Rolling Coffins

Rolling Coffins

by Brian Richard Esher

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An infantryman's honest account of his experiences during the controversial Vietnam War, this book chronicles the courage and dedication that the American soldiers demonstrated while away from loved ones, in a foreign land where hanging by a thread was the norm every day. It openly discusses the challenges and sacrifices each man had to make in order to survive and protect the lives of his comrades, and it casts a light on the shortcomings of the US government and of those in authority who could have abated the terrifying number of casualties through proper planning and sound judgment. The author, Brian Richard Esher, had witnessed firsthand the horrors of the war and had many close encounters with death. He was sent to Vietnam in 1968, the worst year in terms of casualties. He served with the 25th Infantry Division, 4th Battalion of the 23rd Infantry Mechanized, and received several medals, including the second-highest military award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross.

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ISBN-13: 9781634171106
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 10/08/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Brian Richard Esher was born in New York City. He was drafted into the ARMY in October of 1967 and was sent to Vietnam as an infantryman in April of 1968, the worst year in terms of causalities. He served with the 25th Infantry Division, 4th battalion of the 23rd Infantry Mechanized. After being wounded three times and receiving several metals including the Distinguished Service Cross (2nd highest metal for valor), he was assigned to the 1st Brigade Headquarters in Tay Ninh Vietnam. After serving his tour in Vietnam he was assigned to Fort Monmouth NJ. Upon receiving an honorable discharge he went back to college finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, Magna Cum Laude and later a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Mr. Esher is currently the founder and Chairman of STORM Consulting LLC, a consulting business focusing on tackling difficult situations and turning them into superior returns for investors. The unusual aspect of Mr. Esher’s career, spanning more than 40 years, is that he has operated as the CEO of several companies under different situations, with large and smaller companies both public and private, and in a wide variety of industries. This has included both high-tech and traditional businesses engaged in manufacturing, distribution and services. He has been the CEO/COO of more than ten companies, two of which were public. He has also operated as the Chief Restructuring Officer of several other companies emerging from bankruptcy and has served on numerous company Boards of Directors.
Mr. Esher lives in John’s Creek, Georgia with his loving wife, Tina and has two sons, Justin and Christopher.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a riveting view of the Vietnam War through the eyes of a draftee. All but forgotten and ignored by higher ups, the men of these front line units, ill trained, poorly equipped and undermanned, faced death and serious injury on a daily basis. The chronological presentation of day to day mayhem gives one incite into the mind numbing emotional impact of combat. This irreverent presentation of the early campaigns of the war graphically illustrates how the war was lost and why the causalities were so high. Hopefully today’s leaders have learned these lessons from 1968.