Fighting Shadows in Vietnam: A Combat Memoir

Fighting Shadows in Vietnam: A Combat Memoir

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by Michael P. Moynihan
     
 

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In this memoir, set as deeply in his mind as in the Southeast Asian jungle, a young American soldier embarks on a journey to a war that, for him, will never be over.

The world was a playground for Mickey, a naive Irish American kid bored with his life. His father served in World War II, his brother was a Marine in Vietnam; now it was his turn. His 365 days in

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In this memoir, set as deeply in his mind as in the Southeast Asian jungle, a young American soldier embarks on a journey to a war that, for him, will never be over.

The world was a playground for Mickey, a naive Irish American kid bored with his life. His father served in World War II, his brother was a Marine in Vietnam; now it was his turn. His 365 days in the hell that was Vietnam builds in torment until an attack on a bunker complex in Cambodia. Wounded, his friend captured, he becomes a tormented survivor knowing he is always just a heartbeat from death. His adventure-turned-nightmare brings a visceral understanding of the words penned by Thoreau, the very same words Mickey's father spoke throughout Mickey's youth: "The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation," especially those at war. This memoir chronicles the key perspective-shaping experiences of a U.S. Army grunt fighting in Vietnam.

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Moynihan...describes how he joined the army, his training, his experiences in the jungle, how he was wounded in an attack on a bunker complex in Cambodia, and how he returned after a year in service

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786478309
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/27/2014
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
337,856
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Vietnam veteran Michael P. Moynihan, Jr., served as a radioman with the First Cavalry Division in 1970. He lives in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Fighting Shadows in Vietnam: A Combat Memoir 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An accurate and earnest recollection of war