Chasing Charlie

A Force Recon Marine in Vietnam

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About the Book

Richard Fleming served as a scout with the elite U.S. Marine 1st Force Reconnaissance Company during the bloodiest years of the Vietnam War. Dropped deep into enemy territory, Recon relied on stealth and surprise to complete their mission—providing intelligence on enemy positions and conducting limited-scale raids. Fleming’s absorbing memoir recounts his transformation from idealistic recruit to cynical veteran as the war claimed the lives of his friends and the missions became ever more dangerous.

About the Author(s)

Richard Fleming volunteered for the Marine Corps in 1967. Following basic training at Paris Island, Advanced Infantry training, and Recon Indoctrination he completed Army Airborne School to become a Marine paratrooper. When he first arrived in Vietnam he was assigned to 1st Battalion Recon and then transferred to 1st Force Recon where he spent the remainder of his thirteen-month tour as a Marine scout with an eight-man long range reconnaissance team. He lives in Freeport, Maine.

Bibliographic Details

Richard Fleming
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages:
Bibliographic Info: ca. 50 photos, maps, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7187-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3148-6
Imprint: McFarland