First Force Recon Company

Author: Bill Peters
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307788253
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1st Force Recon you performed at a very high level of proficiency. Or you died. . . . In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments in Vietnam. From the DMZ to the Central Highlands, their job was to provide strategic and operational intelligence to insure the security of American units as the withdrawal of the troops progressed. Making perilous helicopter inserts deep in the Que Son Mountains, where the constant chatter of AK-47 rifle fire left no doubt who was in charge, Peters and the other men of 1st Force Recon Company risked their lives every day in six-man teams, never knowing whether they would live to see the sunset. Peters's accounts of silently watching huge movements of heavily armed NVA regulars, prisoner snatches, sudden-death ambushes, and extracts from fiercely fought firefights vividly capture the realities of Recon Marine warfare, and offer a gritty tribute to the courage, heroism, and sacrifice of the U. S. Marines. . . . From the Paperback edition.

The Special Ops Church

Author: Bill Peters
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1599794888
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ministry leader and author Dr. Bill Peters, a former military officer having served in special operations as a Marine Corps Force Recon team leader during the Vietnam, applies his experience from successfully planned and executed missions to a plan for spiritual battle for the church. Readers are shown how the Holy Spirit uniquely equips individuals—and the church as a whole—for the special task of winning others to Christ in a turbulent and sometimes volatile world. In The Special Ops Church conveys that a special ops ministry can prepare and achieve the mission of discipling the nations.

Chasing Charlie

Author: Richard Fleming
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476631484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Richard Fleming served as a scout with the elite U.S. Marine 1st Force Reconnaissance Company during the bloodiest years of the Vietnam War. Dropped deep into enemy territory, Recon relied on stealth and surprise to complete their mission—providing intelligence on enemy positions, conducting limited raids and capturing prisoners. Fleming’s absorbing memoir recounts his transformation from idealistic recruit to cynical veteran as the war claimed the lives of his friends and the missions became ever more dangerous.

Above Beyond

Author: Rudy Socha
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781596520400
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Above & Beyond features profiles of 88 former Marines who have impacted the civilian world, including the following accomplishments: Co-developed McDonalds "Happy Meal", Wrote a best selling book titled, Death by Chocolate, As a college project, wrote a business plan for an overnight delivery service, did a tour in Vietnam, and turned the business plan into a twenty billion dollar company, Won 3 Grammy Awards and has a star on Hollywood Boulevard, In 2000, he sold his company for $3.4 billion, 20 times sales, Is a NASCAR Weekly Series Racing Team co-owner and driver, Is fluent in both Chinese and Russian and has run the CIA station desks in both countries, Was a shooter in Vietnam and is now an ordained Minister directing an international ministry, Played a key role in putting Republicans Giuliani and Pataki in as mayor and governor of the Democratic state of New York, Won both a Pulitzer and the Foster Peabody Awards for his investigative journalism. Be inspired by these successful former Marines and more! Book jacket.

The United States Marine Corps in Books and the Performing Arts

Author: Richard L. Hemenez
Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub
ISBN: 9780786407583
Format: PDF, ePub
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This enormous annotated bibliography of the Marine Corps details fiction, nonfiction, stage, poetry, music, movie, and television references to the Marine Corps. It covers over 2,500 books, 500-plus Hollywood films, 80 made-for-television movies, 100 fictional television programs, articles, parts of books, dissertations, chronologies, dictionaries, and oral histories. Beginning with an introduction that focuses on the history of the Marine Corps, this work serves as research into such subjects as duty stations, ships, posts, heroes and their heroics, uniforms, boot camp, and equipment. Listed in the film section are over 100 former Marines who are film and television actors. Reflecting the comprehensiveness of the book, there are over 15,000 subject headings (totaling over 25,000 indexed items). The researcher (and the research librarian) will appreciate the depth and the breadth of the book.

Generation Kill

Author: Evan Wright
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448126290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Generation Kill is about the young men sent to fight their nation's first open-ended war since Vietnam. Despite the flurry of media images to come of the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, you have never really met any of these people, who serve as front-line troops. For whatever reason, the media simply doesn't get them. As we all know, news accounts of the last two wars focused almost exclusively on battlefield imagery of high-tech weapons wreaking astounding destruction, comply with analysis from retired army grandees and other experts, punctuated by the odd heart-warming patriotic sound-bite. The troops themselves play a role in the media's presentation of recent wars rather like extras in The Triumph of the Will. They are everywhere yet somehow invisible. When they speak you get the sense that what they are saying has been carefully scripted. Now Generation Kill tells the soldiers' story in their own words. The narrative focuses on a platoon of 23 marines, many of them veterans of Afghanistan, whose elite reconnaissance unit spearheaded the blitzkrieg on Iraq. This is the story of young men that have been trained to become ruthless killers. It's about surviving death. It's about taking part in a war many questioned before it even began. Evan Wright was the only reporter with First Recon, which operated well ahead of most other forces, usually behind enemy lines. They were among the first marines sent into the fight and one of the last units still engaged on the outskirts of Iraq, even after the city centre fell. Generation Kill is not just a combat chronicle but an inside look at how people fighting in war actually experience it. It is both an action narrative like Black Hawk Down and a detailed portrait of a generation at war along the lines of Band of Brothers. It is not a book you are going to forget in a hurry...