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Unlike other forces in Vietnam, the CAP forces did not arrive by helicopter in the morning and leave at night. The only time a CAP marine left the jungle was when he was rotating home, wounded or killed. They became part of village life and aided the local residents in many ways. The marines became familiar with the local terrain, could bring in heavy fire power when necessary, instilled discipline and confidence in the PF forces, and won the loyalty of many Vietnamese villagers.
This book tells the story of Goodson's personal experiences as a CAP Marine in the jungles of Vietnam.
Posted November 23, 2007
Barry has written a very insightful book on the Mobile CAP Units. True to the life that was lead in the CAPs in Vietnam. This comes from a Marine who served in November 2 & 3 CAPs in 1967-1969Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 16, 2006
A good read and helps to understand a unique effort by the U.S. Military. This type of strategy would be more helpful in diverse conflicts in learning from and coordinating with the local population. The story of the spider will give you the creeps and you wonder how anyone could have lived through all this...without going crazy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.