He would learn the importance of the dependence on those friends and those who would fight next to him. Assigned to the 5th marine regiment in An Hoa, Quang Nam Province, Bill Petite soon realized the reality of this war. But, after walking through Vietnam for a year of his life, he would discover years later he had not been walking alone.
Memories of Vietnam - And, for the most part, that society didn't understand this war and its affects on the young men who served there. It's a story of a young man who, like the many others who were sent there, would return and suffer the after affects of that experience. Vietnam, june, 1969 and the war was still raging on. He would only be eleven days removed from the combat zone and placed back into an everyday society which didn't like this war or those who were forced to participate in it.
These were friendships which he would remember for the rest of his life. In the year which would follow, he would experience all the horrors of this war and also experience once in a lifetime friendships.
The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in VietnamJoshua Bowe - His dispatches were sent from some of the most remote valleys and outposts in Vietnam, written under the most austere of conditions, or by flashlight, often scribbled in haste before another mission, under a poncho in the rain. The young men of the battalion were largely drafted together in 1965 as the build-up of regular Army forces in Vietnam had just begun.
They would then be sent deep into the central Highlands of Vietnam, where together they would learn what “search and destroy” meant and face the reality of this new war. The story features many of the letters and photographs my dad sent home from the war zone. Bowe. My father is Wilbur E. Sent into the deadly central highlands of Vietnam, a true story of my dad and his fellow skytroopers from 1966 to 1967.
The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in Vietnam - . Together, these impossibly young men would be trained in airmobile infantry tactics and become what were known as “skytroopers”. He was living on his family’s farm when he was drafted in 1965 and assigned to Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Calvary. They would travel over 8, 000 miles across the ocean, to be placed in a mailbox that stood across from a farmhouse, along a rural county road in Wisconsin.
This is their story, told in great detail from their time spent training together at Fort Carson – through their historic journey across the ocean aboard the USNS Gaffey, where they would encounter a massive typhoon – through their many battles fought together in Vietnam – and eventually, their final patrol.
This second edition features additional personal accounts gathered from Alpha Company soldiers and friends of the fallen, many of whom I met after the book's original publication.
So You Want to be a Marine?: What life was really like in the Green Machine - The Recruiter forgot to tell you what?Crimson Cloak Publishing - Winstead. If you were a suck up you were promoted; should you question the obvious it was either Mess Duty or lack of promotion or worse, Vietnam. Such is my story. There were characters that came in and out of my life like actors in a Woody Allen movie: W. B. From pittsburg, "born to lead, not to be led so don't be mis-led.
Disappeared one day and never returned. The marine corps i had hoped to love proved to be an organization run in an authoritarian, "Because I said so" manner, not at all like I had envisioned. Living a life of poverty and desperation I took a chance and did what so many of my peers did: joined the Marines just as Vietnam was heating up.
So You Want to be a Marine?: What life was really like in the Green Machine - The Recruiter forgot to tell you what? - I fully expected to make a career of the Marines but was soon faced with unbelievable sadism, arrogance, incompetence and outright brutality. There was the drug smoking pitt who, while on guard duty in Vietnam, decided to get high and leave a Chu Lai New Guy high and dry at an outpost. Thieves, liars, drug addicts and more pulled at my heart strings until I made the ultimate decision.
I endured four years of indifferent and sadistic leadership coupled with the absurdities of an organization that rewards group think and obedience over individuality and integrity. An autobiography by Gary R.
THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir- Hensler’s memoir, was a journey retaken and in some ways, in his words, finally completed. His recollection of these unlikely friendships is sincere and real. Hensler deftly paints scenes, some bloody and some beautiful. 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. The project evolved into a cathartic journey, resulting in a compelling, heartfelt memoir. Through these varied roles, he was able to connect with locals on a different level than most troops. He held several occupations, giving an opportunity to understand many aspects of the war through his eyes.
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. 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.
THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir - He reveals conflicted feelings about being in Vietnam, and how his experiences there affected him for years after his tour finished. 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, and it don’t mean nothin' are two phrases the grunts used to describe their situation in Vietnam.
