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Reluctant Warrior: A Marine's True Story of Duty and Heroism in Vietnam, Hodgins, Michael

Reluctant Warrior: A Marine's True Story of Duty and Heroism in Vietnam

Authors: Hodgins, Michael
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS036060, HIS037070, HIS027070
ISBN: 9780307761620, Related ISBNs: 0307761622, 0449910598, 0804111200, 9780307761620, 9780449910597
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 368
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: "ONE OF THE BEST VIETNAM WAR STORIES I'VE EVER READ, one damn good, compelling read. It's almost something out of a Clancy novel, yet it's true. The best thing I can say about it is I didn't want it to end."
--Col. David Hackworth, New York Times bestselling author of About Face

By the spring of 1970, American troops were ordered to pull out of Vietnam. The Marines of 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel "Wild Bill" Drumright, were assigned to cover the withdrawal of 1st Marine Division. The Marines of 1st RECON Bn operated in teams of six or seven men. Heavily armed, the teams fought a multitude of  bitter engagements with a numerically superior and increasingly aggressive enemy.

Michael C. Hodgins served in Company C, 1st RECON Bn (Rein), as a platoon leader. In powerful, graphic prose, he chronicles his experience as a patrol leader in myriad combat situations--from hasty ambush to emergency extraction to prisoner snatch to combined-arms ambush. . . .

"THIS MEMOIR IS GRIPPING."
--American Way

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