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In Good Company
by Gary McKay
This account of life in a rifle platoon in the Vietnam War describes the fears and the camaraderie which soldiers experience in combat. McKay fashioned his account from his experience in action, leading his platoon. The detail is provided from the 80 letters he wrote to his wife while he served.
Published 1998 by Allen & Unwin
(first published November 1st 1987)
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Interesting and informative. I have heard and watched and read so much of the experience of the Americans during the Vietnam war, it was an illuminating experience to see this war from a different perspective. Gary McKay has a clear and precise writing style that doesn't leave any room for shuffling about. Skillful writing accompanied by a first hand account of extreme bravery makes for an interesting, mind-opening read.