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On a dark night in the Mekong Delta, young platoon sergeant Edgar Eaton's courage and self-sacrifice would mean the difference between life and death for his wounded comrades. This is the story of Ed the sniper.
Ed doesn't plan on serving as a sniper; the small-town Oregon boy hopes to become a combat medic when he enlists at age 19. Instead, he finds himself an infantryman in the unique Army / Navy Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta. Quickly rising to the rank of platoon sergeant, Ed becomes one of the first members of the US Army to be specifically trained to be a sniper.
While Ed's actions on the night of April 3, 1969, have been celebrated in magazines, books, and a History Channel presentation, the full story of his combat service has never been told. Ed describes recollecting the events described in Mekong Mud Dogs as one of the toughest tasks he ever faced. Be glad he did. His acts of bravery and fortitude under fire are an inspiration and a reminder of other courageous acts by his brothers-in-arms, many of whose stories will never be told.
More information about Ed and his military service is available at edthesniper.com.
#2 rated on Amazon in Vietnam War catagory. This is 4 Star Clarion Review book.
©2014 Edgar Eaton (P)2014 Edgar Eaton
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By robert on 11-29-17

reader has absolutely no emotion at all

good story, boring reader, no emotion at all, still sounds like that place and how the politicians forced our people to fight is shameful

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By Terry Creager on 06-16-17

Great book

This book was great and for those who remember Vietnam, you didn't have to be there, you will remember what he is talking about.

While this is not a book you are going to call your friend to read you will be glad you did.

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