Tiger Bravo's War: An epic year with an elite airborne rifle company of the 101st Airborne Division's Wandering Warriors, during the height of the Vietnam War

Tiger Bravo's War: An epic year with an elite airborne rifle company of the 101st Airborne Division's Wandering Warriors, during the height of the Vietnam War

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, 2018, 2019, History, War

A war that defined a generation. A band of paratroopers that defied the odds. A bond that couldn’t be broken.
In the bloodiest year (1968) of a decade long war, a company called “Tiger Bravo” fought across the battlefields of Vietnam, as part of an elite Strike Force nicknamed the “Wandering Warriors.” By the time the last chopper departed, Tiger Bravo had amassed a staggering 150 Purple Hearts and mourned the loss of 30 brothers in arms.
In Tiger Bravo’s War, you’ll discover the trials and tribulations of life in the combat zone from soldiers’ letters and the personal stories of survivors. You’ll learn what it was like to trudge through the dark heart of the jungle, take to the streets in the Tet Offensive, launch a daring rescue mission, and dodge booby-traps deep within enemy territory. Through unbearable hardships, gut wrenching losses and rare moments of joy and laughter, you’ll watch as a company of America’s youth transforms itself from a collection of total strangers in civilian life to an elite unit of highly trained paratroopers and, as their Vietnam odyssey unfolds, to battle-hardened, war-weary veterans willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for their brothers.
In St John's compelling memoir, you’ll discover:
- An episodic narrative taking the reader on a journey with Tiger Bravo, from stateside training through its first year of combat.
- Light-hearted antics between missions, featuring rock n’ roll in the mess hall and drunken hijinks.
- Personal stories from surviving veterans, including a west Texas oilfields high school dropout, a medic abandoned by his mother, and the son of a World War II Japanese fighter pilot turned Silver Star recipient.
- A glimpse of the lasting impact of the war, including failed marriages, alcoholism, and PTSD.
- In-depth research, including interviews from more than 20 veterans, battlefield journals and letters, seven hundred plus primary source footnotes and much, much more!

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    Tiger Bravo's War: An epic year with an elite airborne rifle company of the 101st Airborne Division's Wandering Warriors, during the height of the Vietnam War Reviews

  • Chaplain Stanley Chapin

    The true nitty grittyMost accounts of the infantry action is portrayed in many stories is sketchy and some times made more heroic than actual, not this one....

  • Mike Gunderloy

    A book by the Lieutenant who led a company in the Vietnam war, backed by careful research in the military archives and hundreds of letters, as well as his own personal notes and recollections. If you'...

  • Chris Eells

    I'd like to start with a small disclaimer, I don't read too many war/military books and don't feel that I have the right background/experience to critique them. With that being said however, I feel th...

  • Maryeileen

    My brother was a member of Tiger Bravo; like many veterans, he didn't talk much about his year in Vietnam. This book gave me a sense of the conditions in which he lived and fought: the smells, the sou...

  • Phil Polich

    The best written Vietnam era history book I’ve read.Thank you Mr St John for the history of aTiger Bravo company in the year 1968. The author has done a great job writing a history book that is tot...

  • Jim

    This book is a fantastic, tragic and all too real story of the brave men who served in Viet Nam in a company called Tiger Bravo. It hits home to me in that I was placed in a draft lottery at age 18, n...

  • Jo McGlasson

    A must read Riveting story. Hard to put down. I am from the viet man era. Great respect for all veterans. Thank you!...

  • Military Writers Society of America (MWSA)

    MWSA ReviewIf you have never read a book about the Vietnam War, I recommend that you read this one. For that matter, if you’ve read fifty books about Vietnam, I still suggest that you read Tiger Bra...

  • Vicky Hunt

    Tiger Bravo's War is a compendium of the stories of an entire Division. It outlines the journey of “A community of Sufferers” across battlefields, and through the struggles of an unpopular war. Ra...

  • Keith W. Steward

    Airborne WarriorsA !of of true stories about every day life in the war. The never ending danger of being outside the wire. I felt the book was too long. I got to the point where I was looking forward ...