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Dead Center: A Marine Sniper's Two-Year Odyssey in the Vietnam War

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Small Town Boy in a Soldiers Shoes

This is a book following a young man by the name of Ed Kugler. He joined the Marines in the mid 1960s to get out of his boring little town. His parents didn¿t support him about going into the military. After training he was involved in the Dominican crisis and eventuall...
This is a book following a young man by the name of Ed Kugler. He joined the Marines in the mid 1960s to get out of his boring little town. His parents didn¿t support him about going into the military. After training he was involved in the Dominican crisis and eventually Vietnam. He volunteered to go to Vietnam and when he got to Vietnam he volunteered to become a Marine scout sniper. The entire time he was in Vietnam every letter he got from his parents had something in it saying that he made a mistake going to Vietnam. He trained in Vietnam for a while to become a scout sniper. When he was finished him and his partner joined a recon team. Read the book and experience the adventures, and tragedies that Kug experiences in Vietnam. There were a lot of good things and just a few bad things in the book Dead center Just a few of the good things were he described his situations very well, and he explained his feelings about tragedies and very good things that happened to him. He also described the men in his unit so good d that you could picture them and hear how they talked. Of the few problems in this book the only one that bothered me was one page he¿d be talking about one day the next page he¿d be talking about a day three days later. He only did this a few times, and I understand he has to do it because he cant talk about every day eh was in Vietnam it would be too big of a book. Dead center is not part and a series and has no sequels, and is a book that reminds me of the movie We Were Soldiers. A lot of kind of people would like this book, because there are sad, funny, and historical parts in this book. The people that would enjoy this most though would be someone who just likes a great adventure.

posted by Anonymous on January 5, 2007

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

A must NOT read.....

I've read countless books on Vietnam and wars in general. I served almost 15 years in the military myself and I find this book to a total let down. He stated that this would be the best nam book I would ever read, not even close. If you want to read a good book abo...
I've read countless books on Vietnam and wars in general. I served almost 15 years in the military myself and I find this book to a total let down. He stated that this would be the best nam book I would ever read, not even close. If you want to read a good book about snipers, real snipers that went out by themselves or with a spotter then read 'Marine Sniper, 93 Comfirmed Kills'. That book is a page turner about a man with some serious shooting and concelment skill.

posted by Anonymous on January 28, 2006

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