American Warrior: A Combat Memoir Of Vietnam

American Warrior: A Combat Memoir Of Vietnam

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American Warrior: A Combat Memoir Of Vietnam by John C. Bahnsen

Brigadier General John C. "Doc" Bahnsen, Jr.

One of America's most decorated soldiers in the Vietnam War. The ultimate warrior who engaged the enemy from nearly every type of aircraft and armored vehicle in the Army's inventory. An expert strategist who developed military tactics later adopted as doctrine. A revered leader ready to plunge into the thick of battle with his bare hands...

From Fort Knox to the front lines, accounts of Doc's brilliance in time of war became the stuff of legend—stories that are told with reverence to this day, inspiring raw recruits as well as America's future leaders. Now, drawing on his own recollections, as well as those of the men who fought beside him, Doc Bahnsen gives a full, uncensored account of his astonishing war record—and an unforgettable ground-level view of the day-to-day realities of serving one's country.

"Spellbinding.  .  .a must-read."—Thomas E. White, Jr.,18th Secretary of the Army

"Uncensored, raw, and striking.  .  .I recommend it highly."—General Barry R. McCaffrey

"Packed with heaps of heroism, courage, sacrifice, controvery—and a dash of humor."—Major General James L. Dozier

"This book explodes like a hand grenade. Be ready for a hell of a read!"—Lieutenant General Hank Emerson

**Main Selection of the Military Book Club**

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806528076
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 8.78(w) x 5.98(h) x 1.41(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Brigadier General John C. "Doc" Bahnsen, Jr., was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1956, following his graduation from West Point. As a captain and major, he served two combat tours in Vietnam, 1965-66 and 1968-69. His 18 medals for gallantry make him one of the most decorated officers to have served in the Vietnam War. Major General George S. Patton praised him as the best, most highly motivated and professionally competent combat leader he had ever served with. Following retirement General Bahnsen has been a consultant to several defense companies, a writer for military publications, and a motivational speaker to a wide variety of audiences. He resides in West Virginia.

Wess Roberts, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun and other acclaimed nonfiction. His books have been published in 24 languages. He makes his home in Utah.

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American Warrior: A Combat Memoir Of Vietnam 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bighcan More than 1 year ago
Should be rewritten in another format.
Pangtown46 More than 1 year ago
A great number of books on the Vietnam War are penned by academics and writiers who have never worn a military uniform. Precious few have been written by those who actually fought the fight. Fewer still are books containing eyewitness collaboration. Written in an altogether original stlye, American Warrior is rare among the rare books written by a true hero and his heroics are verified by those who fought with him. Indeed, this book takes the reader right to the battles fought by one of America's most highly decorated, audacious, irreverent, and courageous warriors-Doc Bahnsen. Moreover, it details the non-combat life of American soldiers who generously provided their time, talent, food, medical supplies, clothing and more to assist orphanages and poor, rural villagers. Much more than one soldier's memoirs, it is also the legacy of those who served with him, and that story is real, precise, and graphic. It will make you laugh, bring tears to your eyes, and make you wish America and its Free-World allies had finished the war to keep South Vietnam free from Communist rule, a war clearly won on battlefields in Southeast Asia but lost in the tangled web of Cold War politics at home. In the end, it will leave you scratching your head, wondering how Doc did what he did and wishing our armed forces could clone more of him to lead its men and women in the fight against the cowardly,deadly religious extremists so zealously bent on destroying what is good and right in the world today.