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Jim Rockford
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When Ed Emanuel was handpicked for the first African American special operations LRRP team in Vietnam, he knew his six-man team couldn't have asked for a tougher proving ground than Cu Chi in the summer of 1968. Home to the largest Viet Cong tunnel complex in Vietnam, Cu Chi was the deadly heart of the enemy's stronghold in Tay Ninh Province. Team 2/6 of Company F, 51st Infantry LRP (Abn.), was quickly dubbed the Soul Patrol, a gimmicky label that belied the true depth of their courage. Stark and compelling, Emanuel's account provides an unforgettable look at the horror and the heroism that became the daily fare of LRRPs in Vietnam. Every mission was a tightrope walk between life and death as Emanuel's team penetrated NVA bases, sidestepped lethal booby traps, or found themselves ambushed and forced to fight their way back to the LZ to survive. Emanuel's gripping memoir is an enduring testament to the valor of all American LRRPs, who courageously risked their lives so that others might be free.








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Froman
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It's not even close to the best Vietnam story I've heard, but the way the guy told it had me





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ThaKaptin
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If there were 35 KIA's in his line then he would never have survived the same drop. Burning jelly dripping? Pahlese... The air temps, oxygen depravation, carbon monoxide and blast would have turned his lungs to dog meat in two seconds.


Did you miss the part at the beginning where he said he was in a fox hole? If he had the guy over him in the foxhole and the hole was basically plugged with the other guys body, then the air in the fox hole would have been mostly unaffected.

I believe the guy because to be honest, it sounds too fricked up to be made up, especially the part about the no drawers.






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White Roach
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Look up CPT Bill Carpenter. In 1966, he was CO of C/2/502. His unit was being overrun, so he called in an airstrike on his own position. There were US causalties, but the napalm broke up Charlie's attack.

He was awarded the DSC for his actions and eventually retired as a LTG, so I guess it didn't hurt his career too badly.






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PuntBamaPunt
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GonzoLeslie
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I believe the guy because to be honest, it sounds too fricked up to be made up, especially the part about the no drawers.


same here, this and his left arm make me believe it






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blueboy
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I have new slang. "Post toastie to the bitter, ya dig."

just liquid awesome. That and "you ever try to fight a battle with no draws on?"

Someone needs to songify that STAT.






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GonzoLeslie
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One last bump for the evening folks





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MrSmith
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Awesome





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purpleleaf
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One nappy headed jive turkey.




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RidiculousHype
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Good stuff, enjoyed the video





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disctide11
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Made me laugh before bed. Usually it's my wife that does that. I'm happy. A little mixed up, but happy.......





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