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BeschreibungA soldier serving with the MIKE Force in Vietnam wakes every day knowing that it might be his last. You don't run with the indigenous Montagnard strikers expecting to live forever. That's the nature of the beast that haunts American advisors serving with the tough little tribal volunteers in Vietnam's misty, enemy-infested Central Highlands. It's a tough, demanding duty and just the kind of thing that attracts military mavericks like former Peace Corps volunteer Galen St. Cyr, who discovers empathy and a new, mystical identity with the Jarai tribesmen of his MIKE Force unit. St. Cyr finds himself on the outskirts of the regular US military along with hand-picked American, Australian, and Vietnamese Special Forces advisors and quickly discovers that duty with Montagnard soldiers involves more than just beating the bush and killing the enemy. The world of the Jarai is both primitive and complex, and learning to survive in it is the challenge of St. Cyr's turbulent life. On a journey that becomes as much spiritual as military, he virtually becomes Jarai, taking a hauntingly beautiful native lover who commands a squad of assassins and listens to spirit voices, and deals with tribal separatist elements who are planning an anti-government coup.
PortraitShaun Darragh enlisted in the Army in 1962 and served in Vietnam with both an A Team and the II Corps MIKE Force. He retired in 1989, after serving in a variety of Special Operations and conventional assignments, and subsequently served as a DIA Intelligence Specialist in Counterterrorism, Counternarcotics, and Special Operations at Fort Bragg, and in Mexico City, Panama, Puerto Rico, and Korea. He has authored numerous articles on special-operations history and doctrine in service journals and in ARMY and Vietnam magazines. A version of MIKE Force won the first-place prize in the 2010 Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Awards for unpublished historical fiction.
Untertitel: A Novel of Vietnam's Central Highlands War. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Warriors Publishing Group
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2015
Seitenanzahl: 512 Seiten
Format: epub eBook