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A Tramps Tour: This Is Not Just Another Vietnam Book. This Is a Story That Has Been Told Before.

Rod Leger

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ISBN 10: 1466964898 / ISBN 13: 9781466964891
Published by Trafford Publishing
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Paperback. 412 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 6.0in. x 1.1in.When author Rod Leger got drafted in the middle of 1966, he was in his freshman year of college. The next few years transformed his life. In this memoir, he recalls his feelings as a college student in the period leading up to the war. At the time, he never considered that the war might not be the best idea. After all, if the country was drafting young men to fight and die overseas, then it must have been right. He enlisted in the US Navys American Seabees, and because he completed a year of college, he was designated as a striker and trained as a builder. Although he spent some time in the States, he was destined to go overseas to Vietnam, where he served two tours of duty. As a member of the Seabees, he helped bring free medical care to outlying villages. The Seabees built permanent clinics, constructed roads, improved or installed infrastructure, provided clean water wells, and improved the quality of life for many Vietnamese citizens. The members of Legers squad also made it a personal mission to help an area orphanage. In A Tramps Tour, Leger shares the story of his Vietnam experience and of how the Seabees lived up to their motto: We build for the fighters, we fight for the builders. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781466964891

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When author Rod Leger got drafted in the middle of 1966, he was in his freshman year of college. The next few years transformed his life. In this memoir, he recalls his feelings as a college student in the period leading up to the war. At the time, he never considered that the war might not be the best idea. After all, if the country was drafting young men to fight and die overseas, then it must have been right. He enlisted in the US Navy?s American Seabees, and because he completed a year of college, he was designated as a ?striker? and trained as a builder. Although he spent some time in the States, he was destined to go overseas to Vietnam, where he served two tours of duty. As a member of the Seabees, he helped bring free medical care to outlying villages. The Seabees built permanent clinics, constructed roads, improved or installed infrastructure, provided clean water wells, and improved the quality of life for many Vietnamese citizens. The members of Leger?s squad also made it a personal mission to help an area orphanage. In A Tramp?s Tour, Leger shares the story of his Vietnam experience and of how the Seabees lived up to their motto: ?We build for the fighters, we fight for the builders.?

About the Author: Rod Leger served two tours of duty in the Vietnam War, and he was surprised by the reception veterans received when he returned to the United States. To help heal his damaged soul, he took a cross-country road trip in 1976 and started a to-do list that he?s mostly completed. After the war, he was a life safety engineer, designing large facility systems. In retirement, he enjoys rescuing and rehabilitating stranded mammals in the Gulf of Mexico and raising money for charities. He lives in Houston with his loyal Labrador retrievers and several tropical birds.

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