Nielsen, Ed Warriors

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Warriors

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If you didn’t participate in the Vietnam War, you’ve probably wondered what it must have been like for those who did. In Warriors you will learn: - What went through a soldier’s mind when he learned he was going to Vietnam? - What were his first impressions when he arrived there? - What were the day-to-day routines in a combat zone? - What was it like during a firefight? - What went through a soldier’s mind as his tour came to an end? - What are his thoughts now that he can look back on the experience? Warriors provides the answers to these questions and many more, from the perspective of men in such fields as the infantry, artillery, chaplain corps, and aviation. If you were in Vietnam during that unpleasantness, you’ll commiserate with your comrades in arms. These nine first-person narratives read like suspense novels and put the reader directly in the line of fire.

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Whenever a Vietnam veteran examines "Warriors," he almost always says words to the effect, "Thank you so much for doing this for us." They say that even if they aren't one of the folks in the book; they're just happy that someone provided a forum for their buddies to tell their side of the story. Such comments make the project more than worthwhile.

But don't get the idea that "Warriors" is a political book, because it isn't. Most of the guys in it didn't even know where Vietnam was when they got orders to go there, and they certainly had no opinions about the war. Except for a few of the guys in "Warriors," most were barely out of high school. They just followed orders and tell us their stories without any spin.

The older guys had been around the block a time or two, were further up the food chain, and had a better overview of what was going on. But even those guys don't really have an ax to grind. Okay, maybe one of them does. I put his chapter last so as not to strike any readers the wrong way; I wanted them to read the rest of the book, too. To my utter surprise, that's the chapter that garnered the most comments and all of them positive.

Some of the events in "Warriors" are harrowing and some are hilarious. All of them are true. Naturally, many of my male friends snapped up a copy of the book when it came out and all said they enjoyed it. Many of their wives came to me and said that they, too, loved the book. I never thought of "Warriors" as "chick lit," but it seems to have a much broader appeal than I anticipated. If you've read this far, I'm sure you'll like it, too.

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"The platoon sergeant was lax and didn't hit his quick release. All he did was sit down. The rucksack was still on his back and held him up in a sitting position. The enemy just riddled him. It was terrible. We watched it and could see him jump every time the enemy fired. There was nothing we could do. We couldn't get to him."

Warriors is a collection of first-person accounts from nine guys who walked the walk during the Vietnam War. As you read their stories, you'll feel the stifling heat and humidity, hunker down in their bunkers or crouch in the jungle as enemy fire whizzes overhead. Warriors will tell you all about the politics that made their mission so much more difficult, as well as the occasional incompetent leader that made their day-to-day survival tenuous. But the narratives are leavened with occasional humor not normally expected in such stories.

"A man in my platoon had a very good-looking wife and she sent him some nude pictures of herself. He was very proud of them and one day he was showing them to some of the other men. One man looked at the pictures and asked him who took the pictures. Suddenly we saw that panicked, dear-in-the-headlights look on his face."

Warriors is a tense, edge-of-your-seat ride through the horror that was the Vietnam War. These men fought for each other and occasionally with each other. Their stories will make you proud of everything military.

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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 240 pages. The platoon sergeant was lax and didnt hit his quick release. All he did was sit down. The rucksack was still on his back and held him up in a sitting position. The enemy just riddled him. It was terrible. We watched it and could see him jump every time the enemy fired. There was nothing we could do. We couldnt get to him. Warriors is a collection of first-person accounts from nine guys who walked the walk during the Vietnam War. As you read their stories, youll feel the stifling heat and humidity, hunker down in their bunkers or crouch in the jungle as enemy fire whizzes overhead. Warriors will tell you all about the politics that made their mission so much more difficult, as well as the occasional incompetent leader that made their day-to-day survival tenuous. But the narratives are leavened with occasional humor not normally expected in such stories: A man in my platoon had a very good-looking wife and she sent him some nude pictures of herself. He was very proud of them and one day he was showing them to some of the other men. One man looked at the pictures and asked him who took the pictures. Suddenly we saw that panicked, dear-in-the-headlights look on his face. Warriors is a tense, edge-of-your-seat ride through the horror that was the Vietnam War. These men fought for each other and occasionally with each other. Their stories will make you proud of everything military. About the author: Ed Nielsen grew up on a farm in Iowa and, following high school, attended DeVry Technical Institute. Although he never served in the military, he spent his entire career working for the Department of Defense. He and his wife Connie are retired and live in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Warriors is his first book. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781439220320

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