It was the first dead person he had ever seen. Nam-sense is not about heroism or glory, haunting flashbacks, mental breakdowns, or wallowing in self-pity. After completing various nco training programs, he was promoted to sergeant "without ever setting foot in a combat zone" and sent to Vietnam in early 1969.
Arthur wiknik was a 19-year-old kid from New England when he was drafted into the U. S. Between the sporadic episodes of combat he mingled with the locals, tricked unwitting U. S. Shortly after his arrival on the far side of the world, a mixed-unit base camp near the northern village of Phong Dien, Wiknik was assigned to Camp Evans, only thirty miles from Laos and North Vietnam.
Nam-sense is the brilliantly written story of a combat squad leader in the 101st Airborne Division. The gis wiknik lived and fought with during his yearlong tour did not rape, murder, or burn villages, were not strung out on drugs, and did not enjoy killing. Wiknik's account of life and death in Vietnam includes everything from heavy combat to faking insanity to get some R & R.
He was the first man in his unit to reach the top of Hamburger Hill during one of the last offensives launched by U. S. They were there to do their duty as they were trained, support their comrades - and get home alive. On his first jungle patrol, his squad killed a female Viet Cong who turned out to have been the local prostitute.
Days of Valor: An Inside Account of the Bloodiest Six Months of the Vietnam War
A spell binding account of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade's actions surrounding the Tet Offensive. Tonsetic's account is a panegyric to the soldiers he served with. The work is primarily about his own experiences and those of the people around him, collected from the personal recollections of participants.
Library journal, 02/2007". An excellent memorial to the exploits of this fighting unit. Collected miscellany, 06/2008. This book has no other purpose other than to disclose the valor and sacrifice of those who fought during this period. This fascinating book will help to remind us of the sacrifices made by all Vietnam veterans.
A nonstop maelstrom of combat action, leaving readers nearly breathless by the end. Troops go toe-to-toe at close-range against their foes. The book ends with a brief note about the 199th LIB being deactivated in spring 1970, furling its colors after suffering 753 dead and some 5, 000 wounded. Days of valor covers the height of the vietnam war, to the highly underwritten, through the defeat of that offensive, from the nervous period just before Tet, yet equally bloody NVA offensive of May 1968.
On january 30, 1968, the storm breaks loose, as Saigon and nearly every provincial capital in South Vietnam is under assault by the communists. The narrative is jarring, because even though the author was a company commander during these battles, he has based this work upon objective research including countless interviews with other soldiers of the 199th LIB.
Charlie Mike: A Novel
Then, in vietnam, she was overwhelmed by something that completely confused her. Some followed. People call it love. Major john colven: commander, Sierra Company, 75th Infantry Airborne Rangers. Promoted up from the ranks during the Vietnam war, he was the perfect C. O. She thought she knew it well. He might have to.
Every man he lost cost him a piece of his soul. Lieutenant le be Son: North Vietnamese Army Regular. There's violence and compassion, arrogance and humility, gore and tenderness, friend and foe. Columbus Ledger Enquirer. He would sacrifice everything to protect his country. Some died. One of the finest novels yet written about the war in Vietnam.
The washington postsergeant david grady: leader of Ranger Team 2-2, the Double Deuce, his team, he was a perfectionist who loved his men, and his Army. This is a novel about some of the very best. For all her life, she'd been her whole world. He's got a date with the Double Deuce. Charlie mike may be the greatest war to story to come out of Vietnam.
Between the fighting and the return was a world of living and loving. William stuart, United States Navy. Bobby cole's brother, simon, provides a faith that helps; General "Blackjack" Beaurive shows a true path to glory and the need for men at war to preserve their honor although they return to an indifferent world.
Franklin allen Leib has written an epic account of that world. The intriguing cast of characters is headed by Lt. Billy hunter, a gung-ho marine from Arkansas runs long-range Reconnaissance Patrols near the DMZ. Fire dream captures the depth and essence of the Vietnam War experience as no other novel has. Moser, a gentle giant with a slowness belying his insight, becomes Stuart's devoted shadow.
All the men have much to come to terms with - on the ship, meeting death, longing for love, on R&R, in combat on the line, and praying for survival. Bobby cole, learns that in the brotherhood of war, an angry young black marine, racial differences must be transcended. A generation came of age in Vietnam, then returned home to find itself reviled at worst and ignored at best.
CHARLIE, YOU’RE NOT PERFECT Best Snipers Series Book 10
They’ve already set up two machine guns and two mortars. Then we’ll have to slow them down some. Wilder, you’re just as crazy as they say, ” Henderson grinned at him. We can do it if you keep those fuckers hunkered down behind those dikes and don’t let ‘em flank us. This story is based on true events confronting a Marine Scout Sniper in Vietnam in 1969.
I hope you know what you’re doing, Wild man. No sweat, ” grimaced Wilder. It is one of their best examples of personal bravery and split-second timing working together to rid the area of a major enemy menace. Everything depended on split second timing and two Phantoms that were still miles away. How these two marines stand alone against a tsunami of the enemy made Marine history.
Inwardly he hoped to hell he was right because they were betting their lives on it. They must stop them, but they are two against the largest number of enemy they have ever seen. The gooks will be close enough to nail us. Here’s a sample:“Wilder, we don’t have five minutes. Don’t fire until they’re seven hundred yards away unless I say so.
