Overview

"Shelby Stanton has emerged as the leading military historian on the war in Southest Asia."
COL. CHARLES B. MacDONALD
Author of COMPANY COMMANDER and A TIME FOR TRUMPETS
One of the toughest and most challenging jobs in Vietnam was to be a U.S. Army Ranger running Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols. The LRRPs took volunteers only, and training was designed to weed out all but the best. What emerged was an elite outfit of warriors in the finest ...
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Rangers at War

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Overview

"Shelby Stanton has emerged as the leading military historian on the war in Southest Asia."
COL. CHARLES B. MacDONALD
Author of COMPANY COMMANDER and A TIME FOR TRUMPETS
One of the toughest and most challenging jobs in Vietnam was to be a U.S. Army Ranger running Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols. The LRRPs took volunteers only, and training was designed to weed out all but the best. What emerged was an elite outfit of warriors in the finest sense of the word. Now Shelby Stanton, renowned military authority on the war in Southeast Asia, presents the first and only definitive history of the LRRPs and the U.S. Army Rangers in Vietnam. They're all here: the Screaming Eagle Patrollers, Cochise Raiders, Charlie Rangers, Cobra Lightning Patrollers, and more.

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The first and only definitive history of the U.S. Army Rangers in Vietnam, by an acclaimed military historian. Their legacy dates from Colonial America to the jungles of 20th-century Southeast Asia. Their mission: to be the first in the worst danger zones and make them secure at all costs. (Military History)

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stanton Green Berets at War makes a significant contribution to the operational history of the Vietnam War with this volume on long-range reconnaissance and patrol units. Depending on helicopters for insertion and extraction, usually employed in teams only a half-dozen strong, the Vietnam-era rangers specialized in intelligence collecting and small-scale raids. Their improvised role was the product of a war without stable fronts and terrain that defied conventional means of information gathering. Stanton describes the rangers' history company by company and discusses their use and misuse by generals often as bewildered by the war as were the men they led. The book is particularly useful as a background for the large number of memoirs by veterans of long-range reconnaissance units. Not every fire fight was a victory, not every ranger a hero, but in Stanton the men in black berets have a worthy chronicler. June
Library Journal
This history of American combat reconnaissance units in the Vietnam War, the author's seventh book dealing in whole or in part with U.S. ground forces in Southeast Asia, will add to Stanton's growing reputation as a leading interpreter of that conflict's military aspects. Here, he covers the evolution and experiences of rangers from each of the larger American units 1st Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, etc., including selected combat narratives for each. Reconnaissance troops, along with the tunnel rats and Medevac crews, remain unsung heroes of Vietnam. No other book to date has even attempted such an overview of how they responded to the tactical problems posed by Southeast Asia. Recommended for Vietnam War collections.-- John R. Vallely, Siena Coll. Lib., Loudonville, N.Y.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307789822
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/6/2011
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 749,796
  • File size: 7 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2011

    you have to read what the lrrp and rangers did as they go out in teams of five to six men. highly recommended

    i read this book as it told of what were missions of the lrrp/rangers.it also included what units they were from and a history of that unit. such as the 101st abn, 1st cav., 25th div. 82nd abn. and one unit from the nation guard

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