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The unforgettable account and courageous actions of the U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines.
This was an excellent read, one that I won’t soon forget. It was an outstandingly written account of one of the many Black Ops / Covert Missions that occurred during the Vietnam War. I am a history student, but my focus is in Tudor England, so I mostly spend my days surrounded by ghosts of years past. This book brought into sharp perspective the true sacrifices that were made during that time in our nation, as well as the effects of the soldiers involved in the conflict. The author does an excellent job of telling Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez’s story. Also the author allows the reader to get to know the other Americans involved in the “Daniel Boone Mission”. This book is one that will stay on my keep shelf, and it offers great insight into one of the many special forces missions and sacrifices in the Vietnam War. This is a great read for anyone interested in military history!
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