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The 'grunts' are the line infantry, the men who actually fought the war in Vietnam. Who humped up one worthless hill after another, searching for an elusive enemy. Who were as likely to be killed by heat stroke or 'friendly fire' as Viet Cong.
Published July 1st 1984 by Berkley
(first published 1976)
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Dec 01, 2015 Jason M Waltz rated it liked it · review of another edition
a book taking a dual look at the impact/influence of Nam on both American participants (frontline and support) and nonparticipants is a book that compliments any collection of military/USMC/war. While it took an eye-opening trip alongside one grunt company for a month, and presents some rather astute observations on American hero-worship, the impressive (as in massive size, not as in respectable) change television wrought in a society, and examines some of the roots of our parents' and our Gener ...more
I just love it when you get the village idiot from headquarters dropping off food, water and also razor blades telling the men after being in the bush for days to shave……..christ and you wonder why the military are as screwed up as they are especially when you are dealing with these arm chair commando's.