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Walking Point
Author: Mike Cunningham
ISBN: 1548505897
Pages: 290
Year: 2017-06-29
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Que Son Valley is actually a large area of hills and valleys just to the west of Da Nang, Viet Nam. During the 1960s, units from the United States Marines and United States Army engaged the 2nd North Vietnamese Division in heavy and close combat. Our mission was to keep the enemy from capturing the cities of Da Nang, Tam Ky and Chu Lai and to pacify the area. We did prevent the enemy from capturing these vital cities but, the area was far from pacified. Many young, brave Americans were killed or seriously wounded in these hills and valleys in the belief they were helping the Vietnamese obtain freedom and peace. Although our altruistic beliefs might have gone astray, it was my honor serving with these fine men and women. I wrote this book in honor of them and to keep their memory alive.I hope that, when you read this book, you will understand the Vietnam Veteran better and you will understand, not the political Vietnam War, but the Vietnam War that an Infantryman lived through.
Walking Point
Author: Perry A. Ulander
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170125
Pages: 256
Year: 2016
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"This intimate memoir by an American GI who served in Vietnam offers a powerful narrative for readers with an interest in the effects of war and violence, American involvement in Vietnam and how trauma can be a catalyst for transformation"--Provided by publisher.
Walking Point
Author: R. Nevens
ISBN: 0692507027
Pages: 218
Year: 2015-10-13
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With a foreword written by Susan Bahary, the critically acclaimed sculptor of the Always Faithful memorial, Walking Point takes the reader through a rich and compelling tale of love, loss, and victory. It revolves around a young Marine assigned to the War Dog platoon that helped liberate Guam from the Japanese during World War II. John Markle leaves his small farm town in Little Rock, boards a train bound for North Carolina, and there meets Emily, a beautiful and witty Dogs for Defense volunteer dog trainer. She quickly steals his heart. Private John Markle is assigned to Duke , a donated Doberman pinscher that fell victim to his family's hard times during the Great Depression. Private Markle learns to cope with the heartache and horrors of battle in the Pacific with Duke by his side. Letters from Emily and Tommy, the young boy whose family donated Duke, help him maintain hope even though his fight for survival has him and his platoon questioning their actions and moral compass.
Two One Pony
Author: Charles R. Carr
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811707334
Pages: 179
Year: 2011-12
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Thoughtful, reflective narrative of a reluctant soldier in Vietnam Author served as a mechanized infantryman in the Mekon Delta with the 9th Infantry Division Captures the rhythms of life in war as well as the boredom and chaos of Vietnam Two One Pony was the name of the author's squad's armored personnel carrier Tries to make sense of the absurdity of the war
Author: Larry Gwin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307481948
Pages: 368
Year: 2008-12-10
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"The 2nd Battalion of the 7th Cavalry had the dubious distinction of being the unit that had fought the biggest battle of the war to date, and had suffered the worst casualties. We and the 1st Battalion." A Yale graduate who volunteered to serve his country, Larry Gwin was only twenty-three years old when he arrived in Vietnam in 1965. After a brief stint in the Delta, Gwin was reassigned to the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in An Khe. There, in the hotly contested Central Highlands, he served almost nine months as executive officer for Alpha Company, 2/7, fighting against crack NVA troops in some of the war's most horrific battles. The bloodiest conflict of all began November 12, 1965, after 2nd Battalion was flown into the Ia Drang Valley west of Pleiku. Acting as point, Alpha Company spearheaded the battalion's march to landing zone Albany for pickup, not knowing they were walking into the killing zone of an NVA ambush that would cost them 10 percent casualties. Gwin spares no one, including himself, in his gut-wrenching account of the agony of war. Through the stench of death and the acrid smell of napalm, he chronicles the Vietnam War in all its nightmarish horror. From the Paperback edition.
