Through The Eyes Of A Tiger

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In August of 1962, civilian medical doctor Jay Hoyland became an active-duty captain and medical officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. For the next twelve months, Hoyland provided medical support as a flight surgeon to the Ninety-Third Helicopter Company-the Soc Trang Tigers. It was a year that would prove to be pivotal for Vietnam, the United States, and Hoyland himself.

Through the Eyes of a Tiger is the story of one man's tour of duty in the Mekong ...

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Through the Eyes of a Tiger: An Army Flight Surgeon's Vietnam Journal

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Overview

In August of 1962, civilian medical doctor Jay Hoyland became an active-duty captain and medical officer in the U.S. Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. For the next twelve months, Hoyland provided medical support as a flight surgeon to the Ninety-Third Helicopter Company-the Soc Trang Tigers. It was a year that would prove to be pivotal for Vietnam, the United States, and Hoyland himself.

Through the Eyes of a Tiger is the story of one man's tour of duty in the Mekong Delta from November of 1962 through November of 1963. With the help of Hoyland's wartime journals and letters sent home to his family, he recreates an unvarnished account of his life during this tumultuous time. Whether it is a heartbreaking visit to a Catholic orphanage, the adrenaline of combat, the unique relationship between brothers-in-arms, or the horrors of the hospital ward, Hoyland's vivid imagery and thoughtful prose paint a realistic portrait of war.

Set against the broader historical context of the Vietnam War, Through the Eyes of a Tiger is a worthy addition to the scholarship available on the Vietnam War. But more importantly, it reveals the dramatic impact of war, both present and future, on the soldier himself.

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2014-07-23
This semiautobiographical historical novel tells the story of a medical doctor in 1962 drafted into the Army and assigned to a tour of duty in Vietnam.When medical intern Jay Hoyland is drafted, he's deferred so he can finish his internship. Then, after a few months of training, Hoyland, now a captain, is sent to Soc Trang in Vietnam as a flight surgeon, a medic who cares for pilots and flight crews. Doc Hoyland's 12-month tour is filled with the same troubles that might befall a civilian doctor—e.g., tending to a laceration or running short on both staff and supplies—but there are always reminders that he's in a war zone: the sound of mortar rounds in the distance and seeing soldiers die, including some of his friends. As the doc counts the days until he returns to the U.S., he becomes increasingly anxious, particularly since the enemy is ramping up its fight against American troops and the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. The author's novel, though presented as a journal with dated entries, more closely resembles a standard first-person narrative with vivid descriptions of the environment and a good amount of dialogue. This, however, doesn't diminish the experience for readers; Hoyland's arrival in Saigon is an indelible fusion of odors, like charcoal smoke and decaying vegetation, while the excess of bugs in the monsoon creates a "thick fog." The narrative alternates between the journal and correlating historical information, the latter distinguished by bold print. Hoyland (The Palace of Versailles, 2001)—the pen name of James G. Hall, a Vietnam vet—says in his preface that the historical segments can be ignored, but they prove valuable, thoroughly demonstrating the enemy's mounting strength while generating suspense with the VC's perspective, making it clear that VC troops are waiting in the jungle for approaching U.S. choppers, including Hoyland's. The book does have its lighter moments, as when the doc organizes a Christmas party for children at an orphanage and a leprosarium. But the greatest impact here is the disturbing sense of danger for Hoyland when, for example, machine-gun fire hits his chopper and he's covered in blood and flesh that aren't his.An officer caring for soldiers in the field distinguishes this Vietnam account, and the fierce war setting will leave history enthusiasts content.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440133053
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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