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Three million men served in Vietnam and each has a story to tell. Shore Duty is the unique account from author Stewart M. Harris who served as senior advisor to Coastal Group 16 in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. It is the tale of a small outpost in eastern Quang Ngai Province. From a fort built of coconut logs and mud, four Americans and eighty to ninety Vietnamese operated ...more
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published September 23rd 2009 by iUniverse
(first published September 1st 2009)
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Finally, a book describing, realistically and entertainingly, what a tour of duty in this unusual Naval assignment in Vietnam was like. It mirrored my own experiences and brought back many memories. It also captured the issues of those days and how they affected the average serviceman, American and Vietnamese alike. Sea going sailors like Harris were assigned to remote outposts, were poorly prepared for duty that often required land combat, were equipped with antiquated weapons, were badly ...more