A Sniper's Journey

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Zusatztext Prasie for A Sniper's Journey A must-read for all who desire to know what it was like to get caught up in one of Vietnam's 'black budget' wars within a war. Gary Mitchell's account is riveting and revealing. And his living with the aftermath is heroic. Simply put! often those who know about these 'wars within wars' don't tell. Gary is telling. America would be wise to listen.Brig. Gen Ezell Ware! Jr. (CA! Ret.)! author of By Duty Bound Mitchell's conscience preyed on him...and he describes its working with incredible vividness. Booklist Compelling [and] absolutely riveting. Publishers Weekly Informationen zum Autor Gary D. Mitchell served in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star for Valor, two Purple Heart Medals, and the Combat Infantryman Badge, and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Michael Hirsh was a combat correspondent with the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, Vietnam, in 1966, where he earned the CIB. In 2002 he was embedded with Air Force Combat Search and Rescue forces in Operation Enduring Freedom to write None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism. Hirsh is a George Foster Peabody Award and Writers Guild Award winner, as well as an Emmy winning documentary producer and investigative reporter. Klappentext A Vietnam sniper tells his story and reveals the battles he fought even after the war was over... In 1968! Gary Mitchell enlisted in the Army and was sent to Vietnam! where he earned a reputation for keeping his head in extreme situations. This caught the eye of his superiors! who trained him in long-distance shooting! setting him on the path to becoming a sniper. Over a twenty-four-year career! Mitchell had twenty-four confirmed kills! most of these in Vietnam! where intelligence agents "borrowed" him from his Army unit. This is not just the story of a man at war; it's also about the war within the man! because the memories of his sniper missions followed him home! throughout his career and into civilian life. And as the years went by! the full realization of what he'd done in the line of duty came back to haunt Mitchell's scarred conscience. With the love and support of his wife! Ellen! he struggled to understand what had happened to him! and what his actions revealed about him. And though the immediate horror of Vietnam was long past! he found himself facing a different kind battle-one that nearly destroyed him. Zusammenfassung A Vietnam sniper tells his story and reveals the battles he fought even after the war was over... In 1968! Gary Mitchell enlisted in the Army and was sent to Vietnam! where he earned a reputation for keeping his head in extreme situations. This caught the eye of his superiors! who trained him in long-distance shooting! setting him on the path to becoming a sniper. Over a twenty-four-year career! Mitchell had twenty-four confirmed kills! most of these in Vietnam! where intelligence agents borrowed him from his Army unit. This is not just the story of a man at war; it's also about the war within the man! because the memories of his sniper missions followed him home! throughout his career and into civilian life. And as the years went by! the full realization of what he'd done in the line of duty came back to haunt Mitchell's scarred conscience. With the love and support of his wife! Ellen! he struggled to understand what had happened to him! and what his actions revealed about him. And though the immediate horror of Vietnam was long past! he found himself facing a different kind battleone that nearly destroyed him. ...

Prasie for A Sniper's Journey

“A must-read for all who desire to know what it was like to get caught up in one of Vietnam’s ‘black budget’ wars within a war. Gary Mitchell’s account is riveting and revealing. And his living with the aftermath is heroic. Simply put, often those who know about these ‘wars within wars’ don’t tell. Gary is telling. America would be wise to listen.”—Brig. Gen Ezell Ware, Jr. (CA, Ret.), author of By Duty Bound

“Mitchell’s conscience preyed on him...and he describes its working with incredible vividness.”—Booklist

“Compelling [and] absolutely riveting.”—Publishers Weekly

Autorentext

Gary D. Mitchell served in Vietnam, earning a Bronze Star for Valor, two Purple Heart Medals, and the Combat Infantryman Badge, and participated in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Michael Hirsh was a combat correspondent with the 25th Infantry Division at Cu Chi, Vietnam, in 1966, where he earned the CIB. In 2002 he was embedded with Air Force Combat Search and Rescue forces in Operation Enduring Freedom to write None Braver: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen in the War on Terrorism. Hirsh is a George Foster Peabody Award and Writers Guild Award winner, as well as an Emmy winning documentary producer and investigative reporter.



Klappentext

A Vietnam sniper tells his story and reveals the battles he fought even after the war was over...

In 1968, Gary Mitchell enlisted in the Army and was sent to Vietnam, where he earned a reputation for keeping his head in extreme situations. This caught the eye of his superiors, who trained him in long-distance shooting, setting him on the path to becoming a sniper. Over a twenty-four-year career, Mitchell had twenty-four confirmed kills, most of these in Vietnam, where intelligence agents "borrowed" him from his Army unit.

This is not just the story of a man at war; it's also about the war within the man, because the memories of his sniper missions followed him home, throughout his career and into civilian life. And as the years went by, the full realization of what he'd done in the line of duty came back to haunt Mitchell's scarred conscience. With the love and support of his wife, Ellen, he struggled to understand what had happened to him, and what his actions revealed about him. And though the immediate horror of Vietnam was long past, he found himself facing a different kind battle-one that nearly destroyed him.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
A Sniper's Journey
Untertitel
The Truth About the Man Behind the Rifle
Autor
EAN
9780451220516
ISBN
978-0-451-22051-6
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Random House N.Y.
Genre
Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten
288
Jahr
2007
Untertitel
Englisch
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