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On July 19th, 1966, I received my invitation from Uncle Sam. In January, 1967, at the age of twenty, I left my home in Tennessee, and was on my way to Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia. I knew I was destined to join the party in Vietnam. I had been married for five days before I jumped on the bus and became US government property. I was about to embark on a ...more
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Published July 31st 2012 by Writers AMuse Me Publishing (first published July 1st 2012)
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Rob
Very good book - hard to imagine what those young men and women went through being so young and asked to fight a war that is hard to understand. I served 23 years in the Navy, and can relate somewhat to what LT Parks went through, with my own assignment overseas during both wars with Iraq; the pride of serving and coming home. This book hit home because of the details about serving with good enlisted men and officers and also serving with ones that could not make a decision, or when they did why ...more
John Podlaski
I enjoyed reading "Boots: An Unvarnished Memoir of Vietnam", a first-person narrative following a 20 year old lieutenant - fresh out of OCS - through his year long tour in Vietnam. Lt. Park spent his first six months as an infantry platoon leader in the 1st Division - Big Red One - leading his men on day patrols and night ambushes, sometimes chopping their way through seemingly impenetrable jungle to satisfy the whims of his superiors. Other missions to guard bridges and roads were less exhausti ...more
Mary Cote
I have read many books about Vietnam. I have never read one like this. This is war from the soldier's perspective, no romance, no glory, no heroics, but rather how one soldier goes from one day to the next, one ambush to the next, one patrol to the next. It's about what he does, what he sees, and how he copes, written in frank, vivid terms.
David Smith
No bullshit book about the reality of Vietnam from the point of view of a soldier!!!!
Mary Cote
I have read many books about Vietnam. I have never read one like this. This is war from the soldier's perspective, no romance, no glory, no heroics, but rather how one soldier goes from one day to the next, one ambush to the next, one patrol to the next. It's about what he does, what he sees, and how he copes, written in frank, vivid terms.
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