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Company of heroes : a forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company's war in Vietnam / Eric Poole.

By: Poole, Eric [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford, UK ; New York, NY : Osprey Publishing, 2017Copyright date: ©2015Edition: Paperback edition.Description: 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781472819369.Other title: Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company's war in Vietnam.Subject(s): Sabo, Leslie, Jr., 1948-1970 | United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th. Company B -- History | United States. Army. Parachute Infantry Regiment, 506th. Company B -- Biography | Soldiers -- United States -- Biography | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Biography | Medal of Honor | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Campaigns | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- United StatesDDC classification: 959.7043373 Summary: There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the incredible and harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades: Leslie Sabo Jr. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush. Beginning with their deployment at the height of the blistering Tet Offensive, and using military records and interviews with surviving soldiers, Eric Poole recreates the terror of combat amidst the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. He tells the remarkable story of how Sabo earned his medal, as Bravo Company forged bonds of brotherhood in their daily battle for survival.Other editions: Reproduction of (manifestation):: Poole, Eric. Company of heroes
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There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Its focus is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient Leslie Sabo Jr., whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush.

Beginning with their deployment at the height of the blistering Tet Offensive, and using military records and interviews with surviving soldiers, Eric Poole recreates the terror of combat amidst the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. Company of Heroes , now published in paperback, tells the remarkable story of how Sabo earned his medal, as Bravo Company forged bonds of brotherhood in their daily battle for survival.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-304) and index.

There are many broad studies of the Vietnam War, but this work offers an insight into the incredible and harrowing experiences of just a small number of men from a single unit, deep in the jungles of Vietnam and Cambodia. It is the remarkable account of a Medal of Honor recipient whose brave actions were forgotten for over three decades: Leslie Sabo Jr. Sabo and other replacement soldiers in Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion, 506th Infantry (Currahees), 101st Airborne Division, were involved in intense, bloody engagements such as the battle for Hill 474 and the Mother's Day Ambush. Beginning with their deployment at the height of the blistering Tet Offensive, and using military records and interviews with surviving soldiers, Eric Poole recreates the terror of combat amidst the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam. He tells the remarkable story of how Sabo earned his medal, as Bravo Company forged bonds of brotherhood in their daily battle for survival.

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In November 1969, Leslie Halasz Sabo, the newly-married, youngest son of Hungarian immigrants, shipped off to Vietnam to join the 101st Airborne Division's 506th Infantry Regiment, known as the "Currahees." Sabo's comrades-in-arms admired his sense of honor and no-nonsense approach to the grim duties of warfare. On Mother's Day 1970, Sabo's Bravo Company was ambushed by North Vietnamese troops and he died in a fierce firefight on the Cambodian border trying to save wounded soldiers. Though nominated for the Medal of Honor, a bureaucratic snafu ensued and all traces of Sabo's deeds vanished. An accidental find by an intrepid amateur military historian set in motion the events that reunited the ambush survivors at the White House, where they would meet the Sabo family who had known nothing about Leslie's heroism. Journalist Poole, who first reported Sabo's story for the Ellwood City Ledger, masterfully conveys Sabo's life: his upbringing by wealthy parents who fled Hungary during WWII; his strong connection to his older brother, and the deep imprint that the rural community made on him. Where Poole truly excels, however, is in his portrayals of the gruesome work of war, depicting the maniacal seesaw between death at its most visceral and the simple pleasures of news from home. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.