A Tiger among Us by Bennie G. Adkins audiobook

A Tiger among Us: A Story of Valor in Vietnam's A Shau Valley

By Bennie G. Adkins  and  Katie Lamar Jackson
Foreword read by Chuck Hagel
Read by Jeff Bottoms  and Bennie G. Adkins

Da Capo Press, Hachette Book Group 9780306902024
5.69 Hours Unabridged
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An action-filled memoir by Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins, whose heroic deeds as a Green Beret in Vietnam in March 1966 became legend in the Army. For four days in early March 1966, then-sergeant Bennie Adkins and sixteen other Green Berets held their undermanned and unfortified position at Camp A Shau, a small training and reconnaissance camp located right next to the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, North Vietnam’s major supply route. Surrounded ten to one, the Green Berets endured constant mortar and rifle fire, treasonous allies, and a violent jungle rainstorm. But there was one among them who battled ferociously, like a tiger, and, when they finally evacuated, carried the wounded to safety. Forty-eight years later, Bennie Adkins’s valor was recognized when he received this nation’s highest military award. A Tiger among Us tells the story of how this small group of warriors out-fought and out-maneuvered their enemies, how a remarkable number of them lived to tell about it, and how that tiger became their savior. It is also the tale of how Adkins repeatedly risked his life to help save his fellow warriors through acts of bravery and ingenuity. Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of a raging battle fought in the middle of a tropical forest, A Tiger among Us is alive with the emotional intensity of the besieged men as they lose many of their own while inflicting incredible losses on the North Vietnamese forces. A US pilot flying over the post-battle carnage described it as a “wall of death.” A Tiger among Us is a riveting tale of bravery, valor, skill, resilience, and perhaps just plain luck, brought to vivid life through the oral histories of Adkins and five of his fellow soldiers who fought in the Battle of A Shau.

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An action-filled memoir by Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins, whose heroic deeds as a Green Beret in Vietnam in March 1966 became legend in the Army.

For four days in early March 1966, then-sergeant Bennie Adkins and sixteen other Green Berets held their undermanned and unfortified position at Camp A Shau, a small training and reconnaissance camp located right next to the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, North Vietnam’s major supply route. Surrounded ten to one, the Green Berets endured constant mortar and rifle fire, treasonous allies, and a violent jungle rainstorm. But there was one among them who battled ferociously, like a tiger, and, when they finally evacuated, carried the wounded to safety. Forty-eight years later, Bennie Adkins’s valor was recognized when he received this nation’s highest military award.

A Tiger among Us tells the story of how this small group of warriors out-fought and out-maneuvered their enemies, how a remarkable number of them lived to tell about it, and how that tiger became their savior. It is also the tale of how Adkins repeatedly risked his life to help save his fellow warriors through acts of bravery and ingenuity.

Filled with the sights, smells, and sounds of a raging battle fought in the middle of a tropical forest, A Tiger among Us is alive with the emotional intensity of the besieged men as they lose many of their own while inflicting incredible losses on the North Vietnamese forces. A US pilot flying over the post-battle carnage described it as a “wall of death.”

A Tiger among Us is a riveting tale of bravery, valor, skill, resilience, and perhaps just plain luck, brought to vivid life through the oral histories of Adkins and five of his fellow soldiers who fought in the Battle of A Shau.

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Author Bio: Bennie G. Adkins

Author Bio: Bennie G. Adkins Bennie G. Adkins is a retired US Army Command Sergeant Major and recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions in March 1966 during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Army in 1978 at the Army's highest enlisted rank, Adkins earned a bachelor's and two master's degrees from Troy State University, then went on to run his own accounting company and teach classes at Southern Union Junior College and Auburn University. He and his wife live in Opelika, Alabama.

Katie Lamar Jackson
is a writer, editor, and photographer with more than thirty years of experience as a journalist, author, communicator, public relations expert, and marketing specialist. Since retiring as editor and director of Auburn University's agricultural communications and marketing division in 2012, she has been teaching part-time in Auburn's School of Communications and Journalism and working as a full-time freelance writer, authoring books and magazine articles on a wide array of subjects. Jackson lives in Opelika, Alabama.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English