Not Your Ordinary Vietnam War Stories shares a few of the stories of men the author served with, men he came to know later in life, men he loved as brothers-in-arms surviving in harm's way, and men who were simply crazy Vietnam vetswith a special story to tell. These are interesting up-and-down tales of wonder and weird, of good times and bad.
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About the Author
Jim Pepper served a year in Southeast Asia, saw action in six different countries, saw men die, saw men crippled by fear and withered by fatigue. Although intensely personal, veteran's stories are colored by common threads. After formally speaking about America's Vietnam experience for more than twenty-five years, he has learned what's important to audiences, and what's not. People most want to know what it was like over there.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am a Marine officer who was in Viet Nam shortly before Mr. Pepper. I found his account absorbing, when he chose to describe what was going on rather than overuse his creative use of "Jody" , his "lessons" delivered in flip language in condescending style, his repetition, vagueness about units served in, and just plain inaccuracies: the commander at the Chosin Reservoir was O. P. Smith, not H. M. Smith; Cornelius Ryan wrote A Bridge To Far, not Cornelius Wilde; and several other suchlike items. A good editor could have benefited this book immensely. I wish I could chat with the author, for his book raised many questions in my mind. Sorry I can't recommend it; it's just too weird.