Lurps: A Ranger's Diary of Tet, Khe Sanh, A Shau, and Quang by Robert C. Ankony

By Robert C. Ankony

Lurps is the revised variation of the memoir of a juvenile antisocial who drops out of 9th grade to chase his dream of army carrier. After volunteering for Vietnam, he joins the elite U.S. military LRRP/Rangers—small, seriously armed long-range reconnaissance groups that patrol deep in enemy-held territory. it's 1968, and the Lurps locate themselves in a few of the war's hairiest campaigns and battles, together with Tet, Khe Sanh, and A Shau. Readers witness the entire horrors, humor, adrenaline, and unforeseen good looks during the eyes of a eco-friendly younger warrior. long gone are the heroic clichZs and bravery as compelling narrative and sensible discussion sweep the reader besides a robust feel that this can be really taking place. This poignant coming-of-age tale explores the social history that formed the protagonist's pondering, his doubtful quest for redemption via elevated accountability, the brotherhood of colleagues in fingers, ladies and sexual awakening, and the baffling randomness of who lives and who dies.

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