As if it were yesterday: An old fat man remembers his youth as a Marine in Vietnam

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#ad - I try to tell what it was like for me and my brother Marines without fanfare or bravado and give the reader a vivid description of my 13 months.

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Overrun: Jungle Warfare in Vietnam No Safe Spaces

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#ad - North vietnamese “sappers”, high on opium and willing to die, attacked the Marines. During operation mameluke thrust, not long after the tet offensive, the 7th Marine Regiment of the 1st Marine Division went in search of the North Vietnamese Army forces in the jungle covered mountains where the enemy lived and prepared for their attacks.

The marines were hunting, and the NVA were ready for them. The marines found themselves on surrounded by a far superior enemy force deep into enemy territory on the summit of Hill 1062. The second in a series of true war stories by a Marine who arrived in Vietnam at the age of 18. Perhaps, the most frightening word in the infantry vocabulary, is “overrun.

Overrun: Jungle Warfare in Vietnam No Safe Spaces #ad - ”. A reinforced platoon of sappers broke through the Marine defensive perimeter firing AK47’s while throwing satchel charges and grenades.

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No Safe Spaces: Stories of a Young Marine in Vietnam

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#ad - There is also bravery. The gripping accounts of ambushes in the jungle, firefights in rice paddies, and night watches in listening posts. The author joined the marines in 1966 at the age of 17 and arrived in Vietnam a year later, during the height of the war, when the casualty rate in a Marine rifle company was approaching 85 percent.

You will feel as if you were present when an understrength squad attacked an enemy force that outnumbered them fifteen to one, in order to prevent a rocket attack against the airbase in Da Nang. The engagement that brought about that distinction resulted in the members of that platoon being awarded a Medal of Honor, a Navy Cross, three Silver Stars, and a number of Bronze Stars.

No Safe Spaces: Stories of a Young Marine in Vietnam #ad - There is humor, horror, sadness at the loss of friends and primal fear. A collection of over a dozen stories – including the #1 best seller, and #2 best-seller, Ambush at the Waterfall, Overrun. You will meet the young men, most of them still in their teens, who fought that brutal war. There were no safe spaces.

. During the entire vietnam war, only one platoon in the US Marine Corps was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation.

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Vietnam Diary

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Patrol Books #ad - His book vietnam diary was first published in 1963 and he passed away in Hawaii in 1973. S. As an intimate and unadorned account of what so many of our career soldiers and draftees … are going through day by day over there, this can be wholeheartedly recommended. Kirkus reviewin october 1962 Richard Tregaskis joined the American troops posted in Vietnam.

For the next four months he spent his life on the frontline, witnessing and recording what the American men were doing, saying and thinking in the fight against the communist forces of Northern Vietnam. Tregaskis exposes the confusion of the conflict as he climbs on board Marine and Army helicopters and goes on missions to search out their deadly foes that seem to disappear into the jungle as soon as they are seen.

Vietnam Diary #ad - Vietnam diary is a remarkable book that takes the reader to the heart of what it was like to be fighting in this vicious war. Rosacker, Lieutenant Colonel, U. He was no stranger to danger as he frequently put himself in the firing line to report and during the Second World War while in Italy a shell fragment pierced his helmet and his skull and nearly killed him.

C. Marine corps, naval war college reviewTregaskis won the George Polk Award for first-person reporting under hazardous conditions shortly after publishing Vietname Diary. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Vietnam War as well as the lives of the soldiers who fought within it. Richard tregaskis was an american journalist and author who served as a war correspondent during World War Two, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

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Ambush at the Waterfall: a Short Story of Marines in Vietnam

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#ad - The point platoon, isolated from the main body and in an open field surrounded by a numerically superior NVA force in fortified concealed positions, fought bravely. This story is dedicated to the 21 members of 3rd platoon of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion 7th Marines, who were killed or wounded at the waterfall in the mountains near Thuong Duc in Quang Nam province.

The nva, who had been waiting in ambush, opened fire on both the point platoon and main body. This is the story of one of those battles told by a 19-year-old Marine who fought in those battles. As the marines swept along a river, the point platoon rappelled down a waterfall that then separated them from the main body of the Marine force.

Ambush at the Waterfall: a Short Story of Marines in Vietnam #ad - The marines were hunting and the NVA were ready for them. After the tet offensive of 1968, the north Vietnamese Army forces fled back to their base camps in the jungle-covered mountains where they lived, trained and prepared their attacks. The first in a series of true war short stories in the collection "No Safe Spaces", by a Marine who arrived in Vietnam at the age of 18.

During operation mameluke Thrust, Marines went into those mountains in search of the NVA. During several battles, the NVA and Marines fought fiercely, with heavy casualties on both sides. This is a short read, about 45 minutes, and is priced accordingly.

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Gateway to Hell: Vietnam 1968: Thoughts and personal experiences of an infantry soldier

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The Sandstar Group #ad - The personal experiences of former Army infantry First Lieutenant George Coleman Luck Jr during his year in Vietnam - 1968.

