Title: Phantom Warriors, book 1 Author: Garry A. LindererMain characters: many LRRP’s LRP’s and Ranger nits in Vietnam Summary: The book I read was about LRRP’s (long range reconnaissance patrol), LRP’s (long range patrols), and Ranger units in Vietnam. The book told stories of several different types of operations in the units most challenging times. The job of a unit of this type was to infiltrate a designated RA (recon area) stealth like as possible with a four to seven man team (sometimes larger).
Once on the ground a team would set up an OP (observation post) and would always try and remain undetected. Because of the small number of size an LRP would always avoid contact with the enemy but, the book proved to me that when confrontation was inevitable the special forces units proved themselves a truly deadly force. I would say at least ninety percent of the time LRP ” should find themselves out numbered in a confrontation. If at all possible they would try and escape but sometimes fighting your way out was the only way. The LRRPDetactchment, 1 st Brigade, 101 st Airborne Division had a problem like this. Staff Sergeant Pay Lynch and his team where patrolling a high activity area when there team was abutted by fifteen or twenty Viet Cong.
Off the bat three men went down two seriously injured and the other shot in the head. There six man team was then a three man team. The two men at camp where busy fending off the invaders while one man that was off doing his “business” was finding his way back. He too was caught up in the unexpected fire and went down. Staff Sergeant Lynch called in the coordinates and after the ammo and grenades where almost out, air support showed up. Most of the VC where killed or ran away in fear of “Death from Above.” This was one of the most heroic stories in the book.
In the book “Of Mice & Men” the two main characters are George and Lennie. The setting of the story seems to be set back in the early 1900’s or the late 1800’s by the dialect they use. The two characters have a unique relationship. The first character is a small quick man with strong features his name is George. The other man is very large with a shapeless face and is also quite slow his name ...
Weaknesses: This was a good book. I couldn’t find many weaknesses at all. Throne thing I did notice was the similarity in each of the stories. It seamed liked the something would happen in a row. The team would usually end up running from a force of large amount. If he would have mixed up the accounts with the ones when the team didn’t have to run it would have made the book more fun to read.
Changes: In order to read this book you had to use the Abbreviation dictionary in the back. It didn’t bother me though. I learned a lot from it. So the only change was the one in the Weaknesses I wrote. I would only recommend this book to people who are interested in history or wars..