Walking Dead: A Marine's Story of Vietnam

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FROM RAW RECRUIT TO COMBAT HERO
In July 1965, Pfc. Craig Roberts crossed the Da Nang River with the 9th Marines — into the heart of a jungle alive with savage Viet Cong. Eight months later his unit would be called...
THE WALKING DEAD
In constant danger, they flushed the enemy from tunnels and rat traps; defused lethal mines, punji pits, and trip wires; and scored countless hits in ambushes, sweeps, and all-out...

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Overview

FROM RAW RECRUIT TO COMBAT HERO
In July 1965, Pfc. Craig Roberts crossed the Da Nang River with the 9th Marines — into the heart of a jungle alive with savage Viet Cong. Eight months later his unit would be called...
THE WALKING DEAD
In constant danger, they flushed the enemy from tunnels and rat traps; defused lethal mines, punji pits, and trip wires; and scored countless hits in ambushes, sweeps, and all-out firefights. From booby-trapped villages to battles at Cam Ne, Le Son, the Phong Le Bridge, and in "Operation Starlight," they shared incredible risks, comradeship, and pride. Now Roberts tells the gripping tale of their war.
Shot down and rescued, wounded in action, Roberts survived against fantastic odds and served as an automatic rifleman, recon leader, sniper, and as an advisor to a Combined Action Company of ARVN Rangers. Transformed from an ordinary nineteen-year-old into a deadly killer, he was the recipient of ten decorations, including two Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and a Combat Action Ribbon. His memoir is a story of extraordinary challenges met for honor, freedom, and the Corps.

Shot down and rescued, wounded in action, Craig Roberts survived against fantastic odds in the sultry jungles of Vietnam, receiving ten decorations. His memoir is a story of extraordinary challenges met for honor, freedom, and the Corps. Reissue.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671657772
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1989
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 202,331
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles W. Sasser has been a full-time freelance writer, journalist, and photographer since 1979. He is a veteran of both the U.S. Navy (journalist) and U.S. Army (Special Forces, the Green Berets), a combat veteran and former combat correspondent wounded in action. He also served fourteen years as a police officer (in Miami, Florida, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he was a homicide detective). He is author, co-author or contributing author of more than 30 books and novels, including One Shot-One Kill and Hill 488, both available from Pocket Books. Sasser now lives on a ranch in Chouteau, Oklahoma, with his wife Donna.

Craig Roberts retired from the armed forces in 1999 with 30 years total service. He was awarded ten decorations for his Marine Corps service in Vietnam, where he served as a Marine sniper. He was also a career police officer with the Tulsa, Oklahoma, police department. An internationally published writer, he is the author of Combat Medic-Vietnam and Police Sniper, as well as the co-author of One Shot-One Kill, and The Walking Dead.

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    Intense read!!

    If you're like me, something about war books just gets your blood moving. Movies try to get a picture of war, but they are often "over-militarized." There is indeed a lot of action during a tour of duty, but there is also a considerable amount of boredom, boredom movies cannot grasp. So this is not only a "Hard-charging combat account" but also some details of downtime that help the reader grasp the war times as a whole. This account is intense and puts you in the jungles of Vietnam. Want more books reviews? my pen name plus .com

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    the walking dead.

    this was an ok read for me. one soldiers account and opinion of his time in vietnam. I would definatly encourage anyone interested in reading about vietnam to check out Steel My Soldiers' Hearts, by David Hackworth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2008

    Recommended Book That Allows Our Respect In Military Servicemen To Grow (Reviewed By TheBookworm)

    The Walking Dead: A Marine¿s Story of Vietnam by Craig Roberts and Charles W. Sasser<BR/>Publication Date: January 1989<BR/>Not Rated<BR/>R - Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity<BR/>Recommended<BR/><BR/>19 year old US Marine PFC Craig Roberts is a rifleman, recon leader, sniper, and your ordinary grunt trying to stay alive long enough to get back home from Vietnam. The crossing of the Da Nang River in July of 1965 marked the beginning of a long, depressing, horrific and deadly tour of duty for the 9th Marines. They entered high in spirits and strong in numbers, most left in body bags or on stretchers. The Walking Dead takes you deep into the Vietnam jungle where the Marines grow bonds far stronger than mere friendship while fighting against the evil, vile, horrific attacks and tortures of the NVA.<BR/><BR/>The Walking Dead is a great book for a reader looking for a better understanding of Vietnam Vets. This book brought you up close to evil, horror, fear, exhaustion, and fake lighthearted humor needed to survive the war mentally intact. Military Nonfiction/Biographies are such great books to help boost our respect for service men. You follow a group a guys who not only lean on each other for psychical survival reasons but for mental strength in a time where you could easily go crazy. They feel forlorn and lonely, and some do fall into companionship temptation. Some try to numb the hurt and sadness with drugs or alcohol but many instead looked for hope and joy in family members. And many didn¿t make it home. These things are not only eerie and depressing, but true and real consternations. Then you must realize that they did it all for you. Soldiers fighting to protect us is one of the greatest gifts we Americans have and The Walking Dead is a book in which the first hand accounts of the terror of war aids us in growing respect for the brave men who fought in it.<BR/><BR/>I recommend The Walking Dead for its ability to assist in the growth of respect for the military, but I suggest that this book be read by older teen readers because of the violence, sexual content, and because the f-word is used at least once on almost every page.<BR/><BR/>Date Reviewed: December 26th, 2008 <BR/><BR/>For more book reviews and book information, check my blog at www.inthecurrent.blogspot.com

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    Posted November 12, 2008

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