Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (October 27, 2005)
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Vietnam, A Memoir: Airborne Trooper is the second one paintings of a trilogy on one younger military officer's provider within the Vietnam struggle. the 1st quantity, Saigon Cop, covers his yr as an army Police platoon chief in Saigon. The 3rd quantity, Mekong dust Soldier, describes the battle visible by way of an American consultant to a Vietnamese unit within the rainy Mekong Delta. jointly, the 3 books inform a story of warfare stripped of glory, excessive goal, notion, and superficial patriotism. the point of interest is as a substitute on 5 Bs: booze, babes, boredom, forms, and infrequently battle.In Airborne Trooper, the writer is a semi-trained infantry platoon chief attempting to quick climb a steep studying curve in a single of the Vietnam War's mythical devices, the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The principal component of the publication isn't lots real combating because the tough, virtually animal-like lifestyles of the U.S. infantryman-the grunt, the road doggie, and the boonie rat-during Vietnam. The combating itself levels from short, occasionally one-sided, engagements to 1 of the most expensive efforts of the struggle, the conflict of Dak To in November 1967.