“This is the compelling autobiographical story of an Australian army officer attached to an American special forces unit on the Cambodian border in the Vietnam war. For the men in Stan Krasnoff’s unit, life entailed sleep deprivation, bad rations, and the forging of a brotherhood. For the Special Forces gathered together to conduct a daring series of covert intelligence-gathering operations for the U.S. government, every day posed the threat of being killed—or worse, being taken prisoner. This is the story of a select group of men who, under the command of Major Bo Gritz, lived life on the razor’s edge and faced the enemy up close and personal.”
The adrenalin-pumping, heart-yammering true story of Project Rapid Fire. ‘This is no longer a volunteer unit’ Gritz had said. ‘You’ll be issued a lightweight body bag. A number will be stencilled on the bag to correspond with your number on the roster. I want zippers on the inside and outside. You’ll use the body bag to stay dry when you sleep at night. If you’re shot you’ll crawl into the bag and do your best to zip it up to make recovery of your corpse easier. There are only four ways you can get out. First, you die and we ship your remains out in the bag provided. Second, you’re wounded and medivacked. Third, you DEROS (return home after tour of duty), or fourth, you provide me with a suitable replacement. Welcome to Project Rapid Fire and a life of sleep deprivation, bad rations and the forging of a brotherhood. For the Special Forces gathered together to conduct a daring series of covert, intelligence-gathering operations for the United States government, every day posed the threat of being killed-or worse, being taken prisoner. Under the command of Major Bo Gritz a select group of men lived life on the razor’s edge-and in the middle of a war still managed to have more than a few laughs. This is the gripping true story of life and death in the jungle, and an enemy up close and personal.