THEY CAME TO VIETNAM AS THE BEST-TRAINED, MOST ELITE WARRIORS IN THE WORLD. THEN THEY LEARNED A WHOLE NEW KIND OF WAR.
No fighting men in the world were a match for the U.S. Army Special Forces, the men of the green beret. But in the chaos of Vietnam, where enemies, allies, friends, and traitors all shared a landscape of terror, the Green Berets had to develop their own tactics and draw closer to the only people they could trust: each other.
In this extraordinary book, former green beret Don Bendell looks back at life and death at A-Team Camp 242, Dak Pek. From clandestine missions alongside the fierce and proud Montagnard tribesmen to wild rides in bullet-riddled Hueys, Bendell tells of firefights, LRRP missions, dust-offs, air strikes, prisoner interrogations, and acts of courage and daring that convinced the enemy that they were dealing with a unique breed of warrior. Most of all, Bendell captures the spirit of the men who were there: how they laughed, cried, and fought by one another's side in the beautiful green hell of the Cambodian border.