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In Vietnam, river warfare was often conducted in the dark. It was always dangerous, sometimes fatal - especially in the eastern end of the Viet Cong - plagued Mekong Delta. In 1967, U.S. Navy lieutenant Wynn Goldsmith was the "river rat" who led the first MK II PBR patrol boat in brutal combat.

It was a deadly business. These sailors, famous for their courage and combat effectiveness, face sniper bullets, machine guns, and mines while searching sampans, patrolling treacherous enemy-controlled waterways like Ambush Alley, and rescuing crews from burning boats in the middle of firefights. During the Tet Offensive, Goldsmith's area saw some of the most hotly contested fighting in the entire Mekong Delta. This gripping account is a tribute to those brave men and their agony, sacrifice, and heroism.

©2001 Wynn Goldsmith (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Publishing Group, a Division of Random House, Inc.

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  • Leonard
  • Thornton, CO, USA
  • 01-29-06

Too many acronyms

When will military writers learn that the continual use of acronyms make the story to hard to follow and are not necessasary to convey the meaning the author is trying to get across.
This has the potential to be a good story but the listener gets bogged down with all the acronyms and what they mean.
You need a cheat sheet to follow them.

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