Very Crazy, G. I.!: Strange but True Stories of the Vietnam War

Very Crazy, G. I.!: Strange but True Stories of the Vietnam War

by Kregg P. Jorgenson
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Very Crazy, G. I.!: Strange but True Stories of the Vietnam War by Kregg P. Jorgenson

AMERICAN BOYS AT WAR IN VIETNAM—AND INVOLVED IN INCIDENTS YOU WON'T FIND IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES

In this compelling, highly unusual collection of amazing but true stories, U.S. soldiers reveal fantastic, almost unbelievable events that occurred in places ranging from the deadly Central Highlands to the Cong-infested Mekong Delta.

"Finders Keepers" became the sacred byword for one exhausted recon team who stumbled upon a fortune worth more than $500,000—and managed, with a little American ingenuity, to relocate the bounty to the States. Jorgenson also chronicles Marine Sergeant James Henderson's incredible journey back from the dead, shares a surreal chopper rescue, and recounts some heart-stopping details of the life—and death—of one of America's greatest unsung heroes, a soldier who won more medals than Audie Murphy and Sergeant York.

Whether occurring in the bloody, fiery chaos of sudden ambushes or during the endless nights of silent, gnawing menace spent behind enemy lines, these stories of war are truly beaucoup dinky dau . . . and ultimately unforgettable.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804115988
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/30/2001
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 506,327
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kregg P.J. Jorgenson spent seven years in the U.S. Army; three as an infantryman, four as a journalist. After surviving a number of missions as an LRRP with Hotel Company, 75th Infantry (Airborne), Jorgenson transferred to Alpha (AKA Apache) Troop, 1st of the 9th Air Cavalry unit, where he walked point for its reaction force, the Blues. He has the singular distinction of having been shot while on a patrol that was mounted to show TV journalist Richard Threlkeld what the "real war" was like, then being interviewed by Threlkeld as he was evacuated. He is also the author of Acceptable Loss: An Infantry Soldier's Perspective and MIA Rescue: LRRPs in Cambodia.

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Very Crazy, G. I.! 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Title is a little misleading. But still found it an intresting read. The story of the senior NCO that gave the two grunts flack about the black berets while trying to get their R&R underway. Got some payback when he went to the "back room" with the Katoy. Ok probably didnt spell it right. But a very satisfing bit of payback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good,insightful. Tells of things most people who are unfamalier with Vietnam would find surprising
FrostyLP More than 1 year ago
As from a Veit Nam Vet it was average. Not all that interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this was a very interesting book. Jorgenson takes a bunch of weird and unlikely war stories from veterans and shares them with the world. Some of them are really shocking and others are funny. I would recommend this to anyone.
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Strange enough as it seems it could have happened.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read hunderds of books on Vietnam and I can't beleive someone actually wrote a book so bad on such an interesting subject!!
Dan Sullivan More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing. A book that feels like a failed effort of someone needing to justify a book advance.
barbieporter More than 1 year ago
hi