Were There war crimes committed by U.S. troops in Vietnam? You bet there were! And, did the U.S. develop a nuclear "suitcase bomb" and train a kamikaze team to operate it? Absolutely; Dennis Hendrix was a member of the team. Head Hunter One Kilo tells his comical to gruesome experiences as a teenage Army grunt, growing up hard and fast in the jungles of Vietnam. It's a true story about naivety, patriotism and heroism morphing into a mix of cynicism and hope. Along the way, you meet: a sixteen-year-old whose military dad lies to get his kid into front line service; a paratrooper who survives a 1300-foot jump with two failed chutes; a scout dog that can't keep pace with soldiers hauling 100 pound loads; a deranged murderer; a Buddhist priest who is assassinated; soldiers who collect strings of enemy ears as their tickets to the front of the chow line; children who are pointlessly killed; a knife that keeps returning under bizarre circumstances; sad, feral natives who have no idea why a war is being fought; a U.S. fi ring squad; and buddies who split a fortune in Vietnamese currency with Hendrix. To top it all off, there are the circumstances under which Hendrix earned two Purple Hearts, and a no-nonsense recounting of mystical experiences that happened to him while he was a paratrooper. There are scores of books about U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War; however, you have never read one that covers incidents such as these or includes the names, ranks, hometowns, and dates of death of every member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Killed in Action. "You will not want to miss the next book written by Denny Hendrix about Government Corruption, Greed, Racism, and Murder in Forsyth County, Georgia."
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At 16 Denny dropped out of high school and three days after his 17th birthday he joined the Army. He trained with the United States Army paratroopers at Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1968, Denny was sent to Vietnam and was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Before his 19th Birthday Denny had been wounded in combat two times. After his second wound in action he received medical care for almost nine months in several different hospitals. During this time he decided he needed to educate himself to become self reliant after the military. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1970, Denny joined the Atlanta Police Department. He was promoted to Detective, then Sergeant, and in 1975 transferred to the Fulton County Police Department. He continued to study and moved forward in the field of criminal justice. In 1996, Denny retired from the Fulton County Police Department with 28 years service. In 1996, he ran for the elected position of Sheriff in Forsyth County, Georgia, winning by a landslide of the popular vote. In 2001, he started a private investigation agency in Forsyth County, Georgia, where he lives and works today. You may contact Denny Hendrix at www.fyiprivateeye.com. Denny is now working on his next book about his tenure as the Sheriff of Forsyth County, Georgia. You will not want to miss this one.
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