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The Legendary Hunters Of Texas

Author: Paul Freeman
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ISBN: 9781537538051
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A historical documentary of VF-201 / VFA-201 thirty seven years of existence , a Naval Reserve Fighter Jet Squadron based in North Texas that was decommissioned in 2007. They made history when they became the first U.S. Navy Reserve Fighter Squadron in Naval History to ever perform actual live combat missions during a Naval Reserve Fighter Squadrons unit mobilization into active duty service. They performed the SHOCK AND AWE initial Airstrikes into Northern Iraq during OIF in 2003 with CVWR-8 from the USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) Aircraft Carrier off the coast of Turkey and Syria.

Legend

Author: Eric Blehm
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ISBN: 0804139539
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The true story of the U.S. Army's 240th Assault Helicopter Company and a Green Beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On May 2, 1968, a twelve-man Special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia--where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn't know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team. Written with extensive access to family members, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, on-the-ground eye-witness accounts never before published, as well as recently discovered archival, and declassified military records, Blehm has created a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez's life and career, and of the inspiring, almost unbelievable events that defined the brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world. Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, and the story of one of the many unsung heroes of the war.

Honor Before Glory

Author: Scott McGaugh
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ISBN: 0306824450
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The riveting, gritty and inspiring story of the Japanese-American "GO FOR BROKE" unit that rescued--against all odds--a trapped American battalion, and went on to become the most decorated unit of its size in World War II.

Back In The Fight

Author: Joseph Kapacziewski
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250021286
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The inspiring and thrilling combat memoir of the only Army Ranger serving in direct combat operations with a prosthetic limb. On October 3, 2005, Kapacziewski and his soldiers were coming to the end of their tour in Northern Iraq when their convoy was attacked by enemy fighters. A grenade fell through the gunner's hatch and exploded, shattering Kapacziewski's right leg below the knee, damaging his right hip, and severing a nerve and artery in his right arm. He endured more than forty surgeries, but his right leg still wasn't healing as he had hoped, so in March 2007, Kapacziewski chose to have it amputated with one goal in mind: to return to the line and serve alongside his fellow Rangers. One year after his surgery, Kapacziewski accomplished his goal: he was put back on the line, as a squad leader of his Army Ranger Regiment. On April 19, 2010, during his ninth combat deployment (and fifth after losing his leg), Kapacziewski's patrol ran into an ambush outside a village in eastern Afghanistan. After a fellow Ranger fell to withering enemy fire, shot through the belly, Sergeant Kap and another soldier dragged him seventy-five yards to safety and administered first aid that saved his life while heavy machineguns tried to kill them. His actions earned him an Army Commendation Medal with "V" for Valor. He had previously been awarded a Bronze Star for Valor—and a total of three Purple Hearts for combat wounds. Back in the Fight is an inspiring and thrilling tale readers will never forget.

The Last Stand Of The Tin Can Sailors

Author: James D. Hornfischer
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 030748730X
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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James D. Hornfischer's Neptune's Inferno. “This will be a fight against overwhelming odds from which survival cannot be expected. We will do what damage we can.” With these words, Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Copeland addressed the crew of the destroyer escort USS Samuel B. Roberts on the morning of October 25, 1944, off the Philippine Island of Samar. On the horizon loomed the mightiest ships of the Japanese navy, a massive fleet that represented the last hope of a staggering empire. All that stood between it and Douglas MacArthur’ s vulnerable invasion force were the Roberts and the other small ships of a tiny American flotilla poised to charge into history. In the tradition of the #1 New York Times bestseller Flags of Our Fathers, James D. Hornfischer paints an unprecedented portrait of the Battle of Samar, a naval engagement unlike any other in U.S. history—and captures with unforgettable intensity the men, the strategies, and the sacrifices that turned certain defeat into a legendary victory.

