. The good, the bad, and the ugly of a country and an army fighting a distant war for unclear purposes are all on display in this account focused on nine months of war in 1969. It also tells a tale of the commonplace courage of the twenty-year-old infantrymen of Charley Company, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, 5th of the 12th, and of the cowardice and character flaws of a Lieutenant more interested in his own glory and advancement than the well-being of his platoon.
19 Minutes to Live - Helicopter Combat in Vietnam: A Memoir by Lew JenningsCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - 19 minutes to live" illustrates the incredible courage and determination of helicopter pilots and crews supporting those heroes that carried a rucksack and a rifle in Vietnam. Helicopter pilots and crews accounted for nearly 10 percent of all the US casualties suffered in Vietnam, with nearly 5, 000 killed and an untold number of wounded.
Lew jennings flew over 700 air cavalry Cobra Gunship Helicopter missions and received Three Distinguished Flying Crosses for Valor. Almost half of the helicopters, 5, 086, were lost. Over 12, 000 helicopters were used in the Vietnam War, which is why it became known as "The Helicopter War". This memoir describes first-hand the harrowing experiences of helicopter pilots and crews in combat operations, including the infamous Ashau Valley, from the far South to the DMZ, Hamburger Hill, LZ Airborne and others.
THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War MemoirIndependently published - He held several occupations, giving an opportunity to understand many aspects of the war through his eyes. He reveals conflicted feelings about being in Vietnam, and how his experiences there affected him for years after his tour finished. There it is, and it don’t mean nothin' are two phrases the grunts used to describe their situation in Vietnam.
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.
THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir - 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. 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.
Hensler’s memoir, in his words, was a journey retaken and in some ways, finally completed. 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.
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War MemoirGlyn Haynie - They came together and formed a brotherhood that will last through time. He shares his experiences about weeks of boredom and minutes to hours of terror and surviving the heat, carrying a 60-pound rucksack, monsoons, fear, a typhoon, building a firebase, physically, a forest fire, death and fighting the enemy while mentally, and morally exhausted.
. It's the year 1969. Glyn haynie served in the U. S. Army with his brothers of first platoon Company A 3rd Battalion/1st Infantry Regiment 11th Brigade Americal 23rd Infantry Division. They were average american sons, husbands, fathers, or brothers who'd enlisted or been drafted from all over the United States and who'd all come from different backgrounds.
Mekong Mud Dogs: Story of: Sgt. Ed eatonCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - 3, 1969 which garnered ed a recommendation for the Medal of Honor which is still active. 1st place gold elit award winner: mekong mud Dogs an autobiography that follows Ed Eaton from small town USA, thru Vietnam and back home to the trials and tribulations of returning. Ed tells his story of going from Pointman to Platoon Sgt.
And sniper with the River Raiders of the Mekong Delta. The book also includes the story of Apr.
Our Vietnam Wars: as told by 100 veterans who servedIndependently published - It isn't another war book. Some of the men and women in this book are true war heroes. This could be the most important book you'll read this year. If you were there, you understand. We were only in our teens and early twenties, but our stories continue to resonate through the years. January 30 marked the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the seminal event of a war that dominated my generation and changed lives.
It is a book about people, and it contains the personal stories of 100 Vietnam Veterans who served there. Be looking for an even more exciting Volume 2 this Fall. Army, navy, and marines, air force, from the late 1950s to 1975 we served from the Delta to the DMZ, and from Thailand to Yankee Station in the South China Sea.
Our Vietnam Wars: as told by 100 veterans who served - Most were just trying to survive. It continues to take its ugly toll on many who did come home. As they say, "Vietnam: the gift that keeps on giving. " . If you weren't, my hope is that through these stories you will. Breaking down the stereotypes, they tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place and how it changed us, and what we did after we came home.
Over 58, 200 of us paid the ultimate price, but the war didn't end when the last US helicopter lifted off from the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon.
