In the Jungle...: Camping With the Enemy

In the Jungle...: Camping With the Enemy

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During the Vietnam War, when conventional warfare tactics weren’t proving enough to eliminate Communist insurgency, the U.S. Army implemented small unit operations to take a new kind of fight to the enemy. Five to six man Long Range Patrol teams, composed of specially trained young enlisted soldiers, went behind enemy lines to gather intelligence on Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army units, capture POWs, or set deadly ambushes that unnerved the enemy in their once-thought-secure jungle sanctuaries. These Long Range Patrol or LRP teams would lead to the re-establishment of the 75th Infantry Ranger Companies in combat and would carry on the proud history and legacy of the U.S. Army Rangers. It would also earn them a coveted place in special operations units, at times at a painful and deadly cost. In this remarkably humble, first-hand account, Seymour covers what it took to do 54 LRP/Ranger missions behind the lines, and the dozens of team insertions and white knuckle extractions that he took part in. In The Jungle… Camping with the Enemy offers a unique and personal insight from an extraordinary soldier and those who served as LRP/Rangers with the U.S. Army First Air Cavalry Division.

Title:In the Jungle...: Camping With the Enemy
Edition Language:English
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  • jim bowen

    Memories Are Fleeting After Many Years of Bygones..The author tries to call specifics, but it’s not very detailed by just memory without a diary. He does a good job in the first paragraphs explainin...

  • Danielle H

    Loved the story lineThis was a great read with a dedicated soldier who kept his head in times of conflict. This story was a great read that showed the good our soldiers had for their team. ...

  • bruce yates

    Good stories.Love to read about the missions and the mishaps. Like to read how the person matured in country. Enjoyed it....

  • Leon

    A page turner, brought back some memories ...

  • Dick

    Excellent bookGreat read. Intriguing well written book of author military service during Vietnam era. Especially interesting are the insights of the LRRP patrols....

  • William B.

    Change of Life: CombatWhat started as a mundane story eventually changed to one of excitement and adventure. Well written, well organized. Thank you, James....

  • John Podlaski

    First of all, I'd like to thank the author, Mr. W. James Seymour for having served and for successfully writing about his Vietnam experience! Welcome Home Brother! Every chapter also concludes with an...

  • John W Hodgkin

    An earlier look at some of the same places.I was with Co. N Ranger 75Inf. 173rd Abn. Bde. At LZ English (Bong Son). We knew that the 1st Cav had been there before us, as a matter of fact John English ...

  • MICHAEL GALLOWAY

    Worth Reading.Although this wasn't a great book, the time reading it was certainly not wasted. I won't do it again, but I don't regret it....