War in Aquarius: Memoir of an American Infantryman in the Vietnam War

War in Aquarius: Memoir of an American Infantryman in the Vietnam War

by Dennis Kitchin

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Faced with a 1-A draft classification after graduation from college in the spring of 1968, the author decided to control his own destiny by volunteering for the draft. Soon he was given the one job he most wanted to avoid--infantryman. This is a foot soldier's story of twelve long months in Vietnam. Assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, much of his time was spent fighting a guerrilla war along the Cambodian border during the "Vietnamization" program. Day-to-day platoon operations produced dread, fear, bafflement, loyalty, disillusionment and ecstasy among the men fighting and dying in the jungle. The lack of leadership, both military and political, exacerbated the conditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786487592
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 01/19/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 668,555
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dennis Kitchin grew up in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the University of Dayton, Ohio. He is the author of several travel books—on the United States, Ireland and New Zealand (upcoming). He lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Prologue 1

1. Sentinel 3
2. The Television War 7
3. Sweet Carolina Pine 10
4. Tigerland 20
5. Into the Abyss 26
6. The Wolfhounds 33
7. Nec Aspera Terrent? 40
8. New Year’s Eve 48
9. Black Virgin Mountain 55
10. Reed Revisited 60
11. Topic Lightning 74
12. A Lawyer, a Pirate, a Face 78
13. Rocket City 85
14. Bloodswirl 88
15. A Booby Trap 108
16. Diamonds 113
17 The Fifty Day Hard Spot 118
18. “Just Heathens Here” 131
19. Kolchek 134
20. The Sugar Mill 142
21. Putsch! 148
22. Phuoc Luu 155
23. The Sleeping Princess 162
24. The Trial 164
25. The East Has Come to Call 185
26. Hard Spot Harris 188
27. Kotrc 192
28. Purple Out 196

Military History of Dennis Kitchin 203
Index 205

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