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Dear Donna, Its Only 45 Hours from Bien Hoa

Douglas Neralich

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120 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.3in.Thats because they (The Vietnamese) hate us and theyd like to see our sorry asses go home or go to hell. They dont give a shit about being saved from communism. And I got more news for you, Covelli fumed. Whats that I asked. There are a whole bunch of people back in the World who hate you, too. Answer this, Doc, he persisted. What color hats do the good guys usually wear in a western movieWhite, but I dont understand how that-What color hat you wearin, Doc he interrupted. Green, I replied. Exactly, he spat. And he turned and walked away. What is it about the Vietnam War that haunts America and the veterans of that conflict decades after the fighting was declared officially over Was the experience of Vietnam Veterans different from veterans of other warsDear Donna, Its only 45 Hours from Bien Hoa, is a personal account of a year in Vietnam as seen through the eyes of a twenty-two-year-old elementary school teacher turned Army medic, as he tries to survive his year long tour of duty in Vietnam. Hes Doc to the members of the 36th Engineer Battalion, whose mission is to build a road and bridges through the hostile swamps of the Mekong River Delta. What happens to Doc and the other young men serving with him while they experience the surreal random destruction wrought by war is sometimes deep and tragic, and, at times, heartwarming and funny. The book is filled with short stories and anecdotes that will reveal experiences common to most Vietnam Veterans. If you have questions about the Vietnam War, or about Vietnam Veterans, the characters you will meet in the short stories and vignettes on the pages of this book might provide some clues and perhaps some answers for you. As Sergeant Costal would say: Saddle it up and move it out. Enjoy the book. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780759691186

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Title: Dear Donna, Its Only 45 Hours from Bien Hoa

Publisher: AuthorHouse

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'That's because they (The Vietnamese) hate us and they'd like to see our sorry asses go home or go to hell. They don't give a shit about being saved from communism. And I got more news for you,' Covelli fumed.'What's that?' I asked.'There are a whole bunch of people back in the World who hate you, too. Answer this, Doc,' he persisted. 'What color hats do the good guys usually wear in a western movie?''White, but I don't understand how that-''What color hat you wearin', Doc?' he interrupted.'Green, ' I replied.'Exactly,' he spat. And he turned and walked away.What is it about the Vietnam War that haunts America and the veterans of that conflict decades after the fighting was declared officially over? Was the experience of Vietnam Veterans different from veterans of other wars?Dear Donna, Its only 45 Hours from Bien Hoa, is a personal account of a year in Vietnam as seen through the eyes of a twenty-two-year-old elementary school teacher turned Army medic, as he tries to survive his year long tour of duty in Vietnam. He's Doc to the members of the 36th Engineer Battalion, whose mission is to build a road and bridges through the hostile swamps of the Mekong River Delta. What happens to Doc and the other young men serving with him while they experience the surreal random destruction wrought by war is sometimes deep and tragic, and, at times, heartwarming and funny. The book is filled with short stories and anecdotes that will reveal experiences common to most Vietnam Veterans.If you have questions about the Vietnam War, or about Vietnam Veterans, the characters you will meet in the short stories and vignettes on the pages of this book might provide some clues and perhaps some answers for you.As Sergeant Costal would say: 'Saddle it up and move it out.' Enjoy the book.

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I keep seeing ads on TV that feature people who aretrim and physically fit in their Dockers and their Calvin Kleins. These folksalways seem to have a good hair day while they drive their Mercedes or LincolnTown Cars. Conflicts and problems seem nonexistent while they fly the friendlyskies to Disney, Vegas or the Cayman Islands. Their lives seem so neat andtidy.Does your life have that Leave it to Beaver quality, or does this sound more familiar?Having too much work and too little time no matter how early you get up or howlate you go to bed. Struggling to balance the demands of marriage, family,career, education, finance, recreation, and personal interests. Having to dealwith too much traffic and too many complications, with too little time and too fewresources. Always dying for some, but never getting enough - coffee that is. Subscribingto the 'I know that life requires some assembly but this isridiculous' philosophy. Now you are in my neighborhood.But even with all its trials and tribulations, isn'tlife good? It's been more than thirty years since my return from Vietnam, sothat puts me in my mid-fifties and makes me (Oh, my God don't say it!) a babyboomer. So what have I done with my life? (This is the part where thepublishers want you to brag but be nice about it, and, I guess, I am forced toindulge them.) In a nutshell I am: Still happily married to my wife Donna (After 30years she apparently still likes me-go figure!). But why is it that she stilllooks like she could be my son's older sister and I have thinning hair and fartoo many wrinkles and sags?The father of two terrific and intelligent youngadults who worship their father. I attribute this to the fact that when theywere younger we used to have admiration hour. They would have to sit and admireme for an hour each night. It was tough for me, but a dad has to do what a dadhas to do. (I'm kidding, of course-not about the two great kids, but thatadmiration hour thing. Who ever has an extra hour to sit around an

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