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The Ghosts of the Highlands: 1st Cav LRRPs in Vietnam, 1966-67
     

The Ghosts of the Highlands: 1st Cav LRRPs in Vietnam, 1966-67

by Kregg P. Jorgenson, P. J. Jorgenson
 

ETCHED IN THE BLOOD OF WAR

The Viet Cong and NVA ruled in the dense dark mountain ranges and jungles of the Central Highlands. The job of Hotel Company, the 1st Cav's LRRP teams, was to steal into the enemy's backyard, gather intelligence, stage ambushes, and, when necessary, engage in fierce firefights—and live to fight another day.

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ETCHED IN THE BLOOD OF WAR

The Viet Cong and NVA ruled in the dense dark mountain ranges and jungles of the Central Highlands. The job of Hotel Company, the 1st Cav's LRRP teams, was to steal into the enemy's backyard, gather intelligence, stage ambushes, and, when necessary, engage in fierce firefights—and live to fight another day.

Written by a Hotel Company veteran, THE GHOSTS OF THE HIGHLANDS is based on accounts and recollections of LRRPs who helped form the 1st Air Cavalry Division's Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol Detachment, small units of specially trained soldiers charged with carrying out the army's most dangerous and deadly reconnaissance missions. This stark history of sacrifice, determination, and courage gives powerful testimony to why the 1st Cav's LRRP company became the most decorated Ranger unit in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804115971
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Kregg P. J. Jorgenson spent seven years in the U.S. Army; three as an infantryman, four as a journalist. After surviving a number of missions as a LRRP with Hotel Company, 75th Infantry (Airborne), Jorgenson transferred to Alpha (aka Apache) Troop, 1st of the 9th Air Cavalry unit, where he walked point for its reaction force, the Blues. He has the singular distinction of having been shot while on a patrol that was mounted to show TV journalist Richard Threlkeld what the "real war  was like, then being interviewed by Threlkeld as he was evacuated. Some men will do anything for their country.

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