. Through the jungles of Vietnam. The first infantry had a job: to stop the march of communism.
Memories of Vietnam#ad - 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. He would realize the importance of how to listen and learn and later in his tour how to pass that important information on to others. These were friendships which he would remember for the rest of his life.
Vietnam, june, 1969 and the war was still raging on. Assigned to the 5th marine regiment in An Hoa, Quang Nam Province, Bill Petite soon realized the reality of this war. He would discover how easy it was to loose the innocence of his upbringing and become numb to the violence and killing which would surround him.
Memories of vietnam is the true story of Bill Petite's year long tour in Vietnam and what he experienced in that year. In the year which would follow, he would experience all the horrors of this war and also experience once in a lifetime friendships. He would learn the importance of the dependence on those friends and those who would fight next to him.
Memories of Vietnam #ad - But, after walking through Vietnam for a year of his life, he would discover years later he had not been walking alone. 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. And, for the most part, that society didn't understand this war and its affects on the young men who served there.
The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in VietnamJoshua Bowe #ad - Bowe was living on his family’s farm when he was drafted in 1965 and assigned to Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Calvary. The 5/7th cavalry was formed as a brand-new battalion in order to fill out the 1st Air Cavalry Division’s 3rd Brigade. His dispatches were sent from some of the most remote valleys and outposts in Vietnam, written under the most austere of conditions, often scribbled in haste before another mission, or by flashlight, under a poncho in the rain.
The story also draws upon the 5/7th Cavalry’s daily staff journals and situation reports for every day of the battalion’s first year in Vietnam. This is their story, where they would encounter a massive typhoon – through their many battles fought together in Vietnam – and eventually, told in great detail from their time spent training together at Fort Carson – through their historic journey across the ocean aboard the USNS Gaffey, their final patrol.
The Ground You Stand Upon: Life of a Skytrooper in Vietnam #ad - They would then be sent deep into the jungles 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. Wilbur E. Together, these impossibly young men would be trained in the airmobile infantry and become what were known as “skytroopers”.
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. Many former skytroopers of alpha company were interviewed for this story, and their personal accounts recall much of the humor and friendship they shared, along with the sadness and tragedy that would accompany a year spent in the jungles of Vietnam.
Vietnam: There & Back: A Combat Medic's ChronicleHellgate Press #ad - Army. I n 1967, jim purtell left his small Midwestern town to join the U. S. 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.
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. 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.
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 #ad - Winstead. 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. I fully expected to make a career of the Marines but was soon faced with unbelievable sadism, arrogance, incompetence and outright brutality. From pittsburg, "born to lead, not to be led so don't be mis-led.
Disappeared one day and never returned. Such is my story. There were characters that came in and out of my life like actors in a Woody Allen movie: W. B. 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.
So You Want to be a Marine?: What life was really like in the Green Machine - The Recruiter forgot to tell you what? #ad - 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. 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.
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.
THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir#ad - 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. 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. 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...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir #ad - Hensler’s memoir, in his words, was a journey retaken and in some ways, finally completed. His recollection of these unlikely friendships is sincere and real. Hensler deftly paints scenes, some bloody and some beautiful. 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.
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. There it is, and it don’t mean nothin' are two phrases the grunts used to describe their situation in Vietnam.
The Luckiest Guy in VietnamBookBaby #ad - From the day-to-day grind to the flashes of gunfire, they operate with careful success, accomplishing their mission while protecting their own. The enemy, while less active in this new area, is still an imminent danger to both trainer and trainee. Unusual, applicable training, even bizarre, problems arise and must be dealt with despite the lack of relevant standard operating procedures, related examples or meaningful experience.
After presenting the details of each tour of duty, he offers comments and analyses separately from the narrative so as not to slow its pace or interrupt its flow. They are described as he witnessed and remembers them. These situations, some previously unpublished, require creativity, soul searching and sometimes panache to be successfully resolved.
This book relates events in Vietnam as experienced by the author. Walk in the rice paddies and jungles, outsmart the bad guys and, above all, keep the troops alive. These american infantrymen quickly adapted to the harshness of a hostile tropical environment and neutralized it as a factor favoring the enemy.
The Luckiest Guy in Vietnam #ad - This account of determined men overcoming the ever-changing challenges of war captures the essence of the American fighting man’s resourcefulness. The quirks and flukes of training third-country nationals in Vietnam are no less challenging than those in his first tour of duty. Language and cultural differences compound the difficulty of conducting training in a combat zone but no slack or extra points are given.
Tan Tru: Expanded EditionLarry F. Brooks #ad - The expanded edition contains several added chapters with a look back at previously unchronicled events from the author's Vietnam tour of duty in addition to taking the reader through four months of post combat service to military separation. Most of all the book tells the true stories of courageous young soldiers engaged in mortal combat and their daily struggle to survive.
This is an expanded version of the original memoir first published in 2013. In that remarkable year the events in Vietnam's jungles and rice paddies as well as the US home front were affected by the most aggressive military tactics of the Vietnam War. It chronicles events that unfolded during 1968 and early 1969 when the author served as a young infantryman with Charlie Company, 2nd/60th Infantry, 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
Vietnam: The Good Times, The Bad Times#ad - The book you are about to read is a dramatic story of a Vietnam tour of duty written by a U. S. The writing tells, recollections, in depth, about my experiences, and feelings while in the battlefields and rear base area of northern South Vietnam. I am that Marine. The storyline centers on me and my particular field company, my battalion, and regiment.
Marine veteran of South Vietnam.
No Safe Spaces: Stories of a Young Marine in Vietnam#ad - There is also bravery. 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. There were no safe spaces. During the entire vietnam war, only one platoon in the US Marine Corps was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation.
A collection of over a dozen stories – including the #1 best seller, Ambush at the Waterfall, and #2 best-seller, Overrun. The gripping accounts of ambushes in the jungle, firefights in rice paddies, and night watches in listening posts. There is humor, horror, sadness at the loss of friends and primal fear.
No Safe Spaces: Stories of a Young Marine in Vietnam #ad - The engagement that brought about that distinction resulted in the members of that platoon being awarded a Medal of Honor, three Silver Stars, a Navy Cross, and a number of Bronze Stars. 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 meet the young men, most of them still in their teens, who fought that brutal war.
Vietnam Diary: A Memoir for my Posterity#ad - Greetings from the President. I had just been drafted into the US Army. This book is written in my own words, a diary for my family and posterity. It was the last thing I expected, and it was certainly not what my parents or fiancee wanted to hear. Enclosed in these pages are my personal experiences from a tour served in Vietnam during the war.
. This is my true story. I hope this recounting will help them comprehend the great sacrifices made by brave soldiers in wartime, sacrifices that protect freedoms we tend to take for granted.