With a new introduction by the author and a foreword by Tom "Hulk" Richards, RDML, USN (Ret.) SEAL, this now-classic tale of SEAL combat action in Vietnam marked Dick Couch's debut as a novelist in 1990 and sold more than 100,000 copies. Hailed for its authenticity, it was the first novel about Navy SEALs to be written by one of their own. Couch, a SEAL platoon leader in the Mekong Delta from 1970 to 1971, includes gripping descriptions of dangerous operations that continue to attract a broad audience, with many bestselling authors calling his book a sensational story they can't put down. This new paperback edition features a foreword by the former head of the Naval Special Warfare Command.
Dick Couch is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served with the Navy Underwater Demolition and SEAL Teams in Vietnam from 1968 to 1972, when he joined the CIA. He retired from the Naval Reserve in 1997 as a captain. He is the author of numerous non-fiction titles , including The Warrior Elite, Chosen Soldier and The Sheriff of Ramadi. A resident of Ketchum, ID he is a frequent guest on radio and TV talk shows. He has lectured the Air Force Academy, the Naval Special Warfare Center, the JFK Special Forces Center and School, the FBI Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, The Joint Special Operations University and The Academy Leadership Forum. Recently he served as adjunct professor of Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy.
In addition, he has writen the novel Seal Team One and he has co-authored, with Naval Institute Press author George Galdorisi, the New York Times best seller, Tom Clancy Presents: Act of Valor, the novelization of the Bandito Brothers/Relativity Media film starring U.S. Navy SEALs, and Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Out of the Ashes which will be published in May 2014.
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