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1087935989
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9781087935980
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Our Vietnam Wars, Volume 3: as told by still more veterans who served

Our Vietnam Wars, Volume 3: as told by still more veterans who served

by William F Brown

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Overview

Want to know what Vietnam was really like? 37 stories with 105 photographs.

Like Volumes 1 & 2, these are real stories told by real people, in their own words, men and women, black and white, Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, officers and enlisted, Americans, Australians, and New Zealanders, from 1955 to 1975, caught up in an all too real war. From the Delta to the DMZ, come walk in their boots. If you were there, you understand. If you weren't, grab a copy and you will, because they're like Doritos. Try a few and you won't be able to stop.

The Vietnam War dominated my generation and affected so many lives in so many different ways. Some of us were drafted. Some enlisted. Some became war heroes, intentional or not, but most of us were just trying to survive. As we all knew, Vietnam was all about luck, good or bad. And there were hundreds of different wars depending on where you were, the year you were there, your service, branch, unit, rank, job, and race. Whether we were truck drivers, helicopter pilots, infantryman, clerk typists, medics, engineers, MPs, sailors out on Yankee station, artillerymen, or cooks, from 1956 to 1976 from the Delta to the DMZ, these stories tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place, how it changed us, and what we did after we came home.

Some of us were drafted. Some enlisted. Some became war heroes, intentional or not, but most of us were just trying to survive. As we all knew, Vietnam was all about luck, good or bad. And there were hundreds of different wars depending on where you were, the year you were there, your service, branch, unit, rank, job, and race. Whether we were truck drivers, helicopter pilots, infantryman, clerk typists, medics, engineers, MPs, sailors out on Yankee station, artillerymen, or cooks, from 1956 to 1976 from the Delta to the DMZ, these stories tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place, how it changed us, and what we did after we came home.

Unfortunately, what little our kids and grandkids know of the war comes from books that only focus on one soldier, one unit, and one year, or movies like Oliver Stone's Platoon and Hamburger Hill, leaving people to think that all we did was crawl through the jungle on the Cambodian border smoking dope. But that wasn't how most of us spent our year. Hopefully, these books will help correct that narrative.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781087935980
Publisher: Indy Pub
Publication date: 12/28/2020
Series: Our Vietnam Wars , #3
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 507,268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

I'm the author of fifteen books now available on Amazon, Kindle, and IngramSpark. The first nine are mystery and international suspense thrillers, two are boxed sets of those, and four are my unique Our Vietnam Wars series of interviews and stories from Vietnam vets about their experiences before, during, and after the war. All are available in Kindle e-books and in Kindle Unlimited. Most are also available in Audible audiobook, and available in paperback.

A native of Chicago, I received a BA from The University of Illinois in History and Russian Area studies, and a Master's in City Planning. I served as a Company Commander in the US Army in Vietnam and later became active in local and regional politics in Virginia. As a Vice President of the real estate subsidiary of a Fortune 500 corporation, I was able to travel widely in the US and now travel extensively abroad, particularly in Europe, Russia, China, and the Middle East, locations which have featured in my writing. When not writing, I play bad golf, have become a dogged runner, and paint passable landscapes in oil and acrylic. Now retired, my wife and I live in Florida.

In addition to the novels, I've written four award-winning screenplays. They've placed First in the suspense category of Final Draft, were a Finalist in Fade In, First in Screenwriter's Utopia - Screenwriter's Showcase Awards, Second in the American Screenwriter's Association, Second at Breckenridge, and others. One was optioned for film.

The best way to follow my work and learn about sales and freebies is through my website http://www.billbrownthrillernovels.com,which has Preview Chapters of each of my novels, interviews, book reviews, and other links.

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