Take Back the Night
Author: Dennis Foley
Publisher: Ivy Books 0804107254
Year: 1996 Print: 1 Cover Price: $5.99
Condition: Very Good Plus. Light wear.
HILE THE MEDIA SCREAMED FOR WITHDRAWAL, THE LRPs STOOD STRONG, COURAGEOUS, AND MORE DAUNTLESS THAN EVER
As commanding officer of Juliet Company LRPs in his third and most dangerous tour of 'Nam, Captain Jim Hollister found his unit in real trouble as drugs spread, racial tensions soared, and morale plummeted. He had to whip these once proud Airborne Rangers back into fighting trim and fast because their new mission was to execute sensitive cross-border cops into Cambodia.
With enemy penetration on the rise during U.S. withdrawal, the army needed to protect its flanks, and only the deadly, daring LRPs going deep into Indian country could provide the crucial intelligence needed to keep Americans alive. It was Hollister's job to make sure his men located, infiltrated, and killed the enemy--and survived.
Facing tricky inserts, hot LZs, long nights with no sleep and emergency extractions, the LRPs struggled daily in the brutal, bloody nightmare of jungle warfare in land the VC called their own. Whether gassing tunnels, snatching prisoners, or rescuing downed comrades under fire, the LRPs never forgot theirs was a savage, desperate war of courage, honor and sudden death.