Last Man Out: A Personal Account of the Vietnam War

Last Man Out: A Personal Account of the Vietnam War

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by James E. Parker
     
 

"I WAS AMONG THE FIRST MEN IN,
AND I WAS THE LAST MAN OUT."

In Vietnam, at both the start and finish of the conflict, 2d Lt. James E. Parker Jr. saw the war as few men did. Now, with uncommon insight and raw honesty, he captures the stark realities of jungle combat, heavy casualties, and heroic sacrifice. From the tight confines of a VC-occupied Cu

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"I WAS AMONG THE FIRST MEN IN,
AND I WAS THE LAST MAN OUT."

In Vietnam, at both the start and finish of the conflict, 2d Lt. James E. Parker Jr. saw the war as few men did. Now, with uncommon insight and raw honesty, he captures the stark realities of jungle combat, heavy casualties, and heroic sacrifice. From the tight confines of a VC-occupied Cu Chi tunnel to bloody firefights in areas that hardcore VC and NVA vets had controlled for decades, Parker relives the rain, the heat, the horror, the pain—and the anguish of kneeling beside a buddy whose blood turnd the soil black as he lays dying. Vietnam exacted a very high price. Parker pays tribute to the men who paid it.

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From the Publisher

"Uplifting and insightful."
—Publishers Weekly

"Candid, realistic, very readable. . . . An important contribution to the literature of the Vietnam War."
—ED BURKE
   President, 28th Infantry Association

"Describes in vivid detail the total hell of ground combat and the great trust and camaraderie that develops among men."
—WILLIAM G. BAINBRIDGE
   Sergeant Major of the Army (Ret.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345484826
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2000
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

James E. Parker Jr. was born in North Carolina in 1942. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in the U.S. Army from 1964 to 1967. He was recruited by the central Intelligence Agency in 1970 and spent his entire career working undercover both in domestic assignments and overseas. Now retired to Pinehurst, N.C., he lectures and writes.

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Last Man Out 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this because Mac was one of my friends and I remember his father being so proud of his service to his country. I realize the book was one man's story, but I found the author to appear rather cocky.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tammy horton More than 1 year ago
Fantastic.one of the best books about vietnam I've ever read