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Legend - A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines-logo

Legend - A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines

Eric Blehm

The true story of the U.S. Army's 240th Assault Helicopter Company and a Green Beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On May 2, 1968, a twelve-man Special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia-where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn't know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team. Written with extensive access to family members, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, on-the-ground eye-witness accounts never before published, as well as recently discovered archival, and declassified military records, Blehm has created a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez's life and career, and of the inspiring, almost unbelievable events that defined the brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world. Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, an

The true story of the U.S. Army's 240th Assault Helicopter Company and a Green Beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On May 2, 1968, a twelve-man Special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia-where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn't know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team. Written with extensive access to family members, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, on-the-ground eye-witness accounts never before published, as well as recently discovered archival, and declassified military records, Blehm has created a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez's life and career, and of the inspiring, almost unbelievable events that defined the brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world. Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, an
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The true story of the U.S. Army's 240th Assault Helicopter Company and a Green Beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On May 2, 1968, a twelve-man Special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia-where U.S. forces were forbidden to operate. Their objective, just miles over the Vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail. What the team didn't know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. When Special Forces Staff Sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone. What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team. Written with extensive access to family members, surviving members of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company, on-the-ground eye-witness accounts never before published, as well as recently discovered archival, and declassified military records, Blehm has created a riveting narrative both of Roy Benavidez's life and career, and of the inspiring, almost unbelievable events that defined the brotherhood of the air and ground warriors in an unpopular war halfway around the world. Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, an

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fred Sanders

Length:

9h 9m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:12


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:10


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:04


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:47


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:24


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:05


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:14


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:37


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:47


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:12


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:03


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:20


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:21


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:41


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:31


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:10


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:36


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:15


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:57


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:04


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:41


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:12


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:01


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:42


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:14


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:02


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:15


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:00


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:01


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:51


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:29


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:50


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:59


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

00:38