Fortune Favors the Brave: The Story of First Force Recon (Special Warfare)

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Force Recon's first commanding officer chronicles the U.S. Marine Corps' pioneering efforts in the field of amphibious reconnaissance.

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"A true, gritty story of Marine Corps parachute and submarine reconnaissance. A real-life counterpart to the heroes in my historical fiction." -W.E.B. Griffin, author of The Brotherhood of War, The Corps, Honor Bound, and Men at War. "Everything that force recon is today was built upon the solid foundation laid by Colonel Meyers and his generation. From night parachuting off carrier-based jets to slipping stealthily ashore from submerged subs, they 'wrote the boo' for those who followed. Today's recon men owe them a debt of gratitude for their ingenuity, daring, and dedication. My thanks to the author for telling their story so well." -Maj. John Plaster, U.S. Army Special Forces (Ret.), author of SOG: The Secret Wars of America's Commanders in Vietnam "The danger starts before men ever go to war. FORTUNE FAVORS THE BRAVE is an intriguing account of men who learned to swim from submerged submarines and others who fell from jets in the sky-and how they came together to create a r

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Bruce F. Meyers joined the NROTC in 1942. He served as a platoon leader in World War II, a rifle company commander in Korea, and a commander of Special Landing Force Alpha on LPH Iwo Jima and of the 26th Marine Regiment at Khe Sanh. After twenty-eight years of service, he retired as a colonel in 1970 and entered the practice of law in Seattle as a trial attorney. He later served as an associate dean and associate professor of law at a West Coast law school. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.

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