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Lurps: A Ranger's Diary of Tet, Khe Sanh, A Shau, and Quang Tri
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Lurps: A Ranger's Diary of Tet, Khe Sanh, A Shau, and Quang Tri (Paperback)

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Lurps is the memoir of a juvenile delinquent who drops out of ninth grade to pursue a dream of military service. While a paratrooper in Europe, he volunteers for Vietnam where he joins the elite U.S. Army LRRP / Rangers-small, heavily armed long-range reconnaissance teams that patrolled deep in enemy-held territory. Set in 1968, during some of the war's major campaigns and battles including Tet, Khe Sanh, and A Shau Valley, Lurps considers war through the eyes of a green young warrior. The compelling narrative and realistic dialogue engrosses the reader in both the horror and the humor of life in Vietnam and reflects upon the broader philosophical issue of war. This poignant, auto-biographical, coming-of-age story explores the social background that shaped the protagonist's thinking; his quest for redemption through increased responsibility; the brotherhood of comrades in arms; women and his sexual awakening; and the mysterious, baffling randomness of who lives and who dies.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue war & combat storiesHistory & PoliticsMilitary HistoryMilitary history: post WW2 conflictsVietnam WarHistory & PoliticsMilitary StudiesWar & defence operationsHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 01/03/2006 ISBN-13: 9780761832812  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Robert C. Ankony served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968. He was honored with a Bronze Star Medal, an Air Medal, and a Combat Infantry Badge for his military service. He was a Detective / Sergeant in Detroit's Wayne County Sheriff Department before his retirement in 1984. Presently, he is the Director of CFM Research. Dr. Ankony received his Ph.D. in Criminology, M.A. in Sociology, and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Wayne State University; and a Master of Correctional Sciences from the University of Detroit. He has published multiple journal articles on military history and criminal justice. Lurps is his first book.

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