Strength In Numbers

Author: Joseph F. Walters
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ISBN: 9780615605104
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Growing up in South Jersey during the Reagan years of the 1980s, Joseph F. Walters did not have to look hard to find role models and personal heroes. Sylvester Stallone's justice-seeking alter ego, John Rambo, along with Chuck Norris as the undaunted and intrepid James Braddock in the Missing in Action films, loomed larger than life to this son of a Vietnam veteran. The excitement and moral righteousness of seeing fearless men settling old scores once and for all in Hollywood's invented version of Southeast Asia could only set a young boy's mind and passions ablaze with visions of glory. Closer to home, that same intensity manifested itself every time former Philadelphia Phillies first baseman and one-time anchor of Cincinnati's legendary Big Red Machine, Pete Rose, strode into the batter's box. Rose's willingness to endure pain and sacrifice everything in a relentless assault to steal a base, beat out a throw, or dive headfirst into home and score the winning run was instilled as a defining value to be emulated and embraced. And then, there was the guy dripping in sweat with a vexed determination, hopping up and down a hillside wearing a 25 pound weighted vest in the middle of the summer, training for his next Judo competition in spite of the fact that he only had one leg.Strength in Numbers is the story of that man, the father of Joseph F. Walters and a true American hero, Joe Walters.Strength in Numbers presents a span of 11 years in the life story of Joe Walters, starting with his deployment to Vietnam in 1968 as a twenty-seven-year-old Marine and culminating with his ascension as an accomplished competitor in Judo, claiming first place at the 1979 United States Judo National Masters Championships. While Joseph Walters had known of his father's military service and personal sacrifice and had witnessed his later career in national and international Judo competitions, the story of Joe's journey from the combat zones of Vietnam to the medal podium had remained in the domain of his father's secrets. This is the amazing, inspirational story recounted in the pages of Strength in Numbers, recorded by the pen of the son, but spoken directly as the words of the father.The firsthand account follows Joe Walters, an ex-army paratrooper and recent college graduate, as he arrives in country in June 1968, at the start of his tour of duty in Vietnam as a Second Lieutenant with the Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, Mike Company. With vivid descriptions of the realities and horrors of war, Lieutenant Walters's story relates his platoon's engagement in the seven-day battle for Hill 310 and the disastrous mission near Goi Noi Island, just three months into his tour, during which Lieutenant Walters and his men would find themselves decimated, pinned down for hours in an unprotected rice paddy, just thirty yards from the heavily fortified NVA position that had wounded or killed nineteen of the twenty Marines with him that afternoon. Lieutenant Walters emerged from that rice paddy alive, but with a gunshot wound to his left leg that would necessitate amputation of the limb from the knee down. Stateside, this remarkable story continues to unfold as Joe Walters begins to study in Philadelphia with Judo sensei, Takahiko Ishikawa, and ultimately travels to Japan to train at the legendary Kodokan Judo Academy, launching a half-decade of global itinerancy in Europe, Tokyo, and Texas, pursuing his Judo training, embarking on a career as a school teacher, and starting a family. After a rules change bans the use of his prosthetic leg in Judo matches, Walters renews his commitment to training and, in 1979, defeats former Pan American champion, Hayward Nishioka to win first place at the United States Judo National Masters Championships. Strength in Numbers is a vivid portrait of one man, who despite war, horrific injury, and continued adversity, perseveres to become a Judo champion, a husband and father, and above all, his son's greatest hero.

Tex Hill

Author: David Lee Hill
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ISBN: 9781885354150
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"Tex Hill's autobiography-memoir of his tour with the flying tigers, and their gallant air defense of Burma and China during WW II. This book will become one of the epic air and ground battle stories of WW II."

The Advocate

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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.

Truth And Duty

Author: Mary Mapes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429906952
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A riveting account of how the public's right to know is being attacked by an unholy alliance among politicians, news organizations and corporate America For twenty five years, Mary Mapes has been an award-winning television producer and reporter -- the last fifteen of them for CBS News, principally for the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and 60 Minutes. She had the bedrock of respect of her peers -- in 2003 alone, she broke the story of the Abu Ghraib prison tortures (which won CBS The Peabody Award) and the existence of Strom Thurmond's illegitimate bi-racial daughter Essie Mae Washington. But it was Dan Rather's lightning rod of a story on George W. Bush's National Guard Service that brought Mapes into an unwanted limelight. The firestorm that followed the broadcast led not only to Mapes' firing and Rather's stepping down from his anchor chair a year early, but to an unprecedented "internal" inquiry into the story -- chaired by former Reagan Attorney General Richard Thornburgh. Peopled with an historic and colorful cast of characters—from Karl Rove to Summer Redstone to John Kerry to Col. Bobby Hodges -- this groundbreaking book about how the television news is made (and unmade) made headlines itself when first published. But this, it turns out, is only part of the story. Mapes talks for the first time about the riveting behind-the-scenes action at CBS during this frenzied period and exposes some of the largest political and social controversies that have broken in this new age of dissonance. Truth and Duty was made into the 2015 film Truth, starring Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace and Elizabeth Moss.