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Headhunters: Stories from the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, in Vietnam 1965-1971
Brennan, a critically acclaimed author, has collected the stories of his fellow Headhunters--the men who fought with Vietnam's first helicopter reconnaissance squadron. They recall the war in their own words, providing oral history at its most exciting and most unforgettable.
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 306 pages
Published November 1st 1987 by Presidio Press
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My affection for "Apocalypse Now" peaked my interest in this novel. The text is different than most soldier's memoirs in that the stories are a collection of different men telling of their tours in Vietnam. Quite a departure from the Stephen Crane model. The novel lacks a pizzaz in style, there are only a couple of stories that are well written, most of the stories are transcripts from conversation, many of the stories are a