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Extended Audio Sample Papa Bravo Romeo: U.S. Navy Patrol Beats in Vietnam Audiobook, by Wynn Goldsmith Click for printable size audiobook cover
4.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 54.25 out of 5 4.25 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Wynn Goldsmith Narrator: Eric Conger Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2000 ISBN: 9780553753912
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“Our mission was independent, no-holds-barred combat against a stubborn enemy in the enemy’s backyard.”

In Vietnam, river warfare was often conducted in the dark. It was always dangerous, sometimes fatal—especially in the eastern end of the Viet Cong-plagued Mekong Delta. In 1967, US Navy Lt. Wynn Goldsmith was the “river rat” who led the first MK II PBR patrol boats in brutal combat.

It was a deadly business. These sailors, famous for their courage and combat effectiveness, faced sniper bullets, machine guns, and mines while searching sampans, patrolling treacherous enemy-controlled waterways, and rescuing crews from burning boats in the middle of firefights. During the Tet Offensive, Goldsmith’s area saw some of the most hotly contested fighting in the entire Mekong Delta. This gripping account is a tribute to these brave men and their agony, sacrifice, and heroism.

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About the Author

Wynn Goldsmith was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Virginia with a regular Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship. Upon graduation in 1965, he received a regular navy commission and reported to an ocean going minesweeper as engineering officer. In 1967 he was sent to Vietnam and served with the brown water navy. He led the first combat patrol of the MKII PBR. After Vietnam he served as assistant for river warfare to the Commander Amphibious Forces, US Pacific Fleet. His service awards include the Bronze Star with combat V; two Navy Commendation medals with combat V; the Purple Heart; Combat Action award; and the Presidential Unit Citation. He lives in Roswell, Georgia, with his wife and children.

About the Narrator

Eric Conger is a stage actor, voice artist, and award-winning audiobook narrator. He has narrated more than 125 fiction and nonfiction audiobooks and was a four-time finalist for the Audie Award, both as a sole narrator in 2007 and 2008 and as part of a multicast reading in 2001 and 2012. He has earned six AudioFile Earphones Awards. His extensive voice-over work includes more than 5,000 narrations for commercial ventures. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Paris, he also works as a writer and playwright. He has appeared in over fifty plays and has also translated plays of Molière and Feydeau for regional theaters.