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Dr. Tom's War
     

Dr. Tom's War

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by Lucia Viti
 

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One fateful day, Lucia Viti stumbled upon an ancient Harry & David fruit box while cleaning the attic. The box was filled with Vietnam memorabilia—the remnants of her father’s tour of duty in 1967 as a Battalion Surgeon in An Hoa. Lucia became obsessed with a need to reconnect with the memories of her father and spent four years traveling across America,

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One fateful day, Lucia Viti stumbled upon an ancient Harry & David fruit box while cleaning the attic. The box was filled with Vietnam memorabilia—the remnants of her father’s tour of duty in 1967 as a Battalion Surgeon in An Hoa. Lucia became obsessed with a need to reconnect with the memories of her father and spent four years traveling across America, gathering stories from the Marines of the Second Battalion Fifth Marine Regiment, First Marine Division who served alongside her father. This quest to learn about a Dr. Tom she never knew turned into a unique journey of discovery through the eyes of a very special brotherhood of young men. A journey that weaves the Marine esprit de corps with the horrors and humor of war with a first-hand, no-holds-barred perspective on combat life in Vietnam in 1967.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934452516
Publisher:
Bedazzled Ink Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
953,632
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Meet the Author

Lucia Viti was born in Brooklyn and bred in the Bronx, NY and has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of West Virginia. She spent over twenty years in New York as both a copywriter and program director in marketing, advertising, and public relations in the health and wellness profession. In 1999, she moved to San Diego to pursue a career in publishing. Ms. Viti has worked as a certified fitness professional in group exercise and personal training for thirty years and continues to write for health and wellness trade journals and publications.

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Dr. Tom's War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
howdyb More than 1 year ago
This is a great book about a navy doctor in Viet Nam and interviews with the people whose lives he touched. You really get the feel of how brave and honorable these marines and corpsmen were and the horror of war that they had to deal with. A must read for all americans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fubar4 More than 1 year ago
Dr Tom's War is the sometimes emotional journey of young lady's search to learn more about her father. Along the way, the reader gets a exceptional boots on the ground view of what life as a doctor, corpsman or marine in Vietnam was like. Lucia Viti not only tells her father's tale but also gives a voice to those who served in 1967 and returned and to those who never came back. The book is a great read for both history and military enthusiasts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well researched with the true story of the war with real marines, doctors, and corpsmen. You cannot put it down once you open it. It provides a sense of awe with these men. It also gives a true reflection of the daughter's emotional journey to discover her Father.