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by Bill Shanahan,John P. Brackin


He lives in Birmingham, Alabama. John P. Brackin is a freelance writer who has contributed to many magazines.

John P. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Bill Shanahan was troubled by his line company duty in Vietnam: whenever his unit went on patrol, the North Vietnamese Army . He lives in Birmingham, Alabama

Bill Shanahan was troubled by his line company duty in Vietnam: whenever his unit went on patrol, the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong could hear them coming. His unit didn't have a chance against an enemy that quietly emerged from the jungle like ghosts-and just as quickly disappeared.

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by John P. Brackin and Bill Shanahan. From Stealth Patrol :"He spoke in a sort of clipped cadence, his words tumbling out quickly, one on top of the other; and his voice was deep and throaty, the way a bear might sound, if he could talk, after a night of drinking. In the Lurps, every man counts-and that's why we only take the best.

Book DescriptionFrom Stealth Patrol : "He spoke in a sort of clipped cadence, his words tumbling out quickly, one on top of the other; and his voice was deep and throaty, the way a bear might sound, if he could talk, after a night of drinking. Just four months after he arrived in Vietnam in 1968, Bill Shanahan joined theLRPs (Long Range Patrol).

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From Stealth Patrol:"He spoke in a sort of clipped cadence, his words tumbling out quickly, one on top of the other; and his voice was deep and throaty, the way a bear might sound, if he could talk, after a night of drinking. 'Basically I'm here recruiting guys for the Lurps.... We operate in teams of five, maybe six, members apiece. In the Lurps, every man counts-and that's why we only take the best.'"Just four months after he arrived in Vietnam in 1968, Bill Shanahan joined the LRPs (Long Range Patrol). The mission of the Lurps, as they were called, was dangerous: Five- or six-man teams were dropped into the dense forest behind enemy lines. With quiet stealth, they observed enemy troop movements and staged ambushes that often ended in fierce firefights. When their mission was accomplished, they called for quick helicopter extraction. Back on base, they debriefed and tried to sleep off the adrenaline. Two days later they were back in the brush. The missions changed from week to week, but every day the goal was the same-stay alive.

Stealth Patrol: The Making Of A Vietnam Ranger epub download

ISBN13: 978-0306813856

ISBN: 0306813858

Author: Bill Shanahan,John P. Brackin

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People

Language: English

Publisher: Da Capo Press (November 10, 2004)

Pages: 304 pages

ePUB size: 1767 kb

FB2 size: 1467 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 771

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Mysterious Wrench
This book is an excellent read. I had the privilege of serving with N Co. Rangers. I came to the hill in September of 1970 and left with the unit when it stood down in August, 1971. I do not remember meeting the author, however he was probably gone before I arrived. I do know of some of the characters in this book. Bagpipes was a legend, and Pat Tadina will be remembered for as long as there are November Rangers out there. Tango was still the company mascot when I joined the company and I got to see him often. All in all this book was a walk down memory lane for me. I would recommend it highly.
Mysterious Wrench
This book is an excellent read. I had the privilege of serving with N Co. Rangers. I came to the hill in September of 1970 and left with the unit when it stood down in August, 1971. I do not remember meeting the author, however he was probably gone before I arrived. I do know of some of the characters in this book. Bagpipes was a legend, and Pat Tadina will be remembered for as long as there are November Rangers out there. Tango was still the company mascot when I joined the company and I got to see him often. All in all this book was a walk down memory lane for me. I would recommend it highly.
Conjulhala
I came into country the month after Bill and flew helicopter gunships further south in Tay Ninh Province. Our unit specialized in close support of ground troops and I had the distinct honor of supporting LRRP units on many occasions. I consider them to be the bravest of the brave. The intelligence they provided saved many lives. For those who think it should be "jazzed up" more, you're wrong. That's what happened and I think he told it just right. Welcome home my friend.
Conjulhala
I came into country the month after Bill and flew helicopter gunships further south in Tay Ninh Province. Our unit specialized in close support of ground troops and I had the distinct honor of supporting LRRP units on many occasions. I consider them to be the bravest of the brave. The intelligence they provided saved many lives. For those who think it should be "jazzed up" more, you're wrong. That's what happened and I think he told it just right. Welcome home my friend.
Terr
This is about the best book I have read about the war in Vietnam. It's true and very readable. The author went into great detail about the LURPs, the missions and his experiences.
Terr
This is about the best book I have read about the war in Vietnam. It's true and very readable. The author went into great detail about the LURPs, the missions and his experiences.
Samuhn
First person account of long range patrols as part of the 75th rangers. It has detailed accounts of lurp patrols, so detailed you feel like you are there. Lots of action as you follow one soldier from boot camp to the lurps and back....
Samuhn
First person account of long range patrols as part of the 75th rangers. It has detailed accounts of lurp patrols, so detailed you feel like you are there. Lots of action as you follow one soldier from boot camp to the lurps and back....
Kulafyn
It was a non-stop read for me. I joined the 75th N Rangers a few months after Bill left. His recollections brought back many long forgotten, or perhaps more accurately, submerged, memories. It was a highly accurate description of how we operated... although he did leave out a lot of detail and there were some minor inaccuracies. For example, we never all went to sleep at night, there was always one guy on sentry. I could also grouse about the mis-spelling of my name in the back of the book, but that's not important. Even though Lots of other things come to mind that could be added, I don't want to take away from what is really an excellent book. This would be rewarding reading for anyone who wants to learn more about what really went on in Vietnam. For my fellow veterans, welcome home.
Kulafyn
It was a non-stop read for me. I joined the 75th N Rangers a few months after Bill left. His recollections brought back many long forgotten, or perhaps more accurately, submerged, memories. It was a highly accurate description of how we operated... although he did leave out a lot of detail and there were some minor inaccuracies. For example, we never all went to sleep at night, there was always one guy on sentry. I could also grouse about the mis-spelling of my name in the back of the book, but that's not important. Even though Lots of other things come to mind that could be added, I don't want to take away from what is really an excellent book. This would be rewarding reading for anyone who wants to learn more about what really went on in Vietnam. For my fellow veterans, welcome home.
Jaiarton
I thought this was a great book. My father was part of this unit I believe 68-69. It was very interesting because some of the things and people mentioned in this book I remember from the few stories he's shared with me prior to reading it. Like a previous reviewer mentioned some names are left out in the list of members in the back of the book, including his.
Jaiarton
I thought this was a great book. My father was part of this unit I believe 68-69. It was very interesting because some of the things and people mentioned in this book I remember from the few stories he's shared with me prior to reading it. Like a previous reviewer mentioned some names are left out in the list of members in the back of the book, including his.
Fordrekelv
I am presently involved in this type of operation. While the info is somewhat dated it is still of value. The book is written more like a novel but they give important info that can be life saving.
Fordrekelv
I am presently involved in this type of operation. While the info is somewhat dated it is still of value. The book is written more like a novel but they give important info that can be life saving.
Not a typical "blood and guts" war book but rather a very accurate depiction of just regular guys' experiences with a line (combat) company in Vietnam
Not a typical "blood and guts" war book but rather a very accurate depiction of just regular guys' experiences with a line (combat) company in Vietnam