Patrols, ambushes, search and destroy missions–there were many ways to drive the enemy from his own backyard, plunging down VC tunnels, as Ronnau quickly discovered. Based on the journal ronnau kept in Vietnam, Blood Trails captures the hellish jungle war in all its stark life-and-death immediacy. Includes sixteen pages of rare and never-before-seen combat photos.
Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam #ad - Baptism by firechris ronnau volunteered for the army and was sent to Vietnam in January 1967, armed with an M-14 rifle and American Express traveler’s checks.
LZ BingoBookBaby #ad - Twice wounded during his one-year tour of duty, he endured some of the war's hottest moments, including the Tet offensive. If you served in vietnam in the infantry, Bill's story will likely bring back vivid memories. Through bill's account, the reader gains a vicarious understanding of the day-to-day life and challenges of an American infantryman in Vietnam.
If you didn't serve, and if you have a friend who's a Vietnam infantry vet, you'll look at him differently after reading Bill's story. Written in the form of a novel, what makes Bill's true story so compelling is that his experiences likely are similar to those of many other men who served in the infantry in Vietnam.
LZ Bingo #ad - Boe entered the Vietnam war. He served honorably, hand grenades, facing an onslaught of bullets, rockets, mortars, and land mines. This book's primary purpose is to honor those who made it home and those who did not by telling their story through Bill's eyes and ears. You'll come away with a deeper understanding of the challenges and hardships he faced.
In the summer of 1967 20-year-old William K.
The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam WarW. W. Norton & Company #ad - The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there. Army timesamong the best books ever written about men in combat, to follow orders, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice.
The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.
Into the Belly of the Beast: One Man's Year in the Vietnam War#ad - For those who served. It was personal. The sights, sounds and smells of that year have stayed with me my whole life. Fifty-plus years on, I'm ready. Into the belly of the beast is my story. I avoided these memories for a long time, not wanting to give them power over me again. An ordinary boy living through extraordinary, life-changing times and coming to grips with it all.
For America. 1968 was the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War.
That Close: a memory of combat in Vietnam#ad - It also tells a tale of the commonplace courage of the twenty-year-old infantrymen of Charley Company, 5th of the 12th, 199th Light Infantry Brigade, and of the cowardice and character flaws of a Lieutenant more interested in his own glory and advancement than the well-being of his platoon. That close” is the memory of the experiences that surrounded Private Robert Driskill’s combat tour in Vietnam from April to December of 1969.
The good, the bad, and the ugly of a country and an army fighting a distant war for unclear purposes are all on display in this account focused on nine months of war in 1969. The memoir tells his story starting from the ambivalence he had about being drafted through the firefights and wounds he experienced in Vietnam to the estrangement he felt as he walked out of Walter Reed hospital into a civilian world not very interested in a faraway war.
Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's PerspectivePresidio Press #ad - In just ten months in vietnam, shot up, he was overrun, but not underworked—he survived fifty-four missions as point man. He has one hell of a story to tell. You didn't get into the Rangers without volunteering, and you didn't stay on point unless you liked it. But after watching most of his buddies die in a firefight when his LRRP team was overrun by the NVA, Kregg Jorgenson volunteered to serve on a Blue Team in the Air Cavalry, racing to the aid of soldiers who faced the same dangers he had barely survived.
Whether enduring nva sapper attacks, surviving “friendly” fire, or landing in hot LZs, Jorgenson discovered that in Vietnam you never knew whether you were paranoid or just painfully aware of the possibilities.
Undaunted Valor: An Assault Helicopter Unit in Vietnam#ad - Incredible story of an american Hero!” – Author James Rosone of the Red Storm Series. Awarded the silver star, and two bronze stars for valor, Cory’s hair-raising accounts of what it was like to fly over the Jungles of Vietnam will make you feel as if you are right there with him. Grab your copy of this gripping, true-life story of an american war hero today!!Praise for Undaunted Valor – “If you ever wanted to know what it’s like to fly a helicopter in combat or what goes through the minds of those who do, you have to read this book.
From dodging enemy ground fire and rpgs, to constant mortar and rocket attacks on his base, Colonel Cory stared down the enemy to bring his fellow soldiers’ home. Join colonel cory as he recounts some of the most intense helicopter and ground combat of the Vietnam war from the eyes of a man who spent two combat tours there.
Undaunted Valor: An Assault Helicopter Unit in Vietnam #ad - American troops are in contact…the uh-1h helicopter swoops in to bail them out……tracer fire everywhere, the windshield shatters, the door gunners returning fire…Will Colonel Cory’s helicopter be able to rescue the pinned down soldiers?Undaunted Valor is the first hand account of helicopter pilot, Colonel Dan Cory as he flies combat missions in the jungles of Vietnams.
From being shot down by enemy fire, to leading his air crew to repel an enemy assault, Colonel Cory’s firsthand accounts of the Vietnam War are awe inspiring.
Guns Up!: A Firsthand Account of the Vietnam WarPresidio Press #ad - Marine johnnie clark heard that the life expectancy of a machine gunner in Vietnam was seven to ten seconds after a firefight began. Johnnie was only eighteen when he got there, at the height of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he quickly realized the grim statistic held a chilling truth. The marines who fought and bled and died were ordinary men, many still teenagers, but the selfless bravery they showed day after day in a nightmarish jungle war made them true heroes.
The book's continuing success is a tribute to the raw courage and sacrifice of the United States Marines. This new edition of guns up!, filled with photographs and updated information about those harrowing battles, also contains the real names of these extraordinary warriors and details of their lives after the war.
Guns Up!: A Firsthand Account of the Vietnam War #ad - This gut-wrenching firsthand account of the war is a classic in the annals of vietnam literature. Guns up!" was the battle cry that sent machine gunners racing forward with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they would meet their deaths.
A Glorious Nightmare: In 64 Shades of Green#ad - What began as a short letter to his grandchildren evolved into a book chronicling his experiences as a Special Forces Green Beret soldier and honoring those who so gallantly fought beside him. A vietnam veteran shares the story of his first tour to the jungles of Vietnam. Join gamble in the jungle and get a firsthand look into a true life of a Green Beret in Vietnam.
THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir#ad - He held several occupations, giving an opportunity to understand many aspects of the war through his eyes. The project evolved into a cathartic journey, resulting in a compelling, heartfelt memoir. 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.
. There it is, and it don’t mean nothin' are two phrases the grunts used to describe their situation in Vietnam. 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. His recollection of these unlikely friendships is sincere and real.
THERE IT IS...IT DON'T MEAN NOTHIN': A Vietnam War Memoir #ad - Hensler deftly paints scenes, some bloody and some beautiful. 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. Through these varied roles, he was able to connect with locals on a different level than most troops.
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. Hensler’s memoir, was a journey retaken and in some ways, in his words, finally completed.
Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam WarLove the West Publications LLC #ad - Nearly four decades later, captain chamberlain makes right what was wrong; brings closure to the family of a fallen and abandoned warrior; and attempts to put to rest the guilt which plagued his military career and life. Unlike most books on the viet nam War, this book is written at a tactical level by a Marine Company Commander who was there.
In this frank, captain chamberlain chronicles the missions, engaging memoir, personal courage and sacrifice of the Marines he was privileged to command; painfully recalls the unspeakable order he and his Marines were forced to obey; and the cover-up which followed.