Vietnam-Sergeant Myers emerges from the gloomy, smoke-filled jungle, armed with a M-16, ready to defend a code of honor that only men in battle, only true warriors, can fathom. With a mission to eliminate the enemy, he also thinks about the survival of his men. He believes his cause is just to fight for the freedom of his Vietnamese allies. Yet, he and his comrades are seduced by the savage mentality of combat. It is a daily life-or-death proposition, one that seeps into the darkest corners of a Marine's soul and penetrates the very core of his being, saturating the mind, body, and spirit of man.
Donald F. Myers' "Your War,My War- A Marine in Vietnam" transports its readers into the ever present chaos and hysteria of active combat in the Vietnam War. His chronicle begins October 30,1967, Gio Linh, and spans sixteen months, following him through the drudgeries of military life. Each chapter represents a day's journal entry, juxtaposed with American newspapers that coincide with the entries, allowing the reader to envision the contrast of the American political and journalistic structure versus a day at battle, the reality of Vietnam.
"Your War, My War" is the "Red Badge of Courage of the Vietnam War," says MGySgt Peter deConnick, USMC Ret. Fellow veteran, HM1 Ed "Doc" Thompson, USN Ret. FMF Corpsman Vietnam, proclaims it "a brilliantly constructed evocative memoir that vividly describes the horror, fear, frustration, and anguish we went through." "Your War, My War" provides a compelling and realistic account of how one strong-willed soldier survived the most controversial war in American History.
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"Myers' book is the Red Badge of Courage of the Vietnam War."
-MGySgt Peter deConnick, USMC Ret. "Ranks equally with Lewis Puller Jr.'s Fortunate Son and Mike Controy's Don't Tell America. Superb first hand account of Marine in Vietnam."
-E.David Marshall, USMC Vietnam "What a book! Extraordinary, tough and salty. Should be made into a movie and the public forced to watch it."
-J. "Mac" McCullough,
USMC Combat Photographer Vietnam "Accurately portrayed the way it was in I Corps. Myers is a raconteur of no mean ability. A brilliantly constructed evocative memoir that vividly describes the horror, fear, frustration, and anguish we went through."
-HM1 Ed "Doc" Thompson, USN Ret.
FMF Corpsman Vietnam "This is important, very important as part of the history of the times. One day historians will value this book more than anything Lyndon Johnson or Jane Fonda had to say."
-Doctor Travis Shipp, Indiana University "Salty, shrewdly funny at times; compelling from beginning to end."
-The Indianapolis News "I'd give my eye teeth for an acting part in this when they make it into a movie!"
-Actor Hugh O'Brian (TV's Wyatt Earp)About the Author:
A highly decorated Sergeant, Donald F. Myers, U.S.Marine Corps Retired, was born and raised in Indianapolis,Indiana. His life as a Marine began in 1952, when at age 17, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. As Indiana's Most Decorated Marine, Myers currently resides in Franklin Township, a suburb of Indianapolis, with his wife Dorothy. "Your War, My War" won the prestigios DeAngelis Award for the writing excellence.
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