Naked in Da Nang
A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam
Paperback ISBN: 0760339163
FACs (forward air controllers) in Vietnam flew low and slow, searching for signs of an elusive enemy. Often they trolled themselves as bait for the NVA troops to try to shoot down. When a friendly unit made contact, having a FAC overhead made their day, because the FACs controlled the bomb-, rocket-, and napalm-laden fast movers, fighter jets, and attack aircraft whose ordnance often made the difference between life and death. They were regarded by many of their air force and naval aviator brethren as insane, suicidal, or both. In addition to the perils of enemy fire which ranged from lucky AK-47 shots to .51 caliber machine guns and SA-7 shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles, they had to watch out to keep from being blown up in a B-52 Arc-Light strike or knocked down by friendly artillery.
The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
Paperback ISBN: 0679767495
The Secretary of Defense for the Kennedy and Johnson administrations provides an account of how and why America became involved in Vietnam and discusses the long-term ramifications of decisions made during the 1960s. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.
Shrapnel in the Heart
Letters and Remembrance from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Paperback ISBN: 0394759885
More than one hundred letters left at Washington's Vietnam Veterans Memorial are accompanied by interviews with the authors of the letters, families of soldiers killed in the war
Veteran Field Manual
Civilian Life 1-1: Who Am I Now, and How Do I Fit? Looking at Life Through Warfare Lenses
Paperback ISBN: 1592987176
Author Todd M. Kuikka, a seasoned combat veteran, returned "home" to find it wasn't the same as he remembered. What or who changed? No one knows what it's like to return from hell more than those whose soles
The Girl in the Picture
The Story of Kim Phuc, the Photograph, and the Vietnam War
Paperback ISBN: 0140280219
Known around the world as the "napalm girl" after being photographed fleeing, naked, from an attack on her South Vietnamese village, Kim Phuc's struggle against war and publicity is narrated by the author of The Concubine's Children. Reprint.