Vietnam War

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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The Hunter Killers by Dan Hampton

August 10, 2015

Dan Hampton is a retired USAF F-16 pilot who flew in the Iraq War, the Kosovo conflict, and the first Gulf War during his twenty-year military career. He also is the author of---among other books---the best-selling…

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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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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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Marshall’s Marauders by Allan A. Lobeck

July 18, 2015

Allan A. Lobeck's Marshall’s Marauders  (Lulu, 396 pp., $33.92; $2.99, Kindle) has one unique feature: Of the hundreds of Vietnam War novels I have read, this is the only one that has no page numbers.…

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Beyond Dark Clouds by Glen D. Edwards

July 17, 2015

Glen D. Edwards, who served as an Australian Army medic in the Vietnam War, called on thirty-eight Vietnam veterans and family members to produce historical capsules of what he calls their pre-service, service, post-service, and next…

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Vietnam…Viet-Bloody-Nam by Davide A. Cottone

July 16, 2015

Davide E. Cottone's Vietnam... Viet-Bloody-Nam  (P.I.E. Books, 270 pp., $26.99, paper; $6.99, Kindle) is about Manfred and Tony, two Australians born shortly after World War II who grow up to be close friends. They take very…

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Beyond the Names by Gary L. Knepp

July 15, 2015

Beyond the Names: A Tribute to the Clermont County, Ohio, Vietnam War Dead (Little Miami Publishing,  306 pp., $22.50, paper) is a work of love and admiration for forty men who lost their lives as a…

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‘Occupied Territories’: New Play Set in the Vietnam War

July 15, 2015

  A new theater piece called "Occupied Territories" recently had a limited run at the Anacostia Playhouse in Washington, D.C.  The play, written by Nancy Bannon and its director Mollye Maxner,  is set in Vietnam during…

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