Stand To... A Journey to Manhood
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Stand To... A Journey to Manhood

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E. Franklin Evans had watched every war movie John Wayne ever made, sometimes several times over. When the “Duke” led his men, war was exciting and heroes were made as they ruggedly fought and predictably won each battle. But when Evans’ high school friend and real-life hero Glenn was killed in Vietnam, war became real and personal for Evans, and he felt a tremendous oblig...more
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Published (first published January 1st 2008)
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Frank Evans
A Journey that Needed to be Shared, July 3, 2009

Reviewed by W.H. McDonald, Jr. for Military Writer's Society of America





Vietnam veteran and author E. Franklin Evans has captured something very special in his personal war memoir, "Stand To...A Journey to Manhood". We get a good glimpse back into the life and times of a "young man" caught in the vortex of war. The reader is treated to a well written accounting of his experiences surviving both the traumas of battles and people. It is historic, pers...more
Kevin Bowser
I wanted to like this book. I really did. I came of age during the Vietnam war. I wanted a heroic story. What I got was more akin to the diary or travel log of E. Franklin Evans experience in Vietnam. If he had spent a little more time working on the plot rather than making sure he used every acronym ever used in Vietnam he would have had a much better story.

According to one review I read, “E. Franklin Evans had watched every war movie John Wayne ever made, sometimes several times over.” I only...more
Elaine
It was a very good and engaging book. The author really took you with him.
I enjoyed it because of that.
Joyce Faulkner
I highly recommend this book for those who were young and beautiful and innocent during those crazy, difficult years of Vietnam War, for those who don't remember it but are going through the impact war has on a soldier, and for those who need to be inspired to start anew. Evans' book received the 2009 Military Writers Society of America Founder's Award for good reason. It's a keeper!
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