Legend : a harrowing story from the Vietnam War of one green beret's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team caught behind enemy lines / Eric Blehm.
- ISBN: 9780804139526
- ISBN: 0804139520
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
- Publisher: [New York] : Crown/Random House Inc 2015.
|Summary, etc.:|| A twelve-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia--where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and material to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn't know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard the distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone without hesitation. Orphaned at the age of seven, Benavidez had picked cotton alongside his family as a child and dropped out of school as a teen before joining the Army. Although he was grievously wounded during his first tour of duty in Vietnam and told he would never walk again, Benavidez fought his way back--ultimately earning his green beret.
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