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EVERY MOTHER'S SON: 77 DAYS AT KHE SANH

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#ad - The marine helicopter pilots and crews of HMM-262 dedicated their lives to saving their Marine brothers. The small marine outposts were transformed into highly effective kill zones, as the enemy slammed the landing zones with rockets, mortars, artillery and automatic weapons fire. The north vietnamese army committed over 20, 000 troop to destroying the Marine hill positions and the Khe Sanh Combat Base.

This is their story. Every man serving in Vietnam was, "Every Mother's Son. In 1968, the marine helicopter crews during the 77-day Siege of Khe Sanh risked everything, every day to keep the surrounding Marine hill positions alive and viable.

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Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam

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Casemate #ad - As he continues his journey, he chronicles those less fortunate; the heavy toll being taken all around him is powerfully described at the end of each chapter. Fighting aside, it rained almost every day and insect bites constantly plagued the soldiers as they moved through dense jungle, muddy rice paddy and sandy roads.

. Clark's vigilance develops as he gets used to ‘living in mortal terror, ’ which a brush with death in a particularly terrifying fire fight does nothing to dispel. The viet cong were a largely unseen enemy who fought a guerrilla war, setting traps and landmines everywhere. A military book club main selectionpeter clark's year in Vietnam began in July 1966, when he was shipped out with hundreds of other young recruits, as a replacement in the 1st Infantry Division.

Alpha One Sixteen: A Combat Infantryman's Year in Vietnam #ad - From the food they ate largely canned meatballs, beans and potatoes to the inventive ways they managed to shower, every aspect of the platoon’s lives is explored in this revealing book. Clark was assigned to the Alpha Company. The troops even managed to fit in some R&R whilst off-duty in the bars of Tokyo.

Alpha one sixteen follows clark as he discovers how to cope with the vagaries of the enemy and the daily confusion the troops faced in distinguishing combatants from civilians. Clark gives a visceral, vivid and immediate account of life in the platoon, as he progresses from green recruit to seasoned soldier over the course of a year in the complexities of the Vietnamese conflict.

Clark gradually learns the techniques developed by US troops to cope with the daily horrors they encountered, the technical skills needed to fight and survive, and how to deal with the awful reality of civilian casualties.

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THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir

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#ad - Hensler’s memoir, was a journey retaken and in some ways, in his words, finally completed. The project evolved into a cathartic journey, resulting in a compelling, heartfelt memoir. His recollection of these unlikely friendships is sincere and real. Hensler deftly paints scenes, some bloody and some beautiful.

He held several occupations, giving an opportunity to understand many aspects of the war through his eyes. Weaving threads of the events back home throughout his personal story, Hensler skillfully sets a scene integral to understanding how he and his compatriots felt in Vietnam in 1968, a year of transition.

THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir #ad - There it is, and it don’t mean nothin' are two phrases the grunts used to describe their situation in Vietnam. He reveals conflicted feelings about being in Vietnam, and how his experiences there affected him for years after his tour finished. A year many americans turned their backs on the war, and in a way, on those who fought in it.

Hensler tells his story in a relatable way, creating a memoir with broad appeal. He tells it all in a conversational tone, reminding us throughout of the personal nature of the project— explaining to his daughters a part of their father they never knew. Through these varied roles, he was able to connect with locals on a different level than most troops.

The first covered the insanity, and the second, the result. At the request of his daughters, Charles Hensler set out to write a brief summary of his time in Vietnam.

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Doc: Platoon Medic

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iUniverse #ad - He gave men a fighting chance. Thrust into the cauldron of combat, he soon became a seasoned veteran of emergency medicine and the brutal realties of war. Here, is the gripping true story of dan evans, in his own words, the highly decorated soldier whom the men of First Platoon, Bravo Company, called the "fighting medic.

Experience the rage, the sorrow and the remarkable spirit of Dan Evans - the PLATOON MEDIC who became a true American hero. Before his time was up, he would master the skills of a surgeon, acquire the patience of a saint, and demonstrate the courage of a lion. To survivedan evans arrived in vietnam on october 7, 1968, a 21- year-old Army medic who couldn't stand the sight of blood.

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The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War

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#ad - The iron triangle, tells the story of a ill conceived mission that goes horribly wrong. The lived and died in the isolation of a primeval jungle so dense that sunlight was a luxury. They fought to perpetuate the lies presented in daily briefings that measured the success of the war in ratios and statistics.

It is a character driven story concentrating on the soldiers of a single squad. It shows the unrelenting brutality of war and how teenage boys accepted the daily violence with stoic, grim humor. They fought for body count, a term and strategy developed by rear echelon officers, that dehumanized both the enemy and themselves.

The Iron Triangle: A Novel of the Vietnam War #ad - The anti war movement was at its height creating a feeling of abandonment in those left to fight in the jungle. These men did fight out of a sense of patriotism, and in fact, scoffed at the idea of anthems and the flag waving patriots at home. Barely out of high school, they confront their own mortality on a daily basis.

They fought to protect their brothers in arms and would gladly endanger their own lives to ensure the safety of their friends. It is set in the months after the Tet Offensive when combat increased dramatically producing the highest casualty rate of the war.

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