From the bestselling author of Fearless, the dramatic and unforgettable story of Roy Benavidez--a Green Beret in Vietnam who is known among Special Operations members today by a single word- "legend." Legend tells the heroic story of the 240th Assault Helicopter Company and Benavidez's nearly suicidal rescue mission that saved eight lives and ultimately earned Benavidez a nomination for the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Eric Blehm is the bestselling author of Fearless: The Undaunted Courage and Ultimate Sacrifice of Navy SEAL Team Six Operator Adam Brown and The Only Thing Worth Dying For, which recounts the story of the first Special Forces A-team to infiltrate Taliban-held southern Afghanistan weeks after 9/11. Both titles were New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. His book The Last Season was the winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and was named by Outside magazine as one of the 10 "greatest adventure biographies ever written." Blehm lives in southern California with his wife and children.
"Roy Benavidez is a real badass, a modern day Spartan, the heart
of what every warrior prays for when everything goes wrong."
----MARCUS LUTTRELL, retired Navy SEAL and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor"I fought beside and led U.S. Special Operations soldiers, sailors, and airmen during three wars-- World War II, Korea, and Vietnam--including the men [of SOG] depicted in Legend. Never have I read a more powerfully honest, realistic, or moving account of the war in Southeast Asia. Eric Blehm masterfully encapsulates the hearts of the men, their impossible mission, and the quagmire of politics of the era and wraps it up in a single bloody battle that portrays the American fighting man at his best."
----MAJOR GENERAL JOHN K. (JACK) SINGLAUB, U.S. Army (Ret.)"Legend may be the most important book ever written about the men of Special Operations. It brings to life in touching and brutal detail one of Special Operations Force's first true heroes as well as the other heroic men who fought and died with him in the jungles of Cambodia. Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez represented the best of the quiet professionals whose incredible actions were long overlooked and lost to history only to be rediscovered through Blehm's painstaking research and magnificent writing."
----LIEUTENANT COLONEL JASON AMERINE, U.S. Army Special Forces
"[Legend] is one of the most honest and engrossing narratives of the war I have ever read.... Blehm faithfully describes the complicated choreography of war, and shows us why the Congressional Medal of Honor was bestowed on Sergeant Benavidez for his actions. A magnificent narrative, painstakingly told by a master storyteller."
----MAJ. GEN. PAUL VALLELY