Gateway to Hell: Vietnam 1968: Thoughts and personal experiences of an infantry soldier
The personal experiences of former Army infantry First Lieutenant George Coleman Luck Jr during his year in Vietnam - 1968.
WHAM! BAM! THANK YOU, NAM
He liked what he learned to do because he did it well. This 18, 000 word true short story takes you through only the most exciting moments in this combat soldier’s 6 years in Vietnam. Author burgess wastes no words telling readers exactly how this soldier overcame the usual obstacles and lived to win his war in Nam…and how he survived being back in the world after Nam.
Longer books with more details have been written about this fellow but none of them get to the heart of who he was faster and with more action-filled moments than this one does. Lots of fast-action shooting and flying lead in this one, so you better fasten your seat belt. He writes it the way it was so tightly that before you know it you the reader think you’re the one caught between the machine-gun bursts.
If you were there you may have known him. If you did you probably knew the Bummer too. But not this combat soldier. He liked it there. He liked it so much he kept extending his time to be there. He liked everything about what he did. But what he learned from Bummer saved his life repeatedly.
Ambush at the Waterfall: Marines in Vietnam No Safe Spaces
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 marines were hunting and the NVA were ready for them. The nva, who had been waiting in ambush, opened fire on both the point platoon and main body. 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 stories by a 19 year old Marine in Vietnam. During several battles, the NVA and Marines fought fiercely, with heavy casualties on both sides. 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.
This is the story of one of those battles told by a 19 year old Marine who fought in those battles. During operation mameluke Thrust, Marines went into those mountains in search of the NVA.
Legend: The Incredible Story of Green Beret Sergeant Roy Benavidez's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
What followed would become legend in the Special Operations community. Soon they found themselves surrounded by hundreds of NVA, under attack, low on ammunition, stacking the bodies of the dead as cover in a desperate attempt to survive the onslaught. The true story of the U. S. Their objective, just miles over the vietnam border, was to collect evidence that proved the North Vietnamese Army was using the Cambodian sanctuary as a major conduit for supplying troops and materiel to the south via the Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Flown into the foray of battle by the 240th assault helicopter Company, Benavidez jumped from the hovering aircraft, ran nearly 100 yards through withering enemy fire, and--despite being immediately and severely wounded--organized an extraordinary defense and rescue of the Special Forces team. What the team didn’t know was that they had infiltrated a section of jungle that concealed a major enemy base.
Army’s 240th assault helicopter company and a green beret Staff Sergeant's heroic mission to rescue a Special Forces team trapped behind enemy lines during the Vietnam War, from New York Times bestselling author Eric Blehm. On may 2, 1968, a twelve-man special Forces team covertly infiltrated a small clearing in the jungles of neutral Cambodia—where U.
S. Forces were forbidden to operate. Legend recounts the courage and commitment of those who fought in Vietnam in service of their country, and the story of one of the many unsung heroes of the war. When special forces staff sergeant Roy Benavidez heard their distress call, he jumped aboard the next helicopter bound for the combat zone.
Valley of the Shadow
Tell Mr. Stuart has his mission. Moser languishes in the POW camp, tormented daily by Nan, the disfigured, soul-dead camp commandant. Fellow navy officer philip hooper will bring along his elite team of SEALS Sea, Air, Land to form Moser's rescue party. Bureaucratic inertia in Washington and the rising anti-war movement conspire to stall the rescue interminably.
William stuart, a compassionate platoon leader from the 7th ANGLICO Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company survived his unit's last battle but continued to mourn his losses. Failure of a major operation to liberate the "Hanoi Hilton" adds to the forces arrayed against Moser's rescue. Finally, it is only through the direct intervention of the president that Stuart's mission is a go.
But doubts remain: has stuart really found the "valley of the shadow" mentioned in Moser's letter? Is Moser still alive? And, most importantly, can Stuart, vivid, Hooper, and the SEALS really pull it off?Valley of the Shadow is dramatic, authentic - and surprising. Old-fashioned heroism in a saga of Vietnam.
Meanwhile, stuart's mission takes him to the mountains of Moser's boyhood home in Georgia and on to the Foreign Legion archives in France as he searches for clues to the exact location of the camp. Along the way, stuart recruits an old friend from their days together in Da Nang. Newsday.
The Tunnels of Cu Chi: A Harrowing Account of America's Tunnel Rats in the Underground Battlefields of Vietnam
At the height of the vietnam conflict, a complex system of secret underground tunnels sprawled from Cu Chi Province to the edge of Saigon. The brave souls who descended into these hellholes were known as “tunnel rats. Armed with only pistols and k-bar knives, booby traps, these men inched their way through the steamy darkness where any number of horrors could be awaiting them–bullets, a tossed grenade.
. Soldiers small and wiry enough to maneuver through the guerrillas’ narrow domain. They had only one enemy: U. S. The tunnels of cu Chi is a war classic of unbearable tension and unforgettable heroes. Praise for the tunnels of Cu Chi“A claustrophobic but fascinating tale. The wall street Journal“Chilling.
In these burrows, tended their wounded, the Viet Cong cached their weapons, and prepared to strike. What war really was and how it was fought. The new york Times“Gripping. Using firsthand accounts from men and women on both sides who fought and killed in these underground battles, authors Tom Mangold and John Penycate provide a gripping inside look at this fearsome combat.