Silent Heroes: A Recon Marine's Vietnam War Experience

Silent Heroes: A Recon Marine's Vietnam War Experience

by Rick Greenberg


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Silent Heroes is an action-packed, skillfully told, emotional and gripping Vietnam War story by retired U. S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Rick Greenberg, who served in an elite Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.
Greenberg joined the Corps right out of high school because he always wanted to be a Marine. Little did he know what it would ultimately cost him to even approach earning such a title.
After boot camp, "Greeny," as he was later known by his Recon team buddies, attended radio communication school in San Diego, CA.
As a radio operator, upon arrival in Vietnam, Greenberg was both surprised and troubled when he was arbitrarily assigned to the First Recon Battalion, generally considered to be an elite unit, and normally manned by volunteers. He soon learns he must adapt quickly, or risk going home in a body bag!
The battle scenes Greenberg masterfully draws in Silent Heroes are both realistic and gripping. They can easily send cold chills down the spines of combat veterans, and dispel any false notions or glorified myths held by non-combatants.
A GREAT read that tells it like it was regarding the brave warriors who fought, and some who died, in the Vietnam war!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522742807
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/04/2016
Pages: 314
Sales rank: 223,427
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Rick Greenberg is a 25 year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served in Vietnam with the First Reconnaissance Battalion, Alpha Company. Writing about his experiences in Silent Heroes. Following Vietnam, he grew in rank to a Staff Sergeant when Desert Storm happened. Now in Motor Transport, he took the first resupply convoy through the gas filled mine fields directly behind our invading grunts and tanks. Once again he was a combatant fighting for his country. Moving to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, he retired shortly after the tragic death of his wife. In 1993, Gunny Green became a civilian, but always a Marine.

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Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Silent Heroes: A Recon Marine's Vietnam War Experience by Rick Greenberg is historical fiction that will transport readers to the Vietnam era, allowing them to have a clear peek into the realities of war, a story with realistic and compelling characters. What does it feel like to be involved in a bloody war? The story of retired U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Rick Greenberg will unveil the perils of war to readers. Greenberg had just finished high school and had done a stint at the radio communication school in San Diego when he joined the Corps. Upon his arrival in Vietnam he is assigned to the First Recon Battalion, an elite unit usually composed of volunteers. He has to learn quickly, adapt quickly, and understand the dangers of being at the front lines of war. As the reader gets into this compelling story, they understand that the slightest mistake can have the soldier coming home in a body bag. Read on to discover a story of bravery, of courage, and of a war that was as incomprehensible to the soldiers as were the dangers involved. Silent Heroes: A Recon Marine's Vietnam War Experience is beautifully written — I didn’t know that soldiers were great storytellers. Rick Greenberg paints a vivid picture of his Vietnam experience, a story that will virtually take the reader’s breath away. There is intense action and the reader is intrigued from the very first page. This is a captivating military story with great potential to entice fans of the genre. Vietnam has inspired many military tales, and this one is another must-read story with a vivid and powerful setting in the Vietnam war.