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Rick Greenberg was trained as a radio transmitter operator. The Marine Core Force Reconnaissance needed radio transmitter operators just then. He got placed with a Marine Recon section that performed deep reconnaissance and direct action operations. His first mission was action-packed, and I loved the narrator’s performance.
There was a tension and lots of suspense as I binged listening to find out how Greenberg was going to survive deep reconnaissance in Vietnam. The narrator was well cast for this performance, as his articulate voice didn’t sound like somebody who entered the Marines as a tough guy.
This was my first book written from the perspective of a radio transmitter operator in this war. That separately and alone would have made it a worthwhile experience for me. I felt there were bonuses in listening to Silent Heroes. The action was vividly described and I loved the book.
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What did you love best about Silent Heroes?
True experience and timeline. Walked the same dirt, hills and same area of operations a year earlier than the author.
What did you like best about this story?
The grunt level history of the experience. Step by dreadful step. I could hear the claymores in my head, whip of the bullets that missed. Smell the stench of the paddies and jungles.
Which character – as performed by Patrick Lawlor – was your favorite?
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Any additional comments?
Great story! Semper Fi 2531 68-71
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