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As an intelligence officer during the Vietnam War, Fred L. Edwards, Jr., was instructed to visit every major ground unit in the country. Go to Special Forces camps, ground reconnaissance units, armored cavalry units, and waterborne reconnaissance units. Search everywhere for intelligence sources' long range patrols, boats, electronic surveillance, and agent operations. Don't get bogged down by dog-and-pony shows staged for colonels and generals.

This audiobook is built around Fred Edward's journals, sent home during his first tour in Vietnam in 1966-67. His own meticulous research fits his individual experiences into a larger context, through Postscripts, extensive notes, and a thorough historical chronology.

The book is published by University of North Texas Press.

©2000 Fred L. Edwards, Jr. (P)2014 Redwood Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

"Killing the enemy was not the challenge; finding him was, and Edwards' superiors wanted to ensure this was happening at sea and ashore... The result is a narrative with a feel and authenticity that make it a worthy book... (Military History of the West)
"While he was searching, Edwards found time to keep a journal, an extremely well-written, sharply observed report of his adventures. Along with contemporary postscripts and a helpful historical chronology, that journal is a significant improvement on most Vietnam memoirs. It is the record of a Marine's on-the-job education." (Proceedings)

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I can't begin to detail all the ways that this boo

To start with the narrator never bothered to learn how to pronounce the place names correctly.

The author had a plum job in country but tried to make himself out to be more than he was.

Not at all what I expected from a Marine officer.

This is the only book I am sending back for a refund.