Tiger Bravo's War: An epic year with an elite airborne rifle company of the 101st Airborne Division's "Wandering Warriors", during the height of the Vietnam WarCurrahee Press LLC - It is also about everyday life in a war zone and the strange, sometimes beautiful, often harsh, tropical environment in which the war was fought. Thirty of their number would killed in action and, collectively, they would amass a staggering 150 Purple Hearts. Tiger bravo's war follows a band of paratroopers, during their first year of combat in the vietnam war - from a bayonet charge in an infamous VC stronghold and street fighting during the 1968 Tet Offensive, to the rescue of a surrounded platoon and rock & roll in the company mess hall, from the very same battalion in the elite 101st Airborne Division as portrayed in Stephen Ambrose's World War II best seller Band of Brothers, and much more.
Lastly, it is a soldier's tale of the young men of tiger bravo - the son of a world war ii japanese fighter pilot who wins a Silver Star fighting as an American infantryman; the tough kid from rural Texas who leaves his job cleaning astronaut offices in Houston to volunteer to be a paratrooper; the medic, abandoned by his mother, who would find in Tiger Bravo the family he never had, and many others with their own unique story.
The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam WarW. W. Norton & Company - The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there. Army times among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, to follow orders, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice.
. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.
Guts 'N Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in VietnamWise Media Group - Review “mark garrison’s Guts 'N Gunships is more than just another Vietnam flashback. He was awarded twenty-five air Medals, four campaign Bronze Stars, and The Distinguished Flying Cross among numerous other awards. Synopsis in the summer of 1967, illinois, Mark Garrison had dropped out of college at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, just before entering his third year.
It is a portal which will transport readers to a most painful American experience. The author reveals how he, his friends and family, like millions of other Americans were sucked into the Vietnam whirlwind while the nation’s leaders wrestled with a domino theory pressed upon the nation by think tanks tied to the military industrial complex.
Guts 'N Gunships: What it was Really Like to Fly Combat Helicopters in Vietnam - In this book i pour my heart out and bare my soul to tell you what that was like, from basic to Vietnam and back. In order to somewhat control his own future, he enlisted in the U. S. From college chess games to a game of life and death. These were the days before the lottery and the draft soon came calling. His one year recounting of his numbered days there is painted with blood, stemming from hard drinking and furious nap of the earth flying, pathos and hilarious incidents, while the helicopters were blown apart with the pilots and crews in them.
But this is not all. His description includes many incidents in combat flight, including being hit by rocket propelled grenades and being on fire in the air, over hundreds if not thousands of enemy troops.
Some Gave it All: Through the Fire of the Vietnam WarMade For Success Publishing - 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 want to thank danny Lane for being brave enough to share his story with the world.
Chuck norrisbased on an incredible true story, a young Marine fights an unbelievable battle in the abyss of Vietnam. 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 the Marine Corps during the most agonizing times that no one would want to endure.
Some Gave it All: Through the Fire of the Vietnam War - Instead of a hero’s welcome, he and other survivors came home to a country that didn’t honor their sacrifices. War is hell” but for some, surviving is worse!*a share of the proceeds from this book will be donated to KICKSTARTER KIDS-Character through Karate.
Reluctant Warrior: A Marine's True Story of Duty and Heroism in VietnamBallantine Books - The marines of 1st reconnaissance battalion, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel "Wild Bill" Drumright, were assigned to cover the withdrawal of 1st Marine Division. One of the best vietnam war stories i've ever read, one damn good, compelling read. It's almost something out of a Clancy novel, yet it's true. Hodgins served in company C, 1st RECON Bn Rein, as a platoon leader.
Heavily armed, the teams fought a multitude of bitter engagements with a numerically superior and increasingly aggressive enemy. Michael C. This memoir is gripping. American Way. The best thing i can say about it is I didn't want it to end. Col. In powerful, graphic prose, he chronicles his experience as a patrol leader in myriad combat situations--from hasty ambush to emergency extraction to prisoner snatch to combined-arms ambush.
Reluctant Warrior: A Marine's True Story of Duty and Heroism in Vietnam - The marines of 1st recON Bn operated in teams of six or seven men. David hackworth, new york times bestselling author of About FaceBy the spring of 1970, American troops were ordered to pull out of Vietnam.