Roy Benavidez had every excuse to fail in life because the deck was stacked against him. Instead, through the intervention of a few caring family members and friends, Roy became one of the many unsung heroes of the Vietnam War. Now, Eric Blehm, who painted such an amazing portrait of Adam Brown in Fearless, takes his readers into the Vietnam jungle. On May 2, 1968, a twelve-man Special Forces team found themselves outgunned, outmanned and in the gravest of danger.
This account of Roy Benavidez’ actions reads more intensely than any Hollywood action script. Prepare yourself for an intense, exciting, well-researched account of one truly harrowing incident. By focusing our view of Vietnam on this one man and one mission, Blehm helps bring a deeper understanding of the experience of thousands of Vietnam Veterans. In addition, Blehm recounts the long battle to get Roy the recognition for his actions. The efforts of one home town paper editor became a national story.
Blehm has proven himself to be an excellent military historian and “Legend” takes the reader on an epic mission with men who show the true nature of the hero.
This book was provided to me by the publisher for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own.