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Read This Lima Charlie!
on 12 May 1999
My hat's off to Mr. Linderer, who I know gives the average reader not familiar with Vietnam Spec Ops a front row seat in the down and dirty business of taking war to the enemy. Though not as famous as the SEALS or Green Berets, the members of the Long Range Recon Patrol played an important part in the fighting doctrine that is used today by more modern soldiers--including me, an ex-1990's Lurp myself (needless to say I joined the Lurps just because of knowing their incredible history!)
This book would make an INCREDIBLE movie. And not starring that fantazoid Stallone either! The heroics portrayed in this book are absolutely overwhelming. The missions that Linderer pulled are very well described--from the boring details that every soldier is familiar with, to the in-your-face terror of shooting at an enemy a few feet away from you. Definately one of the best books on Vietnam ever written by someone who was there. Forget the sorry biographies by the media types that "served" with some units in the field. THIS is the book to get! Well done, Mr. Linderer, and to all of the other books you've written!