Fortune Favors the Brave
Their Job Was To Get Inside Enemy Territory.
And Be Ready To Fight Their Way Back Out...
At the end of World War II, when daring marine reconnaissance units made a life-and-death difference in island warfare in the Pacific, a secret unit was formed inside the military. With courageous men risking their lives, Test Unit 1 experimented with new ways of inserting marines behind enemy lines-by sea and by land-and then getting them out again. As America barreled towards a confrontation in Indochina and a new era of warfare, First Force Recon was born...
This is the untold, inside story of a super elite reconnaissance force-U.S. Special Operations Forces who practiced clandestine insertion and extraction by submarine, jet aircraft and helicopter, using tools and techniques that had never been tried before. Strapping you in the harness of a HALO parachute, launching from the torpedo room of a submerged submarine or climbing the extraction rig of a hovering marine chopper, Fortune Favors the Brave is a firsthand account of what it was like to build a new strike force from the ground up... to make sure that the next time America fought a war, Force Recon would be there.
"A superb job...this book fills a void that needed to be filled."
-Major Bruce "Doc" Norton, USMC (Ret.)
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The World War H Experience
Training with the Army
Pathfinding in Test Unit 1
Anatomy of a Parachute Accident
Forming 1st Force Recon
Submarines and Beyond
Methods of Extraction
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Page 288 - T/O Table of organization. The list of all personnel authorized for a particular unit in carrying out its standard mission.