Book condition is
Used - Good.
Point Man - Inside the Toughest and Most Deadly Unit in Vietnam by Chief James Watson - a founding member of the elite Navy Seals and Kevin Dockery (William Morrow and Company) is a non-fiction hardcover book published in 1993, 336 pages in length and 6 x 8.5 inches in size.
Now, telling it like it was and is, "Point Man" gives an accurate picture of a life walking the point for "the men with green faces". Written from the heart as well as the head, it shows what it is really like to be a Navy Seal warrior. For those who have read about him in "Rogue Warrior", "Brave Men" and "Dark Waters", Chief James Watson gives a firsthand account of taking the lead through jungle and swamp with his custom-made shotgun, "Sweetheart." Staying alert to trip wires, punji pits, and booby traps, Watson unfailingly guided his men - without ever losing one - through three Vietnam tours as Chief of SEAL Team Two's sixth platoon and commanded teams of amphibious fighters as they carried out intricate ambushes, disrupted vital enemy supply routes, interrogated prisoners, trained guerrillas, designed and enacted daring parakeet ops, and liberated POW prison camps.
Chief Petty Officer James Watson was an initial member - a "plank owner" - of the first U.S. Navy SEAL Team Two. One of the first who came out of the famed Underwater Demolition Team 21 - some of the toughest training in the military - "the Chief" has been given sixteen combat decorations; among these awards are four Bronze Stars. Documenting the elite force since its inception in 1962 to his current position as the curator of the UDT/SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida, Watson gives a riveting and comprehensive history of the SEALs that provides an unforgettable inside look at the training, discipline, equipment, and courage of the men who earn the title Navy SEAL.
"Point Man" is a candid portrait of death defying bravery and outrageous behavior, intense loyalties and killer instinct. From Fort Bragg, South Carolina, to the Arctic Circle; from Puerto Rico to Vietnam, James Watson was a man who saw some of the most deadly action in the annals of war. Yet to him it was always "just a job." Now, his commitment to his man and his guts in combat, as well as the little-known history of the Navy SEALs, will be remembered.
Condition Notes: Small tear on the dust cover - front, upper-left corner.