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Death in the Jungle (Diary of a Navy SEAL) by Gary Smith & Alan Maki

This is the riveting combat diary of Navy SEAL Gary Smith who,during his 32 months in Vietnam, engaged in 257 combat missions. This book is a realistic look at the men, the weapons and the tactics of the guerrilla war fought by Smith and his fellow SEALs in the canals and swamps of Vietnam. Includes 16 pages of never-before-published photos.

 

From the Inside Flap

SNAKES, VIPERS, CROCS, SHARKS, AND THE VC
With 257 combat missions in Vietnam under his belt, Gary Smith is a living witness to the realities of Naval Special Warfare. He worked with some of the toughest and most highly motivated men in the world, executing missions in the murderous terrain of Rung Sat Special Zone and Dung Island. The key to their success: go where no ordinary soldier would go and no VC would expect them.
Though death reigned as king in the jungles of Vietnam, Gary Smith considered it a privilege and an honor to serve under the officers and with the men of Underwater Demolition Team Twelve and SEAL Team 1. Because he and his teammates, trained to the max, gave each other the courage to attain the unattainable . . . .
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