Sonny's book of poetry was published Veterans Day 1997 in Butte, MN. "G.I. Blues..."
is a moving, gutty, realistic book of experiences related to Vietnam, Sonny's war, and
Sonny was the best of the best as a company commander (2/2nd Mech.Inf, 1st Inf Div).
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After a grueling stint in basic training, Jim is shipped off to Vietnam as a military policeman. He endures mortar shelling, takes part in Operation Cedar Falls, and makes lifelong friends along the way. While stationed at Saigon, he even meets a girl, falls in love, and has a child.
After his tour of duty ends, Jim returns to Vietnam determined to be with Mai. When he starts working at the Army Post Exchange in Saigon, Mai gives birth to their daughter. Jim insists they move to America, but Mai refuses. Jim then makes a decision that will haunt him the rest of his life.
Rich with detail and brimming with emotion, Jim shares his extraordinary journey through a tumultuous time, revealing his internal struggles as he copes with The Ghosts of Vietnam.
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That was the start of an adventure which would involve them in the Vietnam Babylift, one of the great humanitarian efforts of the 20th century. It included more than 3,000 Vietnamese and Amerasian children, most of them orphans, flown to the US and other English-speaking countries in April 1975 as part of President Gerald Ford's "Operation Babylift."
Along the way, they encountered many issues while raising two wonderful children from Vietnam and Korea in a New York suburb.
Mrs. Noone addresses topics that range from racism and culture, to the teen and college years.
The message of the book is: We were a "pioneer" adoptive family. We raised our children when there were no adoption camps, few role models, and many societal challenges. We thrived, and so will you. Mrs. Noone says "and when your children reach the 'other side' of childhood, you will all be blessed."
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Spivey provides gripping accounts, backed up by credible historical evidence, that the history of the United States was swayed many times by a hidden hand.
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Robert W. Wood served in the 3rd Marine Division during the Vietnam War.
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Pub. Date: November 11, 1999
During his year in Vietnam, Chaplain Autry spent more time in the field with the troops than in rear areas, a choice that vexed his superiors. His wartime experiences propelled him through a lifetime of comforting the afflicted and afflicting the comfortable. Assigned to the fabled 101st Airborne Division in 1968, the author served as pastor to men of all faiths and in any unit that needed him, including Marine and Special Forces teams along with airborne infantry and artillery units. The author’s memoir is followed by a sharply-written epilogue containing his commentaries on the current war in the Middle East and its painful similarities to Vietnam. Chaplain Autry retired from the Army as a Colonel after 29 years of distinguished service.
ISBN is 0-934145-11-3
Proceeds from the sale of this book are donated to the Vietvet Family Project
Hanoi, adieu is a memoir of the fragile beauty and dark undercurrents of the years of French occupation in Vietnam. Michel L'Herpiniere was a child of the French empire who arrived in Hanoi in 1936 with his family as a teenager. The family became enamoured with the country and the story follows the next fifteen turbulent years: through Michel's school and university years, his loves and opium addictions, his soldiering experiences, through resistance and incarceration and starvation under the Japanese, his marriage to a planter's daughter and the loss of their estate, through his experiences during the Vietminh seige of Hanoi and its aftermath, and his desperate attempts to keep his business going and raise a family in Hanoi long after most French civilians had left the country. The story is inevitably entwined through the traumatic events of the time, including the Japanese occupation in WWII, the post-war Chinese occupation, the rise of the Vietminh, the fall of French Indochina and the beginning of the American involvement in Vietnam.
Of what has been published in English of the period, most has been written by people who were in Hanoi only briefly or who were never there at all. For this reason, Michel wanted his story told. Mandaley worked with him closely in writing this book, trying to recreate the most vividly remembered scenes in his life. They are his experiences, his memories, his sentiments. Only the words are hers.
The story starts in 1975 in the liberal enclave of Madison, Wisconsin. While the war in Vietnam has just ended and Chamberlin has been out of the service for five years, he is still trying to put his life back together. The first chapter begins in a run-down Madison laundromat where the author meets a mysterious character named Ken-Adi whom he hopes might be his guru. The two of them decide to take off on an adventure together and hitchhike to San Francisco.
