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Fortune Favors the Bold
     

Fortune Favors the Bold

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by James Walker
 
A unique, unvarnished look from the only British citizen serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam

AN UNCONVENTIONAL SOLDIER

Born in England to a British father and a Canadian mother, James Walker was raised almost exclusively at the British Sailors Orphan Home following his parents' divorce. After joining the British army as a teen, his mother—now

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A unique, unvarnished look from the only British citizen serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam

AN UNCONVENTIONAL SOLDIER

Born in England to a British father and a Canadian mother, James Walker was raised almost exclusively at the British Sailors Orphan Home following his parents' divorce. After joining the British army as a teen, his mother—now living in the States—bought his way out of the military and brought him to America. There he volunteered for the LRRP detachment of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. And history was made.

James Walker soon became "Limey," the only British citizen in the 101st LRRPs. He and the other LRRPs of the detachment were given every sort of assignment under the blistering sun: long-range recons, surprise raids on villages, trail watching, even herding stray cattle with helicopters. Back in camp, however, they did nothing to diminish their reputation as hell-raisers—especially Walker, whose outlandish behavior eventually cost him an extension of his tour in Nam.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804116008
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.85(h) x 1.03(d)

Meet the Author

James W. Walker was born in Kingston Upon Hull, England, in 1945. He immigrated to the United States shortly before his sixteenth birthday. He joined the U.S. Army at the age of seventeen and became a paratrooper five days after his eighteenth birthday. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division Expeditionary Force that went to Santo Domingo during its revolution in 1965. A little over one year later, he went to South Vietnam as part of the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. Walker is now retired and lives with his wife, Linda, and three children in Mena, Arkansas.

FORTUNE FAVORS THE BOLD is his first book.

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Fortune Favors the Bold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another great book about a Lurps true experience in Viet-Nam. Very well written easy to read and entertaining. Be prepared to laugh,cry and get scared right along with the author as he leads you through his tour in Viet-Nam.A great book for any one interested in Viet-Nam. Besides Walt says' the Limeys a great guy.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book so much. It brought back so many memories. It was like reliving those days all over again.