|aLegend |bthe incredible story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez's heroic mission to rescue a special forces team caught behind enemy lines |cEric Blehm.
|a1st pbk. ed.
|aNew York, NY |bBroadway Books|cc2015.
|axiii, 288 p.,  p. of plates |bill., maps, port. |c21 cm.
|aStreet kid from Cuero -- "Look sharp, be sharp, go Army!" -- The darkest white -- Green Beret -- The secret war -- Anatomy of a mission -- Welcome to Detachment B-56 -- Over the fence -- The launch -- As bad as it gets -- Daniel Boone tactical emergency -- If someone needs help-- -- Last chance -- Deliverance -- Mettle for medal.
|aThe author takes as his canvas the Vietnam War, as seen through a single mission that occurred on May 2, 1968. A twelve-man Special Forces team had been covertly inserted into a small clearing in the jungle of neutral Cambodia--where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. The team did not know they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base.