Faded Glory

Faded Glory

by David Gallup
     
 

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This is a fascinating and hard-hitting account kept in the journal of a young Marine Corps infantryman during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War. The epilogue follows the author back to Vietnam in the 1990's.

Overview

This is a fascinating and hard-hitting account kept in the journal of a young Marine Corps infantryman during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War. The epilogue follows the author back to Vietnam in the 1990's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412201834
Publisher:
Trafford Publishing
Publication date:
09/06/2006
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Meet the Author

David Gallup left college in 1968 and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps thinking he was doing the right thing, the patriotic thing. His intention was to help the repressed peoples of the Republic of South Vietnam. He ended up in the Marine Corps as a "grunt" in the spring of 1969. He returned to civilian life in 1970 a much older and changed man.

Years later he became involved with the Vietnam Veterans of America and the Veterans for Peace as a result of his disillusionment with his service and experiences during the war in Vietnam. In 1988 he became involved with a non-governmental organization based in Northern California. The Veterans Vietnam Restoration Project was born with the idea of sending Vietnam veterans back to Vietnam to do humanitarian aid projects for the people of Vietnam. It was intended as both a helping hand to the underprivileged of Vietnam but also as a way for American veterans to heal psychological wounds suffered during the war.

He became the Vice President of the organization as well as a member of the executive board of directors. His involvement led him to several returns to Vietnam, both as a member of the VVRP and later on his own, continuing to do humanitarian aid work throughout the country.

Faded Glory is both the story of the author's experiences during the war as a Marine Corps grunt and that of his adventures in Vietnam in the 1990s. Mr. Gallup is married to a Vietnamese wife and continues to support the people of Vietnam, not the Communist government, through volunteer work and contributions.

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