The controversial Stingray Patrol emerged as one of the most influential strategies of the Vietnam War. Force Recon Marines, in small teams of seven to ten men, were inserted by chopper deep in enemy territory. Alone, outnumbered, and surrounded on all sides by Viet Cong and NVA, those elite warriors inflicted death and devastation without ever directly engaging the enemy. The key to Stingray's stunning success lay in the teamm's ability to rapidly summon artillery and air strikes, hammering the enemy in his own backyard. Force Recon Marine and team leader Bruce Norton participeted in many Stringray missions in Vietnam's jungle hell. Now, throug interviews, eyewitness accounts, desclasssifield documents, and contemporary reports, Norton recreates the full story of Stingray's stormy genesis and spectacular sucess. Here are the graphic, harrowing, and utterly unforgettable reports from the men who carried out the patrols.