Andrew J. Rafkin, was born in 1946 in San Pedro, California. He is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of Mexican Madness, and Angels Gate. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and later graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills with degrees in economics and marketing. He is a successful entrepreneur and president of Palos Verdes Security Systems, and certified by the Department of Homeland Security. Andrew has received the EVVY literary award for Red Sky Morning and the Readers Favorite Awards for his Madness trilogy Creating Madness, Mediterranean Madness, and Mexican Madness. He has co-authored with Louis Pagano to write Angels Gate, recipient of the Global eBook, and Readers Favorite awards, and currently considered for a future movie. Rafkin’s new novel, Reaper Six, is a true gripping story about the leader of a Special Black Ops team missions, during the Vietnam War, and is an Amazon Best Seller. He lives with his wife, Lynn, in San Pedro, California, and spends his spare time reading, fishing, hunting, golfing, and making wine. Visit his website: http://andrewrafkin.com/
by Andrew J. Rafkin
by Andrew J. Rafkin
Published Feb 21, 2013
Genre: FICTION / War & Military
A Top Secret Story of Unparalleled Heroism
Staff Sergeant Larry FitzGerald, aka “Reaper 6,” of the U.S. Army Special Forces, led a special Black Ops team deployed to Vietnam in 1965. He reported to only two men: General Westmoreland and General Abrams, who were in command of the U.S. Armed Forces. His first assignment—a suicidal mission to assassinate four enemy generals in Laos who were planning the 1967 Tet invasion—was never disclosed to the media or the public. General Westmoreland stated that Sergeant FitzGerald deserved the Medal of Honor, and nine additional Purple Hearts, but unfortunately, most of his missions were conducted across the fence of South Vietnam, in Cambodia, Laos, and North Vietnam. In fact, all of his missions were classified, clandestine, and denied. They have not been disclosed until now. Reaper 6 is the only biography of this extraordinary soldier’s life, capturing the very sights, sounds, and smells of the Vietnam War. Today, Larry is the proverbial “last man standing” of 89 souls who went where lesser soldiers shouldn’t dare.