A tiger among us : a story of valor in Vietnam's A Shau Valley / Bennie G. Adkins, CSM (US Army, Ret.) and Katie Lamar Jackson ; foreword by Chuck Hagel.
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|LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library||959.7043 ADK (Text)||30477101167496||Adult: Nonfiction||Available||-|
|Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial||B ADKINS, BENNIE G. ADKINS (Text)||33946003375032||New Books . 2nd Floor||Checked out||11/24/2018|
- ISBN: 9780306902024
- ISBN: 0306902028
- Physical Description: xvii, 206 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Foreword / by Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense and Senator from Nebraska -- Preface -- Prey -- De oppresso liber and the art of being unconventional -- Green Berets at work -- A first look -- A Godforsaken place -- The men within the walls -- Boots on the ground; signs in the jungle -- The gathering storm -- Before sunrise -- Hope and Hell -- Another day of perdition -- Valor on the ground; from the skies -- Giving up the ghost -- Last men standing -- Evading the ghost -- A tiger's tale -- On the home front -- No rest for the weary -- Two months and twenty minutes -- Training for stealth; returning to action -- On a mission; a price on my head -- Life goes on -- A matter of honor -- Regrets and lessons -- Medal of Honor citation for Command Sergeant Major Bennie Gene Adkins.
"While the rain and mist of an early March moved over the valley, then-Sergeant First Class Bennie Adkins and sixteen other Green Berets found themselves holed up in an undermanned and unfortified position at Camp A Shau, a small training and reconnaissance camp located right next to the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, North Vietnam's major supply route. And with the rain came the North Vietnamese Army in force. Surrounded 10-to-1, the Green Berets endured constant mortar and rifle fire, direct assaults, treasonous allies, and volatile jungle weather. But there was one among them who battled ferociously, like a tiger, and when they finally evacuated, he carried the wounded to safety. Forty-eight years later, Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins's valor was recognized when he received this nation's highest military award, the Medal of Honor."--Amazon.com.
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