Operation Thunderhead by Kevin Dockery
The True Story of Vietnam's Final POW Rescue Mission--and the last Navy Seal Killed in Country

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The war was all but over?but there was still one battle the United States had to fight.

In the last year of the Vietnam conflict, even as American troops were leaving for home, there were still those fighting for their lives: prisoners of war being held in the Communist north. This is the incredible true story of a rescue mission that was classified Top Secret for years?Operation Thunderhead.

The Navy SEALs and the Underwater Demolition Teams who took part knew that if they were captured, they would be killed, tortured, or simply disappear forever. They went in anyway.

Here, the details of Operation Thunderhead are revealed?the mission, the materials, and the men who put their lives on the line to save their brothers in arms.




 

About Kevin Dockery

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Kevin Dockery has been the armorer in the President’s Guard under Presidents Nixon and Ford, a radio broadcaster, a gunsmith, and a historian. He spent time in Iraq and Kuwait during Desert Storm as what he calls a “corporate mercenary.”
 
Published November 4, 2008 by Berkley. 324 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Not one American prisoner of war was rescued by the U.S. military from North Vietnamese or Vietcong POW camps during the Vietnam War. Not for want of trying, though. Military historian and SEAL spe

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