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Posted November 11, 2013
Fiction for the most part, or else a memory distorted by time. T
Fiction for the most part, or else a memory distorted by time. The events Hardwick described about November 6, 1968 involving Mike 3/7, especially the deaths of Sleigh and Timmons, never happened as he described it. I know, I was there... no more than 10 yards from LT. Sleigh when he was hit by shrapnel. No his face wasn't gone, it was covered in mud. And he had a large chunk of hot metal through the back of his head.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
No, we did not lose "all five corpsmen". Here again, I know... I was one of them.
"Hardwick did it all–walking point, springing ambushes, capturing prisoners, and spending months in the bush surrounded by crack NVA troops"??? Come on Hardwick, you were an FO, not a grunt. NEVER, did I ever see any FO do the things he said he did. Good Lord, 2nd LTs never change - they win wars all by themselves!
Hardwick, I know it would not have made good reading for you to describe the actual details of your tour in Vietnam, so call this book what it is... Fiction.