War Stories: An Enlisted Marine in Vietnam

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War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam is a memoir of my two years in the United States Marine Corps. It tells what it was like to enlist in the Marine Corps and serve as a field radio operator with an infantry battalion. We operated near the southern edge of the DMZ in Vietnam in 1967, a time and place of intense fighting. It took forty years of writing and rewriting to distill that two years into this book, because it took that long for me to become this honest about my experience. I'm glad I didn't rush ...
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Overview

War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam is a memoir of my two years in the United States Marine Corps. It tells what it was like to enlist in the Marine Corps and serve as a field radio operator with an infantry battalion. We operated near the southern edge of the DMZ in Vietnam in 1967, a time and place of intense fighting. It took forty years of writing and rewriting to distill that two years into this book, because it took that long for me to become this honest about my experience. I'm glad I didn't rush it, because none of the earlier versions were as good as this one.
This book is not so much about military tactics, as it is about what it feels like to be a Marine. It might be of particular interest to young people considering enlistment in the Marine Corps, to Marine officers, both commissioned and non-commissioned, and to family members of Marines, but it is really written for everyone.
Most of us believe that the world is less than ideal, and that there are people and countries out there from whom we need to defend ourselves. Marines and the Marine Corps are an important part of that defense. When we ask citizens to become Marines, to defend us, we owe it to them to try to understand what we are asking. This book can help. A common reaction of many early readers has been, "I had no idea it was like that."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466464445
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,074,306
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen G. MacDonald enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 and served for two years, including ten months in Vietnam.
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