A war that defined a generation. A band of paratroopers that defied the odds. A bond that couldn’t be broken.
In the bloodiest year (1968) of a decade long war, a company called “Tiger Bravo” fought across the battlefields of Vietnam, as part of an elite Strike Force nicknamed the “Wandering Warriors.” By the time the last chopper departed, Tiger Bravo had amassed a staggering 150 Purple Hearts and mourned the loss of 30 brothers in arms.
In Tiger Bravo’s War, you’ll discover the trials and tribulations of life in the combat zone from soldiers’ letters and the personal stories of survivors. You’ll learn what it was like to trudge through the dark heart of the jungle, take to the streets in the Tet Offensive, launch a daring rescue mission, and dodge booby-traps deep within enemy territory. Through unbearable hardships, gut wrenching losses and rare moments of joy and laughter, you’ll watch as a company of America’s youth transforms itself from a collection of total strangers in civilian life to an elite unit of highly trained paratroopers and, as their Vietnam odyssey unfolds, to battle-hardened, war-weary veterans willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their brothers.
In St John's compelling memoir, you’ll discover:
- An episodic narrative taking the reader on a journey with Tiger Bravo, from stateside training through its first year of combat.
- Light-hearted antics between missions, featuring rock n’ roll in the mess hall and drunken hijinks.
- Personal stories from surviving veterans, including a west Texas oilfields high school dropout, a medic abandoned by his mother, and the son of a World War II Japanese fighter pilot turned Silver Star recipient.
- A glimpse of the lasting impact of the war, including failed marriages, alcoholism, and PTSD.
- In-depth research, including interviews from more than 20 veterans, battlefield journals and letters, seven hundred plus primary source footnotes and much, much more!
|Publisher:||Currahee Press LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)|