Dont Mean Nothin
Author: John Mort
ISBN: 0615459919
Pages: 232
Year: 2011
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These twelve stories reflect the combat infantry experience of the Vietnam War--in the gritty "Tanks," "Called of God," and "Incubation Period." There's also the woman's perspective of Arlene, a naive Red Cross volunteer or "Doughnut Dolly," in "A Man's World." Mort captures veterans' experiences in "Rest Stop," a woeful, divorced man's tale; "Hallelujah By and By," a dark, almost supernatural story set in the Arkansas Ozarks; and "Behind Enemy Lines," the story of a homeless, damaged man who at last finds his way home. All but two of these stories were previously published in such magazines as GQ and the MISSOURI REVIEW, or in the collection, TANKS. Mort served with the First Cavalry in 1969 and 1970, near Tay Ninh, as an RTO.
Our Turn to Serve
Author: David B. Simmons
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146534909X
Pages: 173
Year: 2011-08-15
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Our Turn to Serve is a memoir of one soldier’s journey through the unpopular Vietnam War. The reader will accompany him as he graduates from a small town high school, enters and drops out of college, receives his draft notice, leaves family and friends and trains as a U.S. Army infantry soldier. He will take you to the Central Highlands of Vietnam as a young rookie, and bring you back with him a seasoned veteran. You will experience life changing events and return home with a different perspective of this misreported and misunderstood War.
In Safe Hands
Author: Michael H. Cunningham
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465327789
Pages: 278
Year: 2009-02-09
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In Safe Hands is a compilation of stories about the day-to-day activities experienced by inspectors in the United States Customs Service. Whether it be at Logan Airport in Boston, the land border in Houlton, Maine, or one hundred miles at sea on a Coast Guard cutter, these men and women are tirelessly enforcing the laws of the United States of America. Drug interdiction, money laundering, and terrorist-related matters interweave to make one exciting and compelling story. This country can be proud of these dedicated and selfl ess American patriots.
Zarqawi's Ice Cream
Author: Andrew Goldsmith
Publisher: Zic Publishing
ISBN: 0983448957
Pages: 268
Year: 2011
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A Simple Soldier
Author: Steven R. Fehrenbach
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1414032684
Pages: 452
Year: 2003-12-01
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The Liberator
Author: Alex Kershaw
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307888010
Pages: 416
Year: 2012-10-30
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The untold story of the bloodiest and most dramatic march to victory of the Second World War. Written with Alex Kershaw's trademark narrative drive and vivid immediacy, The Liberator traces the remarkable battlefield journey of maverick U.S. Army officer Felix Sparks through the Allied liberation of Europe—from the first landing in Italy to the final death throes of the Third Reich. Over five hundred bloody days, Sparks and his infantry unit battled from the beaches of Sicily through the mountains of Italy and France, ultimately enduring bitter and desperate winter combat against the die-hard SS on the Fatherland's borders. Having miraculously survived the long, bloody march across Europe, Sparks was selected to lead a final charge to Bavaria, where he and his men experienced some of the most intense street fighting suffered by Americans in World War II. And when he finally arrived at the gates of Dachau, Sparks confronted scenes that robbed the mind of reason—and put his humanity to the ultimate test.
