Blackjack-34

Blackjack-34

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by James C. Donahue
     
 

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“Here we go, I said to myself as my system electrified with the familiar rush of adrenaline.”
 
On July 18, 1967, Staff Sergeant James Donahue and the men of Special Forces Detachment A-304 were on an operation; code-name Blackjack-34. Their mission: to find and engage an enemy battalion that was thought to be operating in an

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“Here we go, I said to myself as my system electrified with the familiar rush of adrenaline.”
 
On July 18, 1967, Staff Sergeant James Donahue and the men of Special Forces Detachment A-304 were on an operation; code-name Blackjack-34. Their mission: to find and engage an enemy battalion that was thought to be operating in an enemy-controlled area north of Quon Loi, Vietnam.
 
Now Donahue bears witness to the horrific events of that day and the exceptional grit and heroism of his teammates. Blackjack-34 is a magnificent tribute to the warriors of the Mobile Guerrilla Force―their courage and willingness to press on, no matter what the odds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804117654
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
359,799
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.87(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

James C. Donahue joined the Marine Corps when he was seventeen years old and served with the Corps through the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. After being discharged, he enlisted in the Army and volunteered for Special Forces. As a Green Beret, he served with the 6th and 7th Special Forces Groups (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and with the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Vietnam. His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, two Air Medals, the Combat Medical Badge, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
 
Jim was seriously wounded on July 18, 1967, and he returned to the States where he earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s in social sciences. In 1983 AMVETS selected Donahue as the “Outstanding Civil Servant” in the nation. He has written two other books: Mobile Guerrilla Force, and Blackjack-33. He and his wife live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, and have two grown children.

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Blackjack-34 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Blackjack-34 is an action-packed war story about Jim Donahue and the Mobile Guerilla Force in Vietnam. Once you start reading you won't want to stop until you are done. I thought it was written extrordinarily well. The authr, Jim Donahue, describes situation in perfect detail. He also tells you what he and otheres were thinking throughtout the whole book. This is one of the best books about the Vietnam War that I have ever read. I would definetely recommend this book to anyone who likes war stories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells in great detail, the heroic effort of the most courageous and skilled soldiers in our arsenal and in the Vietnam War....Men in these groups needed and deserved more recognition than they ever got.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding and riviting. You'll be up all night reading. You won't be able to set it down.
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A must read for Viet Nam history buffs
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Great Book!
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Hi are you a boy or a girl?