Thursday, September 15, 2016


Roy Benavidez is a real American hero.  He thinks he was just doing his job, as most military men do.  But he was also saving the lives of fellow service men while putting his own life on the line.

The book profiles Roy and the 12-man Special Forces team inserted behind enemy lines on the fateful day in May of 1968.  Because their mission was top secret, not many people even knew about it, let alone what transpired.  Eric Blehm attempts to educate and inspire us by bringing this story to light.

As much as I enjoy reading stories of real life heroes, I had a hard time following the story line of this book.  My understanding of the war in Vietnam is woefully inadequate; however, the author jumps between present tense and back story a lot.  It was just tough to follow.  The story is great, but the book could have been better.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.  See more here and here.