The trip becomes a spiritual quest and a window into the past. The central part of the book is a series of flashbacks of Chamberlin’s experiences with the Navy’s Seabees in Vietnam. While there he wrestles with the absurdities and paradoxes of that war just as today’s veterans will have to deal with the contradictions inherent in the current war in Iraq. At the end of the book the author has a conversation with an old friend who inadvertently helps him put the pieces of his life back together as they watch horses cavort in a corral at sunset on the outskirts of Ft. Collins, Colorado.
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Tony Lazzarini is a prize winning playwright (Tale of the Toy Soldier) and award winning writer (Never Trust A Man In Curlers). Extending his original tour of duty in Vietnam from twelve months to twenty-one months, he flew over 250 helicopter missions and was awarded twelve Air Medals including three for Valor.
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Highway One: A Vietnam War Story is a story about a young Army lieutenant who is sent to a small village during his last fourteen days in-country to build a rifle range for the local Popular Forces as part of the Vietnamization Program. It is a story about a short-timer who only wants to put in his time and get home safely, but his simple mission is complicated by Pentagon planners and a beautiful young woman in the village who is mysteriously close to the local Viet Cong.
Highway One: A Vietnam War Story is also a story about cultural conflict. It looks at the role of American military advisors in Vietnam, the forerunners of themen and women who are becoming more involved in foreign policy around the world today. It shows how Americans lack the one thing most “third-world” cultures have when it comes to fighting and winning a war - the concept that war will proceed at its own pace.
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There are times when a government is confronted with implacable evil and is forced to lead a nation into war. When there is no reasonable alternative to war, the objective must be to win and to do so quickly. But there was nothing quick about the Cold War or the Vietnam War. Our leaders had learned nothing from the past; they hid their activities from Americans behind the veil of national security. They used the trust, innocence, and bravery of a generation of young men to further their positions of power. Airmen who were killed or captured as a result of this leadership were ignored and denied. Many were left behind. They kept the faith-their country did not. And their families paid the ultimate price.
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Redoubt Press, 294 pages, map.
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He says: "I write to EDUCATE those who were not there and to HONOR those who were."
A book of photojournalism on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, documenting those who come and the gifts they bring. His photographs are valuable and rich because he preserves the environment in which the gifts were recorded - the Wall, the people, the gifts are one.
Here are five pictures from Larry's book.
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"I SERVED is a first-person account of the lonely childhood and manhood rites of passage of a Catholic orphanage schoolboy and plankholder in Company F, 51st Long Range Patrol (Airborne) Infantry. From separation from most of his siblings, to life in an orphanage in Virginia, to the dank jungles of Viet Nam, and finally to homecoming and marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Don Hall tells his story. I SERVED takes us on a journey we cannot stop once the first page is turned."
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By a Platoon Leader with the 4th Infantry Division from January 1967 to March 1968
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Into the Elephant Grass breaks the mold for war novels. Because that war was so focused on "winning the hearts and minds of the people," it seems somehow appropriate that the story focuses on a Psychological Operations unit rather than on the more standard combat or medical unit.
It is a small book, only 108 pages, but don't let the size of the book fool you. It was written in an experimental, minimalist style dense with literary and cultural allusions and references. A mixture of prose and poetry paints a picture of the smells, tastes, colors, textures, and actions of the country of Viet-Nam, the Vietnamese people, and the war that ravaged both. He faces the booby traps and trip wires of friendship, betrayal, heartache, love, and death in his search for unity as a human being. "
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At 28 years old, he was issued a Special Contract to assist the 1st Marine Air Wing in the adverse operation of the OV-10 aircraft. He became a civilian advisor in the Vietnam War in 1968-69. As young civilian engineer, family man and patriot you will follow his movements through a war torn land while striving to secure his family's future and seek a more meaningful purpose to his own life.
Unlike military personal, Ingelido was unrestricted in his movements; entering Off Limit areas and observing the war from a different perspective, seeing the ways and means of how local civilians were forced to survive in wartime conditions. He returned home a changed man, only to confront a whole new set of challenges in a country searching for its own identity.
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William A. Roble is a Pennsylvania native, currently residing in Orange County, California. He is a lover of life with a variety of interests to include; poetry, music, fitness and travel. He is currently employed as a contract graphic designer and hopes to continue a career as a writer.