Being There: Vietnam War and Other Stories

Being There: Vietnam War and Other Stories

by Rod Carlson


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In Being There. Vietnam War and Other Stories. Rod Carlson writes that the Marine pilots he flew with were the best men he'd ever know. His stories strap you into a helicopter pilot's seat, take you into combat the way only the "fortunate few" have ever seen war and why flying with those heroic men made it the best of times and their deaths made it the worst of times.
His other stories focus on surviving officer training, going to war and still others on veterans grappling with civilian life.
While veterans typically keep Vietnam to themselves; "You had to be there to understand," they say, being there is what these stories are all about ... they'll take you there and let you see for yourself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781542697026
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Rod Carlson grew up in northern Minnesota, received a bachelor's degree in history from Principia College and an MBA from the University Of Virginia Darden School Of Business. He attended the 40th Marine Officer Candidate Class and The Basic School at Quantico and earned the wings of a naval aviator in the fall of 1967. In Vietnam he flew medevac, resupply and other missions in UH-34D and CH-46A helicopters from bases at Marble Mountain and Phu Bai and off the carrier USS Tripoli. While in-country, he was promoted to captain. Following that tour of duty, he was deployed aboard the carrier USS Guam and flew post-earthquake relief missions in the Andes Mountains. His stories have been published in newspapers as well as literary, military history and veteran publications.

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