one courageous Green Baret sergeant that ran to the guns when he didn t have to and his actions that day are truly the thing of legends The most important thing you will get out of this book if you are not a veteran yourself is that these guys and now days to a greater degree women don t do these things to bring glory to themselves or to their county They do it for because of their love and respect for their fellow troopies As veteran reading this it will also bring home how often the troopies were ordered to do something really stupid by a dumb as dirt officer Something most of us already knew Author Eric Blehm s specialty seems to be writing about xtraordinary men thrust into harrowing battle situations and performing almost unbelievable feats of heroism And he writes these gripping stories The Art of Memoir extraordinarily well and inxacting detail If you The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life enjoy reading about how men perform in the confusion noise and life or death of combat I highly recommend this book This is the second of Blehm s books I have read having devoured Fearless a couple of years ago andnjoying that one as well I received an advance copy of Legend through the Goodreads giveaway lottery and am very grateful I didWithout spoiling the story this is about Green Beret Staff Sargent Roy Benavides s heroism deep in the jungles of SE Asia on May 2 1968 during the height of the Viet Nam War He arned a well deserved Medal of Honor for his crucial roll in rescuing ight special forces soldiers from almost certain death as they were surrounded by the nemy The detail and vividness of the story are incredible and keep the reader on the dge of his seat Blehm also manages to convey the sad facts of how politics pride and downright arrogance sometimes placed American troops in needless peril in an ill conceived war As the author notes the American soldier DID NOT loose the war in Viet Nam he was not permitted to win it by politicians and others Given that fact its a dirty shame so many good young men were killed and injured in this conflict when they were doing their patriotic duty and soldiering the best they knew how 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 PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition 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 outarlier 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 the men but he can can barely see two of the men but he can see 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 Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography 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 addedxtra ammo and rockets and by losing their two door gunners two Warrant officers step up and they took off with a crew of The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, 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 thenemy they had actually put Roy in a body bag thinking he was the nemy 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 unforgettable account and courageous actions of the US Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret staff sergeant Roy Benavidez who risked verything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind nemy 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 vidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materie. .
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Ll the wars that are being fought this very moment I would for sure recommend it to anyone and I m rating it 45 starsThis book was provided to me by Blogging for Books in The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl exchange for an honest review Roy Benavidez most certainly deserved the Congressional Medal of Honor He also deserved to have an author like Eric Blehm write this book This author meticulously researches his topics and presents his stories with accuracy and compassion He let us get to know Roy as a son husband father and green beret Roy s philosophy in life was as simple as When someone needs help you help them His service to our country was rooted in his dedication to his fellow comrades His humility determination and fearlessness were admirable on many levels His significant personal injuries never dulled his desire to get back into the action He was willing to do whatever it took to serve those who needed himThat said I did notnjoy reading this book not one bit The combat and missions were detailed brutal and and took a kind of courage that I m not able to Exile and Pilgrim envision The horrible ground combat on uncertain terrain where you weren t sure who was on your side and where the next shot or bomb would come from is the stuff of nightmares I don t think Blehm wrote this book for me tonjoy I believe he wrote it to disabuse me of my sanitized version of war It worked probably than any other Viet Nam book that I ve tackled I m going to contact a VN veteran whom I respect to see if he is able to read books like this about vents similar to those that he ndured in combat 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 Hannah Montana: The Movie 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 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 heventually 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 t tell of the story read it your self you won t regret tell of the story it your self you won t regret The story of what Sgt Roy Benavidez did is truly amazing and one of the greatest acts of courage under fire that I have read But his heroics is just part of a great book that not only chronicles his life but is also about the Studies and Observations Group in Vietnam that went over the wire into Cambodia to track and fight the North Vietnamese on the Ho Chi Minh Trail Highly recommended This is the incredible and heroic story of Roy Benevidez and ultimately the service he and his fellow soldiers gave to their country during the Vietnam War During an ngagement on the wrong side of the Cambodian border Roy volunteers on instinct to go into a no win situation and do what ver he can If someone needs help you help them was something his Uncle taught him and that he always followed and in this case it results in some f the most courageous and selfless actions one could ver hopefear to read about on the battlefield We learn about his harsh upbringing Losing his father then being abandoned by a step father after his mother also passed resulted in his Uncle taking him and his brother in Working in the fields and contributing where he could he learnt what is it was to be proud of his family name and have something to live up to It is a really interesting discovery of Roy s character and at no time did I find myself thinking Come on get to the action as I sometimes do with military non fiction like this One thing that struck me when looking at the photos was how incredibly young they all are These kids being given the awesome responsibility of flying helicopters in and out or war zones killing people just like themselves it just blows the mind what brave and promising young men these were and what a waste it was to lose them so cheaply It is very well written and I give kudos to Blehm for pacing and arranging things and bring the characters to life in such a manner that they don t all blend into one band of brothers Legend will leave you breathless and thankful for the sacrifice of these incredible human beings This book was provided to me by Blogging for Books in xchange for an honest review. He would never walk again Benavidez fought his way back ultimately arning 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 nemy fire Despite being immediately and severely wounded Benavidez reached the perimeter of the decimated team provided medical care and proceed¬ed to organize an Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts 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 hisfforts until very survivor was out of harm’s way.