Vietnam: The Good Times, The Bad Times- The storyline centers on me and my particular field company, my battalion, and regiment. Marine veteran of South Vietnam. The writing tells, in depth, recollections, about my experiences, and feelings while in the battlefields and rear base area of northern South Vietnam. I am that Marine. The book you are about to read is a dramatic story of a Vietnam tour of duty written by a U.
Gateway to Hell: Vietnam 1968: Thoughts and personal experiences of an infantry soldierThe Sandstar Group - The personal experiences of former Army infantry First Lieutenant George Coleman Luck Jr during his year in Vietnam - 1968.
Some Gave it All: Through the Fire of the Vietnam WarMade for Success - I hope lane’s book becomes a bestseller and turns into a movie so a grateful nation today can honor these fallen heroes and freedom fighters. Imagine lying in a foxhole when a “broken Arrow” goes into effect as the enemy sappers overtake their position, forcing these young soldiers to fight the enemy hand to hand.
This is the gripping story of marine corporal Danny Lane and other young Marines that stood the faith with God, and he Marine Corps during the most agonizing times that no one would want to endure. Instead of a hero’s welcome, he and other survivors came home to a country that didn’t honor their sacrifices.
Some Gave it All: Through the Fire of the Vietnam War - War is hell” but for some, surviving is worse! Get a front row seat to the intense action, courage and sacrifice he and other Marines endured. Experience the ferocity of battle; the deep bonds of brotherhood; and the stinging sweat of fear that hangs persistently over the jungle canopy. I’d encourage you to pick up a copy of “Some Gave it All” and read the rest of his inspirational story.
Chuck norrisbased on an incredible true story, a young Marine fights an unbelievable battle in the abyss of Vietnam.
Which the Days Never Know: A Year in Vietnam by the NumbersElephant's Bookshelf Press, LLC - It was a pivotal point in history that few understood. A life without guarantees. Lived minute by minute. Through the jungles of Vietnam. The first infantry had a job: to stop the march of communism. Donald mcnamara was there, and he tells his story in a way that is captivating, honest, and uniquely his. Truth is often found in the gray areas between the lines.
You'll come away changed from this book. Get it now.
Ambush at the Waterfall: a Short Story of Marines in Vietnam- The nva, who had been waiting in ambush, opened fire on both the point platoon and main body. During operation mameluke Thrust, Marines went into those mountains in search of the NVA. 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.
This is a short read, about 45 minutes, and is priced accordingly. 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 - . 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 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 several battles, the NVA and Marines fought fiercely, with heavy casualties on both sides.
Vietnam: There & Back: A Combat Medic's ChronicleHellgate Press - Vietnam--there & back: a combat medic's chronicle is a candid account of the time when he and several other combat vets found themselves conducting operations in the jungles of Vietnam during and after the Tet Offensive. Purtell describes in gritty detail what it was like to live and fight with an infantry company only to return to anti-Vietnam sentiment so strong that he and his fellow veterans felt nobody cared about them or the sacrifices they made.
Army. I n 1967, jim purtell left his small Midwestern town to join the U. S. Little did he know that the tide would turn a mere six months later as drastically as it did. He did so at a time when the country was pro-Vietnam and serving seemed an honorable thing to do.
Jumping from Helicopters: A Vietnam MemoirTurtle Creek Publishing - Interwoven with the author’s own journal entries and including thirty-five photographs, and why they returned facing a lifetime of often unspoken unrest, and forced normalcy, it is a story that will open your eyes to what these brave young men witnessed and endured, persistent nightmares, haunting even the strongest of soldiers.
. But once in the volatile jungles of vietnam, the merciless hunting and killing of the enemy, ambushes that could easily backfire, constant threat of landmines and booby traps, and deaths of his comrades made Stillman question how any man—if he survived—could ever return to his life as he’d known it.
Jumping from Helicopters: A Vietnam Memoir - Written with john’s daughter, lori stillman, Jumping from Helicopters is a vivid and moving memoir that unearths fifty years of repressed memories with stunning accuracy and raw details. In 1967, at age nineteen, john stillman—refusing to wait for the draft—voluntarily enlisted in the Army to aid his fellow countrymen in one of the most opposed involvements in our nation’s history: the Vietnam War.
Quickly falling in love with the rush of being a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne, he believed his service would honorably help the South Vietnamese protect their country from the ruthless communist North and their Southern allies.