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Posted September 7, 2004
Very Disappointing Read
I found this book a total letdown. I had such high hopes that this memoir was going to be one that challenges the reader and the author, I thought it being written by a CO who was a medic in the Vietnam War (or as the Vietnamese call it the American War) was going to be relentlessly eye-opening from the body bags of the sons of poor and working-class families, to the many My Lai's and perhaps the hardly ever talked about GI Resistance Movement. Instead of any of that, I found him taking part in blowing up parts of the countryside (even if he himself didn't pull the trigger) and taking part in 'massage parlors' with underage Vietnamese girls who service US soldiers and officers. I guess I thought a CO meant not taking part in or supporting a war effort, but after this I can see it sometimes just means standing behind those who shoot.
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