Hunters & Shooters: An Oral History of the U.S. Navy SEALs in Vietnam

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Harper Collins, Jul 8, 2008 - History - 400 pages

The U.S. Navy SEALs have long been considered among the finest, most courageous, and professional soldiers in American military history—an elite fighting force trained as parachutists, frogmen, demolition experts, and guerrilla warriors ready for sea, air, and land combat. Born out of a proud naval tradition dating back to World War II, the first SEAL teams were commissioned in the early 1960s. Vietnam was their proving ground.

In this remarkable volume, fifteen former SEALs—most of them original founding team members, or "plankowners"—share their vivid first-person remembrances of action in Vietnam. Here are honest, brutal, and relentlessly thrilling stories of covert missions, ferocious firefights, and red-hot chopper insertions and extractions, revealing astonishing little-known truths that will only add strength to the enduring SEAL legend.

 

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A surprisingly dry recounting of Vietnam war stories by a group of former SEALs, the Navy commandos who specialize in clandestine, behind-enemy-lines operations. Editor Fawcett provides transcribed ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
INTRODUCTION
MASTER CHIEF BOATSWAINS MATE RUDY BOESCH
SENIOR CHIEF QUARTERMASTER JAMES D WATSON III
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER FRANK F THORNTON JR
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER WILBUR PAT PATTERSON
MASTER CHIEF AVIATION ORDNANCEMAN MIKE BOYNTON
CAPTAIN LARRY BAILEY
CAPTAIN RICK WOOLARD
FIRST CLASS DRAFTSMAN HARRY HUMPHRIES
COMMANDER RICHARD MARCINKO
SECOND CLASS HOSPITAL CORPSMAN GREG MCPARTLIN
CAPTAIN RYAN MCCOMBIE
AFTERWORD
SEARCHABLE TERMS
About the Editor

LIEUTENANT HENRY S BUD THRIFT JR
THIRD CLASS ELECTRICIANS MATE DICK POULIOT
COMMANDER TOM HAWKINS
COMMANDER LARRY SIMMONS
BOOKS EDITED BY BILL FAWCETT
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Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including You Did What?, It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . , How to Lose a Battle, and You Said What? He lives in Illinois.

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