First published in 1983, this volume received wide praise and made ALA's most notable. Despite that , it went quickly out of print. This paper edition contains the original text plus a new introduction by the author, who discusses the class action suit brought against the government by Vietnam veterans suffering from their wartime exposure to the herbicide. With America's newfound willingness to talk about Vietnam, this book should see a lot of use.
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A Walk In Hell is not a “war story” but one about the mental bombs that can detonate years, even decades, after the sounds of the last battlefield explosions have been silenced. PTSD can also be caused by natural disasters, terrorist attacks, rape, automobile accidents, and many more events in many lives. Survivors of such events and those who love them will find understanding in this book.
So often we think about war in abstract terms but Vietnam vet, Duke Barrett, has made the traumatic and long-lasting implications of battle spring to life in this poignant story about the courage, loyalty, patriotism and conflict of a young soldier. We root for him to realize his dreams, knowing fully well that the deck is stacked against him.
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This is a book about sailors asked to do extraordinary things and make great sacrifices during the War in Vietnam. War On The Rivers is the story of how these sailors, many of whom should have been thinking about their senior prom instead of slugging it out with North Vietnamese regulars, prepared for battle and fought with courage. In the process, they were transformed from adolescents into hardened men with insights about life and survival that few will ever have. Finally, it's a story of river patrol boats in Vietnam, the Swift Boats, and the true American heroes who manned them.
Fought on the canals and rivers of the Mekong Delta, this was a private, dirty little war waged beyond the view of the cameras of the news services and often even beyond the view of the senior military command. It was a furious, savage war, where firefights often occurred twice a day, and hand-to-hand combat was not unheard of. Hundreds were killed on both sides, and the survivors were scarred for life.
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To Ernie Spencer, the line was 8 months as a commander of a rifle company in Vietnam. In WELCOME TO VIETNAM, MACHO MAN, Spencer tells who the line guys were and how they adapted to war. He shows how they talked, what they wore and how they fought. He also describes the inner war with fear, frustration and chaos that each soldier faced. WELCOME TO VIETNAM, MACHO MAN is a military history and a psychological portrait written with passion and raw humor. This autobiography is one man's answer to the question: What happened in Vietnam?
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Randy Cribbs is the author of several published poems and articles in various publications and holds degrees from the University of Florida, Pacific Lutheran University, Jacksonville State University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Some proceeds from this book support education scholarships for the dependants of Vietnam veterans. Randy Cribbs is a retired U.S. Army officer and resides in St. Augustine, Florida where he teaches and writes.
ISBN No. 0-9725796-0-5
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He then finds out that going home was harder than going to Nam. The world just doesn’t care just like he didn’t care a few years earlier. In the spring of 1971 veterans were dirt and Vietnam veterans subsoil. Great efforts are made to bury the trauma of Vietnam by putting all thoughts into a box in the back of his mind just like the photos in his closet. After 30 years of again evading, he finally has to confront who he is. This is a story of a military veteran’s reconciliation with life, and triumph over the painful memories from the hills west of Hue.
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In Vietnam he experiences many serious battles and is promoted to Platoon Sergeant before he is there four months. He experiences friendships, anger, battle rage, love and endangerment on a regular basis. At the age of eighteen he acquires the responsibilities of someone twice his age. Roger Steel is a fictitious character, but his story is based on true events. He shows that a hero is not the one who dies or the one who lives, but the one who faces fear face to face and stands his ground despite his fear.
When he loses an entire patrol of twenty-eight men at one time, he goes on a thirty-two day rampage against the Viet/Cong and North Vietnamese Army almost single handed. His goal - one hundred enemy would die for each one of his twenty-eight men he lost.
In the first book, "What Is A Hero," Roger Steel experiences many battles, friendships and love. In this, the second book, he again faces many enemies, one of which is an American gone bad. Roger vows to track him down and make him pay for the Americans and innocent Vietnamese he has killed. He also experiences nineteen days as a POW later in his second year.
Roger constantly asks himself what more he could do to get more of his men home to America safely? He stays in Vietnam for three tours in hopes of getting more men home. This book covers his second year in Vietnam, where "What Is A Hero" covered his first year there.
Faith DeVeaux is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University. Her father, who served from 69-70 as a chaplain in Vietnam, was in the U.S. Army for thirty years, retiring as a Colonel.
