Memoir

There and Back by Lisa A. Lark

August 30, 2015

Lisa A. Lark, the author of There and Back: The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of Those Who Lived It (M.T. Publishing Company, Inc., 136 pp., $39.95), also has written All They Left Behind: Legacies…

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Twin Marines in Hell by Jerry Byrne

August 12, 2015

Jerry Byrne’s Twin Marines in Hell: From Grade School to Vietnam (CreateSpace,  204 pp., $14, 95, paper; $3.99, Kindle), is dedicated to his twin brother, John, who died at age 58 of cancer resulting from exposure to…

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Sorry About That by Dick Denne

August 11, 2015

Dick Denne is a man who can think for himself, an ability that caused him a lot of trouble. Halfway through Sorry About That: A Story from A Soldier's Heart (CreateSpace, 172 pp., $15.95 paper,…

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2nd Platoon: Journey of the Pack by Billy W. Smith

August 3, 2015

Billy W. Smith (in the photo above, donating a copy of his book to the Elba, Alabama, High School library )  served as an infantryman with Alpha Company, 1st of the 27th, the "Wolfhounds" of…

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351 Days in Da Nang by Ray Norton

July 30, 2015

In 351 Days in Da Nang: Memories of a Navy Investigator  (CreateSpace, 116 pp.,  $23.75, paper) Ray Norton tells us he never says he "fought in Viet Nam (because I didn't). I do say I…

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The Secret Place of the Most High by S. T. Simms

July 29, 2015

The Secret Place of the Most High (Little Miami, 37 pp., $6, paper) is S. T. Simms' testimony to the power of the 91st Psalm. The mother of Simms' best friend called his attention to…

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Life on a $5 Bet by Edward J. Mechenbier with Linda D. Swink

July 28, 2015

Way back when, several Americans wrote about their experiences as POWs in the Vietnam War. The books by Robinson Risner and John Dramesi made a great impact on me because they graphically detailed the physical…

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Rolling Coffins by Brian Richard Esher

July 14, 2015

The title and subtitle tell it all: Rolling Coffins: Experiences of a Mechanical Infantry Soldier in the Bloodiest Year of the Vietnam War, 1968 (Page Publishing, 442 pp., $19.50 paper; $9.99, Kindle) by Brian Richard…

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McNamara’s Folly by Hamilton Gregory

July 8, 2015

Hamilton Gregory volunteered for the Army, and served three years, including one in the Vietnam War in military intelligence. He was a strong believer in America’s fight against communism, and thought it was his patriotic…

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Think Snow by Kenneth Kinsler

July 6, 2015

Vietnam War memoirs tell us that decades of learning about life were compacted into a year, or a month, or a week, or a day of combat--maybe  even a few hours. Kenneth Kinsler learned his life's lesson in his…

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