The Deserters
Author: Charles Glass
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101617810
Pages: 400
Year: 2013-06-13
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“Powerful and often startling…The Deserters offers a provokingly fresh angle on this most studied of conflicts.” --The Boston Globe A groundbreaking history of ordinary soldiers struggling on the front lines, The Deserters offers a completely new perspective on the Second World War. Charles Glass—renowned journalist and author of the critically acclaimed Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation—delves deep into army archives, personal diaries, court-martial records, and self-published memoirs to produce this dramatic and heartbreaking portrait of men overlooked by their commanders and ignored by history. Surveying the 150,000 American and British soldiers known to have deserted in the European Theater, The Deserters: A Hidden History of World War II tells the life stories of three soldiers who abandoned their posts in France, Italy, and Africa. Their deeds form the backbone of Glass’s arresting portrait of soldiers pushed to the breaking point, a sweeping reexamination of the conditions for ordinary soldiers. With the grace and pace of a novel, The Deserters moves beyond the false extremes of courage and cowardice to reveal the true experience of the frontline soldier. Glass shares the story of men like Private Alfred Whitehead, a Tennessee farm boy who earned Silver and Bronze Stars for bravery in Normandy—yet became a gangster in liberated Paris, robbing Allied supply depots along with ordinary citizens. Here also is the story of British men like Private John Bain, who deserted three times but never fled from combat—and who endured battles in North Africa and northern France before German machine guns cut his legs from under him. The heart of The Deserters resides with men like Private Steve Weiss, an idealistic teenage volunteer from Brooklyn who forced his father—a disillusioned First World War veteran—to sign his enlistment papers because he was not yet eighteen. On the Anzio beachhead and in the Ardennes forest, as an infantryman with the 36th Division and as an accidental partisan in the French Resistance, Weiss lost his illusions about the nobility of conflict and the infallibility of American commanders. Far from the bright picture found in propaganda and nostalgia, the Second World War was a grim and brutal affair, a long and lonely effort that has never been fully reported—to the detriment of those who served and the danger of those nurtured on false tales today. Revealing the true costs of conflict on those forced to fight, The Deserters is an elegant and unforgettable story of ordinary men desperately struggling in extraordinary times.
21 Months, 24 Days
Author: Richard Udden
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1499745540
Pages: 304
Year: 2015-03-10
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In the late sixties, draft boards were gathering young men for the Vietnam War. High school kids who were not bound for college had to enlist or wait for a draft notice. The burden fell on the children of blue-collar families because college was not an easy option for them. Instead of starting a career, they had their lives put on hold to fight a war. The author was one of those kids. Threatened by the draft, he enlisted in the Army. He expected an easy two years working in a trade. Instead, he was assigned to the infantry and sent to Vietnam. There in the jungle, alongside other young kids, he hunted and fought the Vietcong. When his company was sent to Cambodia to disrupt enemy supply lines, he was wounded by shrapnel from a booby trap. All of this happened before his twenty-first birthday.He delivers his story as if you were sitting with him in a bar and hearing it firsthand over a beer. You will know what it felt like to pass through basic training and advanced infantry training. You will know what it felt like to live and work in the jungle. You will experience the day-to-day grind of a job that includes combat assaults, jungle patrols, firefights and pulling guard on a firebase. He also touches on the lighter moments such as smoking pot for the first time and R&R's. Through words and pictures, you will experience every aspect of his journey to Vietnam and back again. I've read a lot of war stories. At times, you wonder just how real some of the events are. Well, honesty comes through in this book. There are no “fish stories” here. Those he served with will attest to it.
Roll Me Over
Author: Raymond Gantter
Publisher: Presidio Press
Pages: 397
Year: 1997
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From the beaches of Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the border of Czechoslovakia, an American infantryman recounts his journey through the expiring Third Reich, offering an insightful and detailed account of his experiences under fire. Reissue.
Fate Unknown
Author: Galen G. Mitchell, Kathryn Hughes, Eli Blyden
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1496082206
Pages: 420
Year: 2014-02-05
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Many of you have seen movie versions of war, but have you ever asked yourself what it was really like to be a fighting soldier in the Vietnam War? In Fate Unknown, the author, a member of the famed 101st Airborne Division takes the readers to the battlefield, with boots on the ground, as he candidly shares many of his personal experiences of his 1966 tour. He also reveals insightful accounts from fellow soldiers of different ranks, as they saw and lived through it. Situations and battles come into sharp focus through the eyes and ears of those whose lives were changed forever by their tour in Vietnam. This is a compelling, insightful and nonfictional account of a combat tour. So lace up your jungle boots and live the battle as experienced by an airborne infantry unit during the Vietnam War. You will gain a true understanding of combat and probably change your outlook of war.