Jump Wings And Secrets

Jump Wings And Secrets


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Each soldier in Vietnam fought his own war. For some it was a war with loneliness, boredom, and endless fatigue. For others it was a war with unyielding jungle, mountains, and disease. For still others it was a war with terror and death and all of the above. And then there was the secret war fought mostly by Army Special Forces and Navy Seals. For these secret warriors, the war was seldom boring and always dangerous. The mountains and jungles of Laos and Cambodia were their playground, and disease, terror, and death stalked them on every mission.
Sergeant First Class Ed Potter, returning for his third tour in-country with the 101st Airborne, was on a short tour, just six months this time. While in the states, he had passed the Special Forces selection battery and did well in all phases of the SF assessment course. He expected orders to the SF Q course in six months. In the meantime he expected to be placed in a platoon sergeant’s job with the 101st at Camp Eagle or Camp Evans. His first surprise came when the replacement battalion sent him for an interview with a Special Forces Major who asked him if he would be interested in working for MACV-SOG and training and leading an airmobile quick reaction force to support Special Forces recon teams operating out of FOB1 at Phu Bai. His second surprise came when the major wouldn’t tell him what MACV-SOG, or the FOB was, did, or where they operated until after he volunteered and signed a confidentiality agreement.
Ed jumped at the chance to work with the Special Forces instead of waiting out his time in a regular airborne infantry unit. He wouldn’t be Special Forces, but he would be working for them with the potential to share in part of their missions and training. What could be better for an NCO waiting to attend the Special Forces Qualification Course at Fort Bragg? An hour after the interview, Ed found himself on a helicopter heading for headquarters 5th Special Forces at Nha Trang and the beginning of a short tour that would seem longer and more dangerous than anything he had ever experienced.

Title:Jump Wings And Secrets
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  • Randy Higbee

    Exciting novel of different perspective of Vietnam combat. Will keep battle fans interest. Did not understand strike teams or role they played in Special Forces. This book kept my attention with new t...

  • James

    Very enjoyable book. Finished this in about 3 days because I could not put it down. As soon as I finish this review I am going to see if Mr. Pyle has written anything else and if he has it will be on ...

  • Frank Fusco

    Dull Not a good read author more interested in proving he knows a lot of military jargon but forgot to tell a story....

  • Joseph Petroshus

    Great readI will definitely look for more books by Mr. Pyle . Took a while to read because of tax season but I loved it...

  • Edward Poole

    Wow what a book !!! Keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through !!! Will be reading more of his writing and can't wait Just down loaded 2 orders and can't wait to get started....

  • Jackie Brickley

    It was a good book book very descriptive and interesting and exciting it kept you wanting to read more.Very exciting. Keep me reading. Want more of the sameVery descriptive. I am going to read more in...

  • Jeff Williams

    Very entertaining. Loved it!Couldn't put this book down. Best Vietnam book I've ever read. Not joking, download and read this book. Fucking awesome....

  • Sandra McLendon

    Ed's Trial sReading action was slow at times. Action was great author at times put to much into his story therefore dragging how story he was telling....