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The Grunts

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  34 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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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Jason M Waltz
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.
Aug 17, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read and reread this book in high school. It's about what the real Vietnam War was like for a grunt. It's a difficult read, but an important one.
Fredrick Danysh
The author gives his account of of the men who served in the infantry, or grunts, during the Vietnam War. He discusses the conflicts of emotion and beliefs these men endured.
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