Beneath the Bamboo: A Vietnam War Story [NOOK Book]

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“I watched two point men take a 50-caliber machine gun bullet to the head, and watched the third being grabbed and taken behind enemy lines. Two enemy soldiers, which we often referred to as gooks, quickly came after me. As I quickly mowed them down with my automatic rifle, I crawled backwards away from the enemy gunfire, using my helmet to push sand in front of me as I went, which made it possible to look behind me. But as I looked ...
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Beneath the Bamboo: A Vietnam War Story

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Overview

Excerpt:

“I watched two point men take a 50-caliber machine gun bullet to the head, and watched the third being grabbed and taken behind enemy lines. Two enemy soldiers, which we often referred to as gooks, quickly came after me. As I quickly mowed them down with my automatic rifle, I crawled backwards away from the enemy gunfire, using my helmet to push sand in front of me as I went, which made it possible to look behind me. But as I looked back, I realized that my safety net was no longer safe. I saw my entire company falling like dominoes. Medics were running left and right, risking their lives to help others with bravery that even the most amazing soldier couldn’t hope to match.
Some of the events I witnessed during that moment were beyond comprehension. I watched a young, courageous black medic take an 80-millimeter round to his head, and his whole body instantly turned to smoke. Young nineteen and twenty year old kids were crying like children, but fighting like someone had raped their sisters. So many things were going through my head at that moment, and in one single heartbeat I was overwhelmed with a flashback of my entire life. This is my story, from point A to B, of my life and times in the midst of hell on Earth.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016106809
  • Publisher: Jonathon Jones
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 63,372
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in a small town in central Illinois, Jonathon Jones has spent most of his life involved in academic pursuits. He attended the University of Illinois where he studied Art History, and later received a Bachelor's degree in Art History at the University of South Florida. In addition, he also received a Master's degree in Library Science at that same University. He is also a member of the Society for Collegiate Scholars as well as the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.

Some of his many research projects have involved nutrition, philosophy, art, antiques, history, and human relations. His personal interests are movies, trivia games, visiting historic sites, and museums.

For 25 years of his life he has been an avid researcher and collector of antiques and collectibles, and since 1997 has been a seller as well, primarily via online auction sites such as Ebay. He has also collaborated with and sent textual and visual submissions (Using his alternate name--Jonathon Jones is a pen name) to Ted Hake, writer of the Hake's Character Collectibles Guides, and some of his former collection pieces have been pictured within the pages of those books.

His most recent dream is to write informative manuals as well as short stories via the E-book format, and with the love and support of his family and friends, he hopes this dream will become a reality. He currently resides in Florida near his family, whom he would like to thank wholeheartedly for giving him the hope and inspiration that he needs to make all of his dreams come true.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    A soldier's story

    If you, like myself, have used the passing years to cloud the painful memory of Vietnam and the men who we sent in harm's way, this is a must read.

    A simply written story as told from father to son of the day by day realities of war and the reflections now of life changes. If you are looking for a flowing fictionalized written version of a horrible war, this is not for you. These are honest memories of a very young man thrown by the draft into the midst of unbelievable circumstances. The fear, the bravery, the loneliness, the friendships, the growth and regrets.

    This is not a book for critics but is a book for the person who believes we should never forget a true soldier's story. Only then can we understand what we ask of them.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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