Not a Gentleman's War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War
by Ron Milam
Debunking the view of the junior officer typified by Lt. William Calley of My Lai infamy, Milam, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War, demonstrates that most of the lieutenants who served in combat performed their duties well and effectively, serving with great skill, dedication, and commitment to the men they led. Milam's narrative provides a vivid, on-the-ground portrait...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by University of North Carolina Press
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Not a Gentleman's War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War is the story of the 5,069 junior officers who died in Vietnam as well as the ones who survived. We are reminded all officers had volunteered to lead men in battle. Based on Ron Milam’s detailed and thorough research, Not a Gentleman's War: An Inside View of Junior Officers in the Vietnam War gives an excellent analysis of these men. The author has the rare combination of scholarly research and with an easy reading text....more