Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Book - Secret Soldiers of the Second Army

SGM (ret) Les Chapman has written a book entitled "Secret Soldiers of the Second Army".

About the Book
The book starts out picturing a young man who foolishly wants to go to war where he envision’s himself receiving all these high class medals for heroism but never once taking into account what it is going to take physically and mentally to get those medals.

Come walk with the author and his brothers of the sword through the dark, humid, unforgiving jungles of Vietnam and experience the death, destruction, and mental sacrificial anguish they had to endure.

Come see why you fear being alone in the denseness of a jungle or a forest that you have never entered before. Feel the heat of the Asian jungle floor intermixed with the leaches, ants, mosquitoes, snakes and humans searching you out only to destroy you at any cost.

You see our author starts out innocently enough but soon finds out that war is not only a physical hardship demanding its pounds of flesh, but also is a horrendous mental agonizing hazard from which there is only one means of escape and/or retreat. That means to an end is death. Yes the author and his brothers of the sword will take their heroic missions and sacrificial allegiances to the grave with them. But, the real tragedy of it all is no one really cares about them in the first place. For they were and still are the “Secret Soldiers of the Second Army” willing to go anywhere, any time, to do the impossible for the ungrateful.

About the Author
Les Chapman joined the Army in August of 1966; underwent Special Forces training and subsequently spend four tours in Vietnam, one with Company C, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) then three tours with Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observations Group - Command and Control North (MACV-SOG-CCN) running deep penetration reconnaissance missions and ultimately flying code name Covey (Forward Air Controller).

SGM (ret) Chapman was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Gallantry in action, the Silver Star for Valor, five Bronze Stars w/V for Valor, four Army Commendation Medals w/V for Valor, eight Air Medals w/V for Valor, Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, and other service awards.
From 1966 to 1987 the Author served faithfully in the United States Army.

Les has pledged to contribute a percentage of the profits from the sale of each of his books to the SOA to support all SOA programs, e.g., SOA General Operational Fund; SOA George C. Morton Memorial Scholarship Program; SOA Operation “Brightlight” Program; SOA Personal Video History Project.


"Hard Cover”: $30. + $1.80 sales tax, + Shipping. (Figure $35.)

“Soft Cover” : $20. + $1.20 sales tax, + Shipping. (Figure $25.)

Leslie A. Chapman
241 Harvest Run
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404-7939
(208) 522-3639
(208) 589-3253

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