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Title:
The ghosts of the highlands : 1st Cav LRRPs in Vietnam, 1966-67
Author:
Jorgenson, Kregg P. J.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ivy Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
242 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780804115971
Format :
Book

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Central Library DS558.4 .J67 1999 Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks
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ETCHED IN THE BLOOD OF WAR The Viet Cong and NVA ruled in the dense dark mountain ranges and jungles of the Central Highlands. The job of Hotel Company, the 1st Cav's LRRP teams, was to steal into the enemy's backyard, gather intelligence, stage ambushes, and, when necessary, engage in fierce firefights--and live to fight another day. Written by a Hotel Company veteran, THE GHOSTS OF THE HIGHLANDS is based on accounts and recollections of LRRPs who helped form the 1st Air Cavalry Division's Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol Detachment, small units of specially trained soldiers charged with carrying out the army's most dangerous and deadly reconnaissance missions. This stark history of sacrifice, determination, and courage gives powerful testimony to why the 1st Cav's LRRP company became the most decorated Ranger unit in American history.


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