Personal Rating System:
Character Development – ****
Plot – ***
Flow – ***
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“Reaper 6” is the untold (until now!) story of Larry Fitzgerald. He served in the Vietnam war starting at a very young age.
In fact, by the time he finished his THIRD tour he was only in his early twenties.
He was in the Special Units and was taken from an innocent boy and trained to do many unsavory things for the government.
The icing on the cake? They were all top secret missions so it was as if he didn’t exist at all.
I don’t want to give away to much of what happens to Larry, but this is a pretty amazing, untold story. I have read several books about the Vietnam war and none of them read like this.
I also liked how it went into what happened to Larry AFTER he came home. It seems the *true battle* starts after the fighting ends….far to many times.
Overall it is definitely worth reading and I am sure I will be reading it again some day.
A Top Secret Story of Unparalleled Heroism
Staff Sergeant Larry FitzGerald, aka “Reaper 6,” of the U.S. Army Special Forces, led a special Black Ops team deployed to Vietnam in 1965.
He reported to only two men: General Westmoreland and General Abrams, who were in command of the U.S. Armed Forces. His first assignment—a suicidal mission to assassinate four enemy generals in Laos who were planning the 1967 Tet invasion—was never disclosed to the media or the public.
General Westmoreland stated that Sergeant FitzGerald deserved the Medal of Honor, and nine additional Purple Hearts, but unfortunately, most of his missions were conducted across the fence of South Vietnam, in Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam. In fact, all of his missions were classified, clandestine, and denied. They have not been disclosed until now.
Reaper 6 is the only biography of this extraordinary soldier’s life, capturing the very sights, sounds, and smells of the Vietnam War. Today, Larry is the proverbial “last man standing” of 89 souls who went where lesser soldiers shouldn’t dare.