Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • First Force Recon Company
  • Written by Bill Peters
  • Format: Paperback | ISBN: 9780804118736
  • Our Price: $7.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - First Force Recon Company

Buy now from Random House

  • First Force Recon Company
  • Written by Bill Peters
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307788252
  • Our Price: $7.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - First Force Recon Company

First Force Recon Company

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Sunrise at Midnight

Written by Bill PetersAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Bill Peters


List Price: $7.99


On Sale: March 09, 2011
Pages: 256 | ISBN: 978-0-307-78825-2
Published by : Ballantine Books Ballantine Group
First Force Recon Company Cover

Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - First Force Recon Company
  • Email this page - First Force Recon Company
  • Print this page - First Force Recon Company


In 1st Force Recon you performed at a very high level of proficiency. Or you died. . . .

In 1969, First Lieutenant Bill Peters and the Force Recon Marines had one of the most difficult, dangerous assignments in Vietnam. From the DMZ to the Central Highlands, their job was to provide strategic and operational intelligence to insure the security of American units as the withdrawal of the troops progressed.

Making perilous helicopter inserts deep in the Que Son Mountains, where the constant chatter of AK-47 rifle fire left no doubt who was in charge, Peters and the other men of 1st Force Recon Company risked their lives every day in six-man teams, never knowing whether they would live to see the sunset. Peters's accounts of silently watching huge movements of heavily armed NVA regulars, prisoner snatches, sudden-death ambushes, and extracts from fiercely fought firefights vividly capture the realities of Recon Marine warfare, and offer a gritty tribute to the courage, heroism, and sacrifice of the U. S. Marines. . . .
Bill Peters

About Bill Peters

Bill Peters - First Force Recon Company

Dr. Bill Peters was born and raised forty miles east of San Francisco in the Livermore Valley. He attended San Francisco State University in the late sixties, where he was a star linebacker for their Far Western Conference championship football team. In 1967, Peters joined the San Francisco State football coaching staff and helped the nationally ranked team capture a postseason bowl game victory.

Bill Peters was commissioned in the Marines via Officer Candidate School. After completing the Basic School at Quantico, Virginia, in 1969, he was assigned to Vietnam as a Force Recon platoon commander, where he conducted twenty-three long-range patrols in enemy-controlled territory. His personal awards include a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, one with V (for valor), and a Purple Heart.

In addition to a B.A. degree from San Francisco State University, Dr. Peters has a California Life-Time Credential in Education, a Masters of Divinity, and a Ph.D. in psychology. He is currently producing a weekly television program devoted to stories of our national war heroes. Bill lives in Southern California with his wife, Barbara, and their two sons, Tony and Paul.

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: