Blood on the Risers: An Airborne Soldier's Thirty-five Months in Vietnam (Abridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

In three straight years he was a paratropper, and army seaman, and a LRRP—and he lived to tell about it. 

As an FNG paratrooper in the 173d Airborne, John Leppelman made that unit's only combat jump in Vietnam. Then he spent months in fruitless search of the enemy, watching as his buddies died because of poor leadership and lousy weapons. Often it seemed the only way out of the carnage in the Central highlands was in a body bag. 

But Leppelman did get out, transferring first to the army's riverboats and then the all-volunteer Rangers, one of the ballsiest units in the war. In three tours of duty, that ended only when malaria forced him back to the States, Leppelman saw the war as few others did, a Vietnam that many American boys didn't live to tell about, but whose valor and sacrifice survive on these pages.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
SS
Scott Sowers
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
02:01
hr min
RELEASED
2003
March 4
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
SIZE
104
MB

Customer Reviews

Binko969 ,

Good book, worth the $

Quickly and furiously you’re transported into Lepp’s combat experiences. My only complaint is that it’s not long enough. It’s a great memoir and pretty descriptive but there is a lot more of John Leppelman’s story that I wish he would have told.

cvparatrooper ,

Blood on the Risers

Really unfortunate they decided to leave out half of the actual book. Really degraded the readers perspective.

Two_Time_Slim ,

My favorite

I bought this because I own a copy and have read it several times. Sadly, much is left out in the audiobook that’s in a hard copy.

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