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Because it’s a novel, the truth can be told. Because it’s the truth, you’ll never forget it....
Gene Wentz's Men in Green Faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs. Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors - and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed.
Gene Michaels carries an M-60, 800 rounds, and a Bible. The ultimate SEAL, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own. To bring him in, Michaels and his men will go behind the lines, where they’ll take on 5,000 NVA in the fight of their lives. In this stunning novel, former SEAL Gene Wentz brings to life what it was like to be a SEAL in Vietnam, running an endless tour of top-secret, death-defying operations deep in enemy territory. From the camaraderie to the harrowing recons, from brutal interrogations to incredible, toe-to-toe firefights, here are America’s most feared warriors as you’ve never seen them before.
©1992 Gene Wentz and Betty Abell Jurus (P)2012 Macmillan Audio
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"Full of ambushes and firefights.… From page one I knew I wanted to be a SEAL. The more I read, the more I wanted to see if I could measure up." (Mark Owen, number-one New York Times best-selling author of No Easy Day)
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By Oldthaiger on 02-23-15

Too much like a Hollywood movie...

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Had the privilege of knowing a few seals in Viet Nam one of whom was captured,mutilated,castrated (told they did not want anymore like him) and left for dead only to be retrieved buy his buddies later. As I read his DD214 Tears welled up in my eyes and I saluted Him! GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS

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By Steve Hillman MD on 09-25-16

The real thing.

This well narrated story takes you as close to combat as you'd ever want to be.
A great listen, to a great story, about a great man.

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By Axel on 10-03-16

Well written

The book really had me from the beginning, well written and the base story was good.

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By Paul on 07-19-16

Vintage SEAL memoir

This is set in the Mekong delta and portrays the riverine activities of the 'brown river navy'.

It is written in the 3rd person, presumably as Wentz is a SEAL not a writer. This is OK, but i found myself wondering how much of the action was 100% accurate as a result.

It's written like most of these books in a mix of hoo-rah chest beating and God and country ideals. Normally I don't find this as distracting, but here it grates a little. Perhaps due to the 3rd person?

Overall it's a good addition to the genre, but not the best about the SEALs in Vietnam (SOG: the secret wars of America's commandos in Vietnam is a good recommendation, but not available from Audible).

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By Dena M. on 11-02-17

Great job Gene

Thank you so much for your service. Men like you are the reason this country has been amazing for so long.

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