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Toler’s book recounts the fateful day in Indianapolis when she saw a marine in dress blues walking up to
her front door.
Her son, Marine P.F.C. John L. (Bud) Coleman had been killed in Quang Tri, Vietnam.
She received the gold star pin from the U.S. government signifying she had lost a child in combat.
A few months later Toler was formally inducted into the American Gold Star Mothers organization
Her book When Life Hands You a Gold Star was born from her desire to assist others in understanding
and recovering from the feelings of loss and depression they may experience after losing a child in war.
“It was not something I set out to do or even wanted to do but God kept nudging me and opening doors until I
finally wrote the book....
It is my hope that this book can provide comfort and hope to those who have lost children in Iraq or Desert Storm,” Toler says.
The culmination of over seven years of research, it is the ultimate guide to the military geography of the American War in Vietnam and includes references to numerous battle sites and forts of the French War.
Its over 10,000 entries cover the entire Indochina theater, including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and both North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
Each entry attempts to provide as much of the following as could be identified: name, grid coordinate, relative location, a.k.a. names, origin of name, dates built and dismantled, who constructed the base, major units occupying the base, dates of major attacks, unique features, alternate grids, province and military region.
Identified within the text are some 6,000 named firebases and LZs, over 2,000 airfields, and the names of over 700 US and ANZAC warships and contract vessels that served within the Vietnam Combat Zone.
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May, 2002 release - ($29.95 if pre-ordered through 800-number)
Author contact at www.wherewewere.com
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Doug Bey, whose radio call name in the 1st Infantry Division was Wizard 6, was one of those psychiatrists. Drawing on graphic detail gleaned from a journal Bey transcribed when he got back stateside, this psychiatric specialist describes the daily life of a military support unit, the boredom and mind-numbing routine, but also the social issues and psychiatric crises he confronted.
In Vietnam he treated people with a range of coping mechanisms, including counter phobic reactions, self-medication with drugs and alcohol, and "gross stress reaction," as well as the gamut of psychiatric illnesses. Each month Bey and his staff saw some four hundred men, including characters like the Vietnam equivalent of Klinger from M*A*S*H, a killer dentist, soldiers addicted to killing, and others who did not want to go home. He witnessed firsthand black pride, Vietnamese prejudice, racial conflict, and the Viet Cong's fear of mental illness.
A compilation of poetry put together during Desert Storm dedicated to Gulf War, Vietnam War, and all other Veterans. Includes several about Patriotic and Environmental issues as well as a couple about Native Americans. Available as e-book ($4.00) as well as paperback ($9.95 includes s&h) 50% of all profits from books sold from this site will be donated to The Military Order of the Purple Heart Association Service Foundation.
Del "Abe" Jones served in the United States Air Force, 1958-1961, 92nd Combat Defense Squadron, K-9 Corps, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Although he did not serve during the war in Vietnam, he strongly identifies with those who did.
Jones has published three poetry books. He donated the profits from The World, War, Freedom, and More to the families of Tennessee National Guardsmen during Desert Storm. Visit his webpage for more of his poetry. A second printing of his second book, Moontides And Other Changes, is scheduled for release in the near future as well as being available in e-book format. In addition to having his work featured in newspapers, on radio, and tv Jones' poetry, POW/MIA and And, They Were There, Too, is carved in the Ellis County Veteran's Memorial in Waxahachie, Texas. See info and pictures of this wonderful monument HERE Jones also recited The Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Monument dedication in Orlando.
Today, Jones is a father of four and grandfather to eight who reside in Spokane, Washington. He continues to write poetry and tries to be successful as a song lyricist in White Bluff, (Nashville area) Tennessee.
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This is the book that Col. David Hackworth calls, "A must read by today's soldiers."
Quiet Storm Publishing
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In the tradition of Michael Herr's award-winning Dispatches, Samuel Brantley breaks new ground in this edgy, irreverent memoir of a young man's evolution from a wide-eyed Marine aviation cadet dedicated to flying and serving his country, to a battle-weary veteran struggling to re-enter civilian life in post-Vietnam America. Along the way, Brantley treats his readers to a parallax view of war and the military-from the air, the ground, and the inside-out.
Price $15.95, 270 pages
From Hellgate Press