An Oklahoma Cherokee, Dwight W. Birdwell served the military in Vietnam, starting as a gung-ho soldier in a well-led, hard charging cavalry troop. After the Tet Offensive, and by the time Birdwell rotated home, morale in Vietnam was shot, and malingering, marijuana, and defeatism were the order of the day. Birdwell is now an attorney with his own law firm. 32 photos. 256 pp.
|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.82(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.98(d)|
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Outstanding is the only word to describe this book! It is hard to understand how any person could survive the many difficult situations described in this fine work, and continue to function in a meaningful manner. I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the authors to commit this remarkable story to print.
The final two pages of the book were probably the most honest assessment of a good number of those who returned. Book was an easy reader as it kept you personally involved in the story as you read it. Author shared problems with equipment, personnel and the way the war was run. He also shared how friendships were made and how long lasting they could be. Interesting to see how people reacted in the middle of conflicts. All vets knew people just like those in this story. Enjoyed the ride in the tank with the author. But in twelve months we say how the war changed and how it affected the soldiers and yet we stayed over there another five years.