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What Are They Going to Do, Send Me to Vietnam?: My Recollections of a Time so Long Ago
     

What Are They Going to Do, Send Me to Vietnam?: My Recollections of a Time so Long Ago

by Jack C. Stoddard, Thomas White (Foreword by)
 

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Unlike any other story written about the Vietnam War, this book is written primarily for the parents, children and friends of the Vietnam veteran. Being a collection of 31 true stories, it details the adventures of a young soldier's almost three years of combat as he matures from a green rookie into a hardened veteran.

You'll laugh and cry as you travel along with

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Unlike any other story written about the Vietnam War, this book is written primarily for the parents, children and friends of the Vietnam veteran. Being a collection of 31 true stories, it details the adventures of a young soldier's almost three years of combat as he matures from a green rookie into a hardened veteran.

You'll laugh and cry as you travel along with Sgt. Jack Stoddard and his buddies through the daily task of becoming men, while most of their peers remain young adults in the distant homeland known as "The World."

Learn how these young men sleep, what they wear and even what good ole Army chow is like. Feel what it's like to read a letter from home, to walk down a jungle trail or ride on a fifty-ton M48 tank as it smashes its way into thick bamboo covered enemy bunker complexes.

More than anything else, this book tells it like it really was. The good times and the bad, the happy crazy days and the saddest of sad days. Know the joy of going on R&R and the agony of facing the remaining six months of duty upon return. Most of all, you'll learn about the bonding of young men and the pride, honor and dignity they feel even in the middle of an unpopular war. Race or religion doesn't matter, only standing by your buddies when they need you most.

What Are They Going To Do, Send Me To Vietnam? speaks for the men who even today can't find the words to tell it themselves. This is their story as well.

Editorial Reviews

Family of Frank Saracino
Sgt. Frank Saracino is one of the 58,178 names on the Viet Nam Wall. We are his family who love and miss him terribly, but we are more fortunate than most of these families who have loved ones listed on the wall. This is due to Jack Stoddard's vividly written book. Because of Jack's courage to relive this traumatic event, we have finally been given the opportunity to heal some of the pain from the loss of Frank and obtain some much needed closure in our family's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967805504
Publisher:
Sunrise Mountain Publishing
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.61(d)

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Hersey
Bob Hersey, “Killer” K Troop 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Vietnam
Take it from me as someone who has been there, Jack’s Vietnam is a true-to-life account of the way it really was, not like Hollywood would have us believe. Whether you are a student of the war or just someone with a casual interest, you will surely find plenty to interest you. To say that I recommend this book is most assuredly an understatement. This is not a book to recommend. This is a book to have on your bookshelf. A book to read again and again.

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