Unaccounted

Unaccounted

by Michael McDonald-Low

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ISBN-13: 9781506900896
Publisher: First Edition Design Publishing
Publication date: 12/02/2015
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

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Unaccounted 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Unaccounted by Michael McDonald-Low is set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and is the true story of an American infantryman gone missing and the mission to find him forty-four years later. The author gives a first-hand account of the soldiers in the Que Se Son Valley during combat operations that took place in 1968. The author's account of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) mission makes this book a compelling read, detailing the dilemma of soldiers on a battlefield away from their country. The book is honest and the author's depiction of the experiences of these soldiers will leave a lasting impression in the minds of readers. The book is well written and the author's words will take readers to the era of the Vietnam War and will make them feel as if they are there with the soldiers. The author's determination and dedication are impressive and the vivid descriptions of the jungle and being on the battlefield will haunt readers for a long time. The difficult circumstances faced by the soldiers, the true emotions and realities of war, the acceptance of death on the battlefield, and the effort to locate the missing infantryman decades later will keep readers glued to the book till the very end. The story is thrilling and it will make readers appreciate soldiers and the sacrifices they make for their country. It's definitely a book worth reading for all those enjoy war stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You might need to get your “Big Boy Pants” on to read this riveting true story. I spent my tour in Vietnam in the air and found the time spent there to be hell. Unaccounted gives you a totally different viewpoint of a place worse than hell; this book is about what it was like to be on the ground, and in the jungle with a rifle in your hand. The author’s descriptions of combat and the men of his platoon were unexpectedly gritty, chilling, and realistic. I also liked that the author used multiple viewpoints and times to tell the story. The writing by MIA 1165 gave the story and eerie, haunting feel. I couldn't put it down. I flew into some of the LZs mentioned in this book including Ross, Leslie, and LZ Center, in particular. His descriptions were accurate. These were not rear echelon areas, they were the front lines. PTSD is an ugly thing to have to deal with day by day, and especially night by night. This book gives a blow by blow account of how and why lifelong nightmares persist for combat vets. I can only imagine what McDonald Low had to go through to bring this book to fruition. His journey back to Vietnam in 2012, to find 1165, was impressive. His views and thoughts about the socialist government of Vietnam I thought were revealing. It should be mandatory that all VA Mental Health Specialists read this book. Unaccounted would give them a much better understanding of what the warriors on the ground in Vietnam and other wars had to go through. VA Health Care Professionals, who do not read this book, should find another job. This book might be a hard read for some of you Vietnam Vets, but I guarantee it is worth the read. It is most excellent! Woodpecker 45 1st Air Cav 68 - 69