Twenty One Months

Twenty One Months

by Ron L. Carter

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Five months after being drafted into the United States Army, I found myself in the middle of South Vietnam and wondering if I was ever going to go home again. This book will give the reader a view of what the Vietnam War was like for me. It has over 50 true stories and events that show different obstacles the soldiers faced and bizarre ways they died while in Vietnam.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032870494
Publisher: Ron L. Carter
Publication date: 10/26/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 126,974
File size: 364 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ron L. Carter - born - Norman, Arkansas. Lives in Visalia, CA. Graduated from Redwood High School in 1965 and College of the Sequoias in 1969. Spent twenty one months in the U.S. Army and did one tour of duty in Vietnam from Sept. 1967 to Sept. 1968 (during the Tet Offensive).

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Twenty One Months 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
davidarlen More than 1 year ago
I spent 24 years in the Air Force and could relate to Mr Carter's experiences I have known a few Vietnam vets and heard them share their stories. I enjoyed the seeing the view of someone who worked in the head shed and was privy to all that was going on in his unit. He even had a lot of infulence with his Captain and made recommendations that he often followed. I enjoyed reading the book thanks Ron Carter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honest account of one man's time in Vietnam war.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
True storie good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one man's experences in Nam. I found it interesting to learn what he went through. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to know more than what the history books say. It took guts to write this and let everyone know what he went through.
nwms More than 1 year ago
Thank you for sharing your experience in Viet Nam. Well written. It was a conflict that could not be won. Many American soldiers lost their lives and many are still fighting the demons.Thank you for your service!
YoyoMitch More than 1 year ago
There are more books published today than at any time in history. The advent of electronic readers, self-publishing options and intense competition from publishing houses have created an atmosphere of “if you write it, (someone) will read it,” (particularly if the book is free, which is how I came to own it). Generally, the more intense the competition, the finer the product. This book is an example of the inverse of that theorem, it does an excellent job of proving that if anyone can get a book written, they will get a book published, regardless of its merits, quality or cohesion. Mr. Carter was a typical, blue-collar 18-year-old in 1967; working as much as he could to help support his siblings and alcoholic father after his parents divorced (his mother relocated and his younger siblings refused to go with her). He was inducted into the U.S. Army on 17 April 1967 after his draft number “came up.” He completed his basic training at Ft. Polk, LA (a.k.a. Tiger Land). Because draftees term of service was 24 months, a year of which would be in Viet Nam, training was intense and short term. Five months after his induction, he was on his way to a tour of duty in South Viet Nam. Initially, he was to be an infantryman but his ability to type got him assigned as the clerk of Company A, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry, 199th Light Infantry Brigade. After his year “in country,” he managed to be reassigned to a post near his home and a turn of fortune allowed him to be honorably discharged three months early (hence the title). This book was intended to be an account of his experience in the service for his family. It would have been a good memoir of an unpopular war from a “Common Joe” had the editor had any idea of an editor’s task. Commas are used improperly in the majority of paragraphs. The chronology is haphazard as was where Mr. Carter was posted, at one point he is guiltily thankful that his job kept him from having to go “into the bush,” then he is detailing the events of his being on patrol in the jungle. The story would be progressing in a clear direction, then a random story, occurring in a moment unconnected to the flow of the work, would be inserted without preamble or reason for the unrelated anecdote. It is a good and thoughtful action Mr. Carter took to leave a record of his military service for his children. It is a shame that this record is so horribly sliced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tru story, I see all that by his eyes ...
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Really brought me back to the time of my life. Rich in history. Easy to read, couldn't put it down.
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Good stories, but terrible use of commas! Placement of commas made for a difficult read at times. Needed a good proofreader.