Monday, April 27, 2015

Vietnam-Era History: Legendary Bravery and Sacrifice


Legend reflects Eric Blehm's passion for true storytelling.  Research with primary sources and eyewitnesses adds detail to an inspiring story about one man's journey from orphan and troublemaker to selfless defender of his comrades.  This is a tribute to a life well lived.

Roy Benavidez was a Green Beret  who rescued a team on secret operations in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.  He and his comrades, like so many before and since, tested the limits of human endurance as they fought for each other's lives under impossible circumstances.  Roy Benavidez is an example of the American story--a poor migrant worker who persevered and went on to achieve great things because of his faith and the faith of those who raised him.

In 1980, new evidence--in the form of a man Roy thought had died in the operation--caused Roy Benevidez to be considered for, and ultimately awarded, the Medal of Honor.  

I received a free copy of Legend for my review from Blogging for Books.