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Blue's Bastards is an inspiring story of duty and obligation, and of honorable men defending their ideals both on the . True story of combat in Vietnam.

Blue's Bastards is an inspiring story of duty and obligation, and of honorable men defending their ideals both on the battlefield and in the courtroom. How things can get twisted and when someone is just looking for a scapegoat, someone to pin the blame on. The author describes serving with Oliver North as his platoon leader and what an honorable man North is. His men were proud to serve with him and knew that he would stand up for his men, which a good leader should be expected to do but that's not always the case. North, on his own time, went out of his way to help a former comrade in combat and I mean "way" out of his way.

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The story is a history of Randy Herrod's time in Vietnam. The story begins with him serving under L. liver North, yes that North, and being recommended for the Silver Star for courage under fire (which he later receives). MR. Herrod gives the impressions he received of the military without pulling any punches. The book is raw but well written and a easy read. I read it cover to cover in a day). It is the accurate depiction of what happened to MR. Herrod in Vietnam.

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Blue's Bastards is an inspiring story of duty and obligation, and of honorable men defending their ideals both on the battlefield .

Blue's Bastards is an inspiring story of duty and obligation, and of honorable men defending their ideals both on the battlefield and in the courtroom, and, for once, winning. Published by Regnery Publishing, Incorporated, An Eagle Publishing Company. ISBN 10: 0895260220 ISBN 13: 9780895260222.

A simply told, heartfelt memoir...Readers who regard Oliver North as something of a tiresome presence on the American scene will find him revealed here as a man of deep integrity. --Booklist

Blue's Bastards: A True Story of Valor Under Fire epub download

ISBN13: 978-0895265494

ISBN: 0895265494

Author: Randy Herrod

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc.; First Edition edition (December 25, 1991)

Pages: 215 pages

ePUB size: 1968 kb

FB2 size: 1630 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 513

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Tane
This is a book about the subject of Son Thang 4 by a combatant that was actually there. I have read the other two books about this incident; Gary Solis' book as well as Denny Garrison's. I enjoy this book the most because it is written by the man who was actually there.

The story is a history of Randy Herrod's time in Vietnam. The story begins with him serving under Lt.Oliver North, yes that North, and being recommended for the Silver Star for courage under fire (which he later receives). It ends with his trial for a war crime (sixteen counts of premeditated murder) and acquittal of the same.

MR. Herrod gives the impressions he received of the military without pulling any punches. The book is raw but well written and a easy read. (I read it cover to cover in a day). It is the accurate depiction of what happened to MR. Herrod in Vietnam.

For an equal read, read the book by Gary Solis which explains the Prosecutions version of the case. I believe this (Solis')is a one sided view of the incident. Leaving out key pieces of evidence or placing the evidence in a different area. I do not question Mr. Solis' military prowess, writing ability, or legal mind; but it is difficult to piece together what happened at the trial of these marines without actually being at the trial. Trnascripts do not do jury trials justice. However, it is my understanding that there were no transcripts produced of the Herrod trial.

I believe that Denny Garrison's book is also good because Denny was there in the Courtroom for all of the trials and refers to his trial noted taken from the actual case in preparation of the book. The key to the Garrison book is the fact that there was evidence of an M-60 machine gun nest used by the VC to fire onto the village at US troops. The only defendant that had the benefit of this testimony was Herrod; although the nest was discovered shortly after the Son Thang incident, and the gun was turned over to military intelligence-who misplaced the weapon. This is key to the defense because the ear witnesses to the incident remember the distinct sound of an M-60 being fired although Herrod's Killer squad did not have a 60.

Overall this is a great read. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Herrod before I read the book and then talked with him after reading it. Mr. Herrod is the one who recommended the other two books to me. I have read all accounts and believe that the report of this crime is the tragedy. Wars are drastic things that call for drastic measures. Life or death decisions are made on instinct. Perhaps in the future of warfare ID badges and enemy cards will be issued to better identify who is a combatant and who is not. Interesting however, that the village in Question was SON THANG 4. According to research into the area the Vietnamese government numbered there villages 1-4. 1 was all friendly. 2 was mostly friendly with a few enemies. 3 was enemy with a few friendly's and 4 was all enemy. Another piece of evidence kept out of the trial.

Perhaps we will never know exactly what happened at SON THANG 4. As it goes in the justice system our guilty defendants are proven to be innocent by the media and our acquited defendants are proven to be guilty.
Tane
This is a book about the subject of Son Thang 4 by a combatant that was actually there. I have read the other two books about this incident; Gary Solis' book as well as Denny Garrison's. I enjoy this book the most because it is written by the man who was actually there.

The story is a history of Randy Herrod's time in Vietnam. The story begins with him serving under Lt.Oliver North, yes that North, and being recommended for the Silver Star for courage under fire (which he later receives). It ends with his trial for a war crime (sixteen counts of premeditated murder) and acquittal of the same.

MR. Herrod gives the impressions he received of the military without pulling any punches. The book is raw but well written and a easy read. (I read it cover to cover in a day). It is the accurate depiction of what happened to MR. Herrod in Vietnam.

For an equal read, read the book by Gary Solis which explains the Prosecutions version of the case. I believe this (Solis')is a one sided view of the incident. Leaving out key pieces of evidence or placing the evidence in a different area. I do not question Mr. Solis' military prowess, writing ability, or legal mind; but it is difficult to piece together what happened at the trial of these marines without actually being at the trial. Trnascripts do not do jury trials justice. However, it is my understanding that there were no transcripts produced of the Herrod trial.

I believe that Denny Garrison's book is also good because Denny was there in the Courtroom for all of the trials and refers to his trial noted taken from the actual case in preparation of the book. The key to the Garrison book is the fact that there was evidence of an M-60 machine gun nest used by the VC to fire onto the village at US troops. The only defendant that had the benefit of this testimony was Herrod; although the nest was discovered shortly after the Son Thang incident, and the gun was turned over to military intelligence-who misplaced the weapon. This is key to the defense because the ear witnesses to the incident remember the distinct sound of an M-60 being fired although Herrod's Killer squad did not have a 60.

Overall this is a great read. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Herrod before I read the book and then talked with him after reading it. Mr. Herrod is the one who recommended the other two books to me. I have read all accounts and believe that the report of this crime is the tragedy. Wars are drastic things that call for drastic measures. Life or death decisions are made on instinct. Perhaps in the future of warfare ID badges and enemy cards will be issued to better identify who is a combatant and who is not. Interesting however, that the village in Question was SON THANG 4. According to research into the area the Vietnamese government numbered there villages 1-4. 1 was all friendly. 2 was mostly friendly with a few enemies. 3 was enemy with a few friendly's and 4 was all enemy. Another piece of evidence kept out of the trial.

Perhaps we will never know exactly what happened at SON THANG 4. As it goes in the justice system our guilty defendants are proven to be innocent by the media and our acquited defendants are proven to be guilty.
Xal
Gives insight about what a good platoon leader North was, as his troops truly had great admiration for him. He also went out of his way to testify about one of his former troops, traveling to the far East, on his own dime, to testify in a court martial, and because of his testimony, the man was found innocent.
Xal
Gives insight about what a good platoon leader North was, as his troops truly had great admiration for him. He also went out of his way to testify about one of his former troops, traveling to the far East, on his own dime, to testify in a court martial, and because of his testimony, the man was found innocent.
Yannara
Not what I expected. First half solid and worthreading the seond half felt like I got roped into a infotainment commercial. to much of a "hook and bait" Worth of purchase only because of the "surprise" of find that it was autographed by auther and Col. North.
Yannara
Not what I expected. First half solid and worthreading the seond half felt like I got roped into a infotainment commercial. to much of a "hook and bait" Worth of purchase only because of the "surprise" of find that it was autographed by auther and Col. North.
Xirmiu
I got it in great shape.
Xirmiu
I got it in great shape.
Kale
While the read is fun, there are some memory lapses both in the Intoduction by Mr. North and in at least one chapter with which I have some familiarity.
Kale
While the read is fun, there are some memory lapses both in the Intoduction by Mr. North and in at least one chapter with which I have some familiarity.
Zulurr
Whether you're a fan of LTC Oliver North or not, you'll find this account of his service during the Vietnam War riveting; Randy does a great job of telling the story.
Zulurr
Whether you're a fan of LTC Oliver North or not, you'll find this account of his service during the Vietnam War riveting; Randy does a great job of telling the story.
Golden Lama
This whole book was not true. The author stated a bunch of falsehoods in this book. I agree with the other 2 ratings up here. If you want a TRUE account of what happened, read the book by Gary Solis.
Golden Lama
This whole book was not true. The author stated a bunch of falsehoods in this book. I agree with the other 2 ratings up here. If you want a TRUE account of what happened, read the book by Gary Solis.
A very realistic look into the politics of the military during the Viet-Nam war. Caught in the aftermath of the Mi-Lai massacres, Randy is subjected to a trial where his conviction, and execution by firing squad is almost assured because it is "in the best interest of the service". Rescued by a volunteer corps of lawyers from Oklahoma and his old platoon commander, Oliver North, Randy is subjected to one last petty humiliation at the hands of the military he chose to serve. Pitiful behavior on the part of the Marine Corps.

Without passing on the merits of his actions and trial, I can recommend the book as a first person narrative that gives the reader a brief glimpse of what can happen in a guerrilla conflict and the results of what has been called "the fog of war". A well written and engaging read although the hero worship of North and his lawyers is a bit strong. But then, how would you feel if these people had literally saved you life?.
A very realistic look into the politics of the military during the Viet-Nam war. Caught in the aftermath of the Mi-Lai massacres, Randy is subjected to a trial where his conviction, and execution by firing squad is almost assured because it is "in the best interest of the service". Rescued by a volunteer corps of lawyers from Oklahoma and his old platoon commander, Oliver North, Randy is subjected to one last petty humiliation at the hands of the military he chose to serve. Pitiful behavior on the part of the Marine Corps.

Without passing on the merits of his actions and trial, I can recommend the book as a first person narrative that gives the reader a brief glimpse of what can happen in a guerrilla conflict and the results of what has been called "the fog of war". A well written and engaging read although the hero worship of North and his lawyers is a bit strong. But then, how would you feel if these people had literally saved you life?.