Cyclops in the Jungle: A One-Eyed LRP in Vietnam

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One-of-a-kind story of resilience and determination in the Vietnam War Combat action with a long-range patrol (LRP) team Written in a no-holds-barred, from-the-gut style

In January 1968, barely a month after arriving in Vietnam, Dave Walker received a debilitating shrapnel wound to his eye. Medically discharged and sent home, Walker—now missing an eye—maneuvered his way back into the army and back to Vietnam in 1970, where he served another eighteen months conducting patrols and...

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Overview

One-of-a-kind story of resilience and determination in the Vietnam War Combat action with a long-range patrol (LRP) team Written in a no-holds-barred, from-the-gut style

In January 1968, barely a month after arriving in Vietnam, Dave Walker received a debilitating shrapnel wound to his eye. Medically discharged and sent home, Walker—now missing an eye—maneuvered his way back into the army and back to Vietnam in 1970, where he served another eighteen months conducting patrols and special operations in the Central Highlands.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811734929
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/2010
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 603,327
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

David P. Walker served ten years in the U.S. Army with airborne, long range patrol, Ranger, and conventional infantry units. He lives in northern California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Gary A. Linderer ix

Preface Roger B. Brown xi

Chapter 1 Enlistment and Basic Combat Training 1

Chapter 2 Advanced Individual Training and Jump School 9

Chapter 3 Marking Time 19

Chapter 4 LRP Training 39

Chapter 5 Vietnam 51

Chapter 6 Hospital to Hospital 103

Chapter 7 Back on the Block 113

Chapter 8 Back in the "Green Machine" 117

Chapter 9 Special Forces Training 121

Chapter 10 Back in Vietnam 127

Chapter 11 Final Months in Vietnam 187

Epilogue 213

Long-Range Patrol 216

Acknowledgments 217

About the Author 218

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    Unbelievable! Don't miss this one.

    Men such as Dave Walker are very special people. His story is incredible. By all rights he should have been medically discharged but he would have none of that. His story is inspirational.

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