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For the next two years, Taylor earned a Ranger tab, served on a division staff, and schooled on. ...
For the next two years, Taylor earned a Ranger tab, served on a division staff, and schooled on. He met his wife, and married her days before he returned to Vietnam.
Taylor's second tour - 1970-71 - was altogether different. He immediately assumed command of Bravo Company, 1/7 Cav, and excelled as a commander and a leader. He was aggressive in the field, confident in his command, and assertive with his superiors. He fought a good war, a successful war, and when he was forced to take a staff job it was as his battalion's intelligence officer. But the war was winding down, its purpose lost. Taylor's spirit's flagged, but not his fidelity.
This well-written combat memoir is heartfelt, earnest, honest and just a little melancholy.
Posted June 28, 2011
A great and very well written read for those who served in Vietnam. It contains some very accurate imagary that brings back a lot of very vivid memories, good and bad. Some of the passages may seem too extreme to have been real but they were...very real. The emotions about the politics of the war closely align with mine. The feeling among the guys during the first tour was to get our hats and go to Hanoi and win the thing. The second tour was an exercise in counting down the days until home, even among the brass who made no secret of their short timer calendars.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 11, 2011
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