LRRP Photos is a book about the men who ran recon for the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. These were the LRRP, LRPs, and Rangers and they were the eyes and ears of the infantry divisions. Whether regular army or draftee, ALL were volunteers. They worked in small four to six-man teams deep in enemy territory. From 1965 to 1972, they brought the fight to the enemy and took away their safety in the jungle. |
The book is a large format photo book with 450 pages. It is hardcover at a size of 11"x14" and includes a slipcover. The book is a hand-numbered limited edition of 500. Within it are almost 1000 photos taken by the men who were there. Most of the photos are previously unpublished. Also featured are brief histories of the units, detailed studies of uniforms and equipment, and spotlights on many veterans. The book paints a picture of their experience through a visual presentation that is as unique as the men who lived it.
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These are the recollections of one young man's experience after fraudulently losing his deferment to be drafted during the early sixties at the start of the Vietnam War. Although he was not that pleased with the bent system that exposed him to a very unpopular and dangerous military action, he served his country with some distinction and a sense of innate patriotism, without promising to follow or obey all the rules imposted by the US Army.|
Ray Hill's story of fourteen months in war torn South Vietnam is a must read, real life adventure, which on many occasions nearly ended in a black plastic body bag! Your mind will boggle at his persistent failures to comply with the rules, further complicating his prospect for survival. More humor than typically found in a true war story.