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Leaders & Notable People. Sergeant John Burford was the leader of F Company, 58th Infantry during the Vietnam War. He is the author of LRRP Team Leader: A Memoir of Vietnam.

Sergeant John Burford was the leader of F Company, 58th Infantry during the Vietnam War. Biography & Autobiography, Personal Memoirs. Historia, Armeija, Vietnamin sota. Historia, Moderni aika, 1900-luku.

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For the LRRPs, courage was a way of life Vietnam, 1968  . All of Sergeant John Burford's missions with F Company, 58th Infantry were deep in hostile territory. As leader of a six-man LRRP team, he found the enemy, staged ambushes, called in precision strikes, and rescued downed pilots. The lives of the entire team depended on his leadership and their combined skill and guts. Books related to LRRP Team Leader.

LRRP Team Leader: A Memoir of Vietnam. LRRP Team Leader - John Burford. A single mistake-a moment of panic-could mean death for everyone.

All of Sergeant John Burford's missions with F Company, 58th Infantry were deep in hostile territory. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.

For the LRRPs, courage was a way of life. A single mistakea moment of paniccould mean death for everyone. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780804110518 (978-0-8041-1051-8) Softcover, Ballantine Books, 1994.

For the LRRPs, courage was a way of lifeVietnam, 1968. All of Sergeant John Burford's missions with F Company, 58th Infantry were deep in hostile territory. As leader of a six-man LRRP team, he found the enemy, staged ambushes, called in precision strikes, and rescued downed pilots. The lives of the entire team depended on his leadership and their combined skill and guts. A single mistake—a moment of panic—could mean death for everyone.Whether describing ambushes in the dreaded A Shau Valley or popping smoke to call in artillery only yards away from his position, Burford demonstrates the stuff the LRRPs are made of—the bravery, daring, and sheer guts that make the LRRPs true heroes. . . .

Comments: (7)

Vijora
A different way than most war books I've read have are written. It's done in a family sit down asking the Vietnam soldier questions about the war and him answering them and telling them about the war. It was a vey interesting way in which it was done but I enjoyed the book and thought the author brought you right into the fight with the lrrp team. He also talked about his team and the training they went through in Vietnam and the dangers in Vietnam along with what they would tote along with them. Don't want to give away to much but it is a good book I really enjoyed it.
felt boot
I came across this book because I had just finished LRRP's In Action and wanted more in depth reading about patrolling behind enemy lines in Vietnam. Both books are by the same author and describe some of the same patrols. The In Action book is more of a photo essay, but complements this book very well. LRRP Team Leader is a great read about patroling behind enemy lines during the Vietnam war.

Author John Burford has `been there, done that' and then some. He served in Vietnam leading many of these patrols. Most soldiers have hundreds of people around them for moral support and additional fire power. These grunts did not. A large mission was 12 men, usually more like six. Their job was to scout, patrol and avoid combat for days at a time.

LRRP Team Leader really puts you there in the bush. The heat, humidity, tension, fatigue, terror are all captured. I served and cannot imaging what these guys went through with the training, attention to detail in planning missions, executing them, being calm under fire and getting out of Dodge when it went south. I did not like the format of the questions from family, however, that was a very, very minor nuance of the book. I tore through the book in one day and plan on reading more about these soldiers.

A heartfelt salute to John and his comrades, those who served and sacrificed, came back to tell a hero's tale. Highly recommended reading for anyone who has an interest in soldiering at the highest level of skills and training.
Mmsa
The conventional "wisdom" is that America was beaten in Vietnam. That's debatable but the unavoidable fact is they went home without finishing the job and with the world believing they'd been done over by peasants armed with not much more than pitchforks and unquenchable spirit. This most readable book shows there actually were some Americans who learnt how to operate effectively against an insurgency. What a pity it is that we haven't heard more about them. In a refreshingly cool way John Burford has made a significant contribution to the record. His book should be compulsory reading for all American military people above the rank of sergeant - and for anybody anywhere who wants to know how extraordinarily powerful tiny teams can be in counter-insurgency warfare when well trained in micro-unit methods and employed within the right operational philosophy. Terrorising those who routinely use terrorism as a weapon, sneaking around in the forest (or desert, or mountains, or cities) works. This, without the histrionics so common in American Vietnam memoirs, is what Burford brings to the post-Vietnam table. If you want blood-and-guts war-is-hell stuff, go elsewhere. This book's for those who want to know what it's REALLY like.
Giamah
First off, John Burford, thank you for your service! I think the author did an excellent job of conveying the life and dangers of LRPP Teams; actually he was rather understated on the dangers side of it. I believe he found a good balance of describing actual missions and not bogging the reader down in what can easily turn into acronyms and bravado. The memoir was well organized and simply presented and well-written, unlike may wartime memoirs that are haphazard and poorly written. I do feel sorry for Mr. Burford and other combat vets that left the fight in Vietnam one day and were transported home and discharged into a unwelcoming, ungrateful public within days. I recommend this book for those interested in the LRRPs in Vietnam.
Umi
This was an excellent book with a very sad ending. Sorry about that. Lots of action and suspense about real life hero's in combat in Vietnam. I highly recommend this to all your readers. Time coming home from Vietnam really sucked for Vetrans.
Kezan
Spent the better part of1968-69 in the same areas as Sgt. Buford . Not as an infantryman but as a Sgt E_5 in Co C 2/34th Armor OPCON to the 82nd Airborne at FSB Anzio at first then the 101st Airborne at Camp Eagle, FSBs Birmingham , Bastonge , Veghel ,Blaze , Camp Evans and FSB Jeanie .This book brought back memories of that AO ,even though I was aboard an M_48A3 . Nobody knows how horrendous the terrain in that part of the worid was than the 11 Bravos . Great book.
Faehn
Excellent book
A great book to read . The record of many brave American service men who paid a great price so that we all can be free. Thankfully to these and all of our servicemen.
As a Viet Vet I know what he experianced, good story.
LRRP Team Leader: A Memoir of Vietnam download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: John Burford
ISBN: 0804110514
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 1, 1994)