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War Paint

The 1st Infantry Division's LRP/Ranger Company in Fierce Combat in Vietnam
Narrated by: Jake Robards
Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
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The men who served with in the 1st Infantry Division with F company, 52nd Infantry (LRP), later redesignated as Company I, 75th Infantry (Ranger), engaged in some of the fiercest, bloodiest fighting during the Vietnam War, suffering a greater relative aggregate of casualties than any other LRRP/LRP/ Ranger company. Their base was Lai Khe, within hailing distance of the Vietcong central headquarters, a mile inside Cambodia, with its vast stockpiles of weapons and thousands of transient VC and NVA soldiers.

Recondo-qualified Bill Goshen was there, and has written the first account of these battle-hardened soldiers. As the eyes and ears of the Big Red One, the 1st Infantry, these hunter/killer teams of only six men inserted deep inside enemy territory had to survive by their wits, or suffer the deadly consequences. Goshen himself barely escaped with his life in a virtual suicide mission that destroyed half his team.

His gripping narrative recaptures the raw courage and sacrifice of American soldiers fighting a savage war of survival: men of all colors, from all walks of life, warriors bonded by triumph and tragedy, by life and death. They served proudly in Vietnam, and their stories need to be told.

PLEASE NOTE: This is the abridged edition.

©2002 Bill Goshen (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

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  • Charles
  • 27-12-09

War Paint.

I was on a Recon Team in Viet Nam and this is the way it was. I would recomend this book to others.

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  • 25-07-19

Short story

I was hopping this was a good long book but very short but it's a good short story