War Paint by Bill Goshen
The 1st Infantry Division's LRP/Ranger Company in Fierce Combat in Vietnam

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The men who served with in the 1st Infantry Division with F company, 52nd Infantry, (LRP) later redesignated as Company I, 75th Infantry (Ranger) --engaged in some of the fiercest, bloodiest fighting during the Vietnam War, suffering a greater relative aggregate of casualties that any other LRRP/LRP/ Ranger company. Their base was Lai Khe, within hailing distance of the Vietcong central headquarters, a mile inside Cambodia, with its vast stockpiles of weapons and thousands of transient VC and NVA soldiers.

Recondo-qualified Bill Goshen was there, and has written the first account of these battle-hardened soldiers. As the eyes and ears of the Big Red One, the 1st Infantry, these hunter/killer teams of only six men instered deep inside enemy territory had to survive by their wits, or suffer the deadly consequences. Goshen himself barely escaped with his life in a virtual suicide mission that destroyed half his team.

His gripping narrative recaptures the raw courage and sacrifice of American soldiers fighting a savage war of survival: men of all colors, from all walks of life, warriors bonded by triumph and tragedy, by life and death. They served proudly in Vietnam, and their stories need to be told.


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About Bill Goshen

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Bill Goshen served with F Company, 52d Infantry (LRP), and I Company, 75th Infantry (Ranger), 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam from October 1968 through March 1969. He returned to the States after suffering serious wounds in an engagement with enemy forces. Goshen was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. He was medically retired from the military in May 1970. He lives in Marble Falls, Texas, with his wife, Jackie, his son Kurt, and his daughter Wendy. War Paint is his first book.
 
Published December 18, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 264 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Self Help. Non-fiction

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