When I Turned NIneteen: A Vietnam War Memoir

When I Turned NIneteen: A Vietnam War Memoir

by Glyn Haynie

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ISBN-13: 9780998209524
Publisher: Glyn E. Haynie
Publication date: 12/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 260
Sales rank: 105,506
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Glyn Haynie served twenty years in the Army, retiring March 1, 1989. During his twenty-year service, he continued to serve in the Infantry. Later in his career, he served as a Drill Instructor, a First Sergeant, and an Instructor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA). After retirement from the Army, He completed a BS degree in Computer Information Systems and an MA degree in Computer Resources and Information Systems. He worked as a software engineer/project manager for eight years and then taught at Park University as a full-time instructor and as an adjunct instructor for thirteen years. He is retired and lives in Cedar Park, Texas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

CHAPTER 1 Becoming Soldiers . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

CHAPTER 2 Going to Vietnam .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 7

CHAPTER 3 The Long Journey Begins . . . . . . . . . . . 15

CHAPTER 4 No Longer the New Guy .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .   55

CHAPTER 5 The Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

CHAPTER 6 Leaving the Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

CHAPTER 7 Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155

CHAPTER 8 Monsoon and Mountains . . . . . . . . . . 169

CHAPTER 9 Award Ceremony .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 177

CHAPTER 10 Can’t Take It Anymore .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 183

CHAPTER 11 When Does It Stop? .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . 191

CHAPTER 12 Going Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201

Afterword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205

Postscript: The Reunion .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    209

APPENDICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213

Appendix A: First Platoon Members .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    213

Appendix B: Obituary for Michael Windows . . . . . . . 217

Appendix C: Obituary for Michael Stout 219

Appendix D: Obituary for Bill Davenport . . . . . . . . 221

Appendix E: VC Serenade News Article .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    223

Appendix F: Obituary for Allyn Buff .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    225

Appendix G: Obituary for Terry Woolums .    .    .    .    .    .    .    227

Appendix H: Tribute to Peter Zink . . . . . . . . . . 229

Glossary .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    233

About the Author .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    243

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When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I served in RVN for 11 months. I read about Nam, Iraq, and Afghanistan extensively. I found this book to be one of the best I have read.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Highly recommend this book. Tells it like it was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly a wonderful read work detailed personal historical details. I couldn't put this book down.
Strongarm More than 1 year ago
I am a veteran of the Vietnam war and also a collector of Vietnam era books written by warriors who experienced intense combat and lived to write about their experiences. Glyn Haynie's book ranks at the very top of my collection because it is so authentic--brings back the noise, heat, and agony of jungle warfare. Haynie draws his reader into the battle, giving the reader an eye witness account of how it was in the field, in the outpost, in the hospital, and on R&R. When I finished the book, I felt like I had been to Vietnam again. An additional benefit of this excellent piece of literature is the valuable leadership lessons vividly demonstrated throughout the combat narrative. I have purchased a copy of this book for my grandson who will soon be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the US Army because there are lessons to be learned from this book that may not be self-evident in classroom discussions. Reader, this book will hold your attention and will be well worth your time to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An excellent memoir of a young soldier's year in Vietnam. Those of us who served, whether or not in Vietnam will find a connection to this work. For those who didn't serve, it's a great look at the trials and tribulations of the old Army of the Vietnam era. Hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great depiction of the the life of an infantry soldier in Vietnam. Provides an inside look into the interaction between soldiers both in combat and in day to day activities while serving in Vietnam. Illustrates the inner thoughts, fears and hopes, of a young soldier experiencing life changing events that will forever impact the person they will become.