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Naked in Da Nang: A Forward Air Controller in Vietnam
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.
In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam
In Retrospect
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.
Fortunate Son: The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr.
Fortunate Son
The Autobiography of Lewis B. Puller, Jr.
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802112188
A Vietnam veteran who lost both legs and a hand in the Vietnam War recounts his homecoming and his attempts to come to terms with his life
The Sons of Bardstown: 25 Years of Vietnam in an American Town
The Sons of Bardstown
25 Years of Vietnam in an American Town
Hardcover      ISBN: 0517577372
Provides a poignant portrait of the small Kentucky town of Bardstown and the disproportionately large number of its young men who died in Vietnam
Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam
Sisterhood of War
Minnesota Women in Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0873516370
Fifteen Minnesota nurses spent a year caring for the casualties of a divisive war, only to come home and descend into isolated silence. To heal themselves, they banded together as veterans.
Into the Quagmire: Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War
Into the Quagmire
Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0195065069
Suggests that, in the nine months after President Johnson's election, the government got into war in Vietnam without belief in a chance of success
The Easter Offensive: Vietnam, 1972
The Easter Offensive
Vietnam, 1972
Paperback      ISBN: 1591148812
A chronology of the April 1972 invasion of South Vietnam by the North Vietnamese army as told by an American Marine who was a senior advisor to the Vietnamese Marines. Original.
Shrapnel in the Heart: Letters and Remembrance from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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
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
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.