There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia.
Its focus is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient Leslie Sabo Jr., whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush.
Beginning with their deployment at the height of the blistering Tet Offensive, and using military records and interviews with surviving soldiers, Eric Poole recreates the terror of combat amidst the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. Company of Heroes, now published in paperback, tells the remarkable story of how Sabo earned his medal, as Bravo Company forged bonds of brotherhood in their daily battle for survival.
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Table of ContentsAcknowledgments /Prologue /Chapter 1 /Chapter 2 /Chapter 3 /Chapter 4 /Chapter 5 /Chapter 6 /Chapter 7 /Chapter 8 /Chapter 9 /Chapter 10 /Chapter 11 /Chapter 12 /Chapter 13 /Chapter 14 /Chapter 15 /Chapter 16 /Chapter 17 /Chapter 18 /Chapter 19 /Chapter 20 /Chapter 21 /Chapter 22 /Chapter 23 /Chapter 24 /Chapter 25 /Chapter 26 /Chapter 27 /Epilogue /Appendix /Notes /Select Bibliography /Index
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A story that needed telling, no doubt, and the book is an okay read, but sloppy editing make it irritating at times. The author constantly repeats himself, telling you in the same information or providing the same context and background He had already provided in previous chapters so I found myself frequently scanning past whole paragraphs. His knowledge of some basic military terms and weapons is sorely lacking. He refers to the C-47 gunship as a "CH-47" which is actually the designation for a Chinook helicopter. He calls the PX the "Postal Exchange" and throughout the book he keeps referring to a "60 mm" machine gun, Something the U.S. Army has never had in inventory. At first I thought he had confused this with the M-60, 7.62 machine gun, but he also refers to that weapon correctly in other portions of the book. Perhaps he means a .50 caliber M-2, but that makes no sense except in a heavy weapons platoon. Admittedly, as a retired NCO and Vietnam vet I may be a bit more critical about such things than the average reader. Still, very sloppy editing.