Today is the 40th Anniversary of the fall of Saigon—an emotional day for many Vietnam Veterans. I visited Master Sergeant Roy P Benavidez’s grave while researching LEGEND. I didn’t expect the emotions I felt when I paid my respects and thanked him for his service and sacri
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs made Roy Benavidez their Veteran of the Day not long ago. Check it out: #VeteranOfTheDay Roy Benavidez @USArmy @82ndABNDIV #Vietnam #MedalOfHonor Jumped from helo w/ only knife & medic bag pic.twitter.com/bNgIOTTPrb — Veterans Affairs (@DeptVetA
I could not ask for a better endorsement re: LEGEND than these words by General Singlaub. This short documentary introduces you to General Singlaub. Thank you for taking a moment to meet this hero from three wars.
Countdown to LEGEND (13 days to book launch!) This is Camp Ho Ngoc Tau, home of the top-secret, Project Sigma, Detachment B-56. Many missions across the fence into Cambodia were planned here during the Vietnam war including the May 2, 1968 mission recounted in LEGEND. More info: EricB
Countdown to LEGEND: (14 days to book launch!) This is Pete, the crew chief/left door gunner of Maddog Four during the May 2, 1968 mission recounted in LEGEND. He was deadly with his M-60, but also known for handing out candy to the local South Vietnamese children who often flocked to
Countdown to LEGEND: On the morning of May 2, 1968 … Nine Huey’s from the 240th Assault Helicopter Company launched from South Vietnam on a highly classified recon-team mission into Cambodia. Two of these helicopters never returned … The story of their crews and the
Countdown to LEGEND: On May 2, 1968 a covert mission launched from South Vietnam into Cambodia. Not all the men returned. LEGEND will honor these young men including the 20-year-old son of this couple who accepted the Distinguished Service Cross posthumously for his actions that day.
Countdown to LEGEND: The helicopter was to ground forces in Vietnam, what the Jeep was to the infantry in World War II. LEGEND tells the story from the perspective of both the air and ground warriors. The battle of May 2nd, 1968 forged a brotherhood that has spanned decades. For more
Countdown to LEGEND: This is Larry. He started his tour with the 162nd Assault Helicopter Company Vultures; then transferred to the 240th AHC Greyhounds, and was known for his nerves of steel calm while flying into the hottest landing zones. For more info: EricBlehm.com
Countdown to LEGEND: Jacqueline Kennedy’s visit to Cambodia in November 1967, hosted by Prince Norodom Sihanouk had suspicious timing with some of the cloak and dagger aspects of the Special Forces mission “across the fence” as told in LEGEND. For more info about LEG
The unforgettable account and courageous actions of the U.S. Army’s 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Green Beret staff sergeant Roy Benavidez, who risked everything to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines.