For four days in early March 1966, then-Sgt. Bennie Adkins and 16 other Green Berets held their undermanned and unfortified position at Camp A Shau, a small training and reconnaissance camp located right next to the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail, North Vietnam's major supply route. Surrounded 10-to-1, the Green Berets endured constant mortar and rifle fire, treasonous allies and a violent jungle rainstorm. But there was one among them who battled ferociously, like a tiger, and when they finally evacuated carried the wounded to safety. Forty-eight years later, Bennie Adkins' valor was recognized when he received this nation's highest military award.
Filled with the sights, smells and sounds of a raging battle fought in the middle of a tropical forest, "A Tiger among Us" is a riveting tale of bravery, valor, skill, resilience and perhaps just plain luck.
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