This is a non-fiction book about Vietnam, not one of my suspense novels. It could be the most important book you’ll read this year and the best thing I’ve ever written. It isn’t just another war book. It contains personal reminiscences of 100 of my fellow Vietnam vets and has some truly memorable stories in it, with 250 photos.
They served from 1955 to 1975, men and women, black and white, Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines, they were infantry grunts, truck drivers, medics, helicopter pilots, jet pilots, mechanics, staff officers, MPs, and doctors; and their stories continue to resonate. They tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place, how it changed us, and what we did after we came home.
Unfortunately, all that most of our kids and grandkids know about that war is what they see in the Oliver Stone movie, Platoon, or in the handful of better novels, all of which center on an infantry unit in the jungle on the Cambodian border in 1968. That was Oliver’s war. He was there, bless his Hollywood heart, but it wasn’t mine. In fact, there were hundreds of different wars, depending on the year you were there, the service you were in, your branch, location, job, and your rank.
For the next week I have it discounted on Kindle for only $2.99. Check it out on this link:
There is also a paperback edition for those who like the feel of paper. Grab a copy, I guarantee you won’t regret it.
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