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Men and women from all economic backgrounds and of all races present their own narratives concerning time served in the Vietnam War, detailing the combat, sacrifices, compassion, and courage they remember
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Stanley W. Beesley, who was a Ranger team leader in Vietnam and twice was awarded the Bronze Star, teaches school in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Of the other contributors, whose accounts he compiled and edited, he says, "They opened up their souls and trusted me and let me carry their hearts around in my hands."From Publishers Weekly:
The 30-odd people represented here have two things in common: "They went to Vietnam without a whimper and returned without whining," and they are all from Oklahoma. Intended as an oral history in the spirit of Al Santoli's Everything We Had and Mark Baker's Nam, this collection lacks the power of either, although the short reminiscences are not uninteresting. Doctor Jack Welch comments on the callousness of journalists. Infantry scout Wilber Brown recalls what it was like to become lost in the jungle and nearly captured. Ranger Billy Walkabout describes his initiation into his tribe's warrior society on his return home. David Price, former counterintelligence scout, relates his struggle to overcome the stigma of being an ex-POW and Vietnam vet. Kathryn Fanning, widow of a Marine pilot, describes her attempts to learn what happened to her husband's remains, accusing the Marine Corps of a cover-up.
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Book Description Univ of Oklahoma Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110806120622
Book Description Univ of Oklahoma Pr, 1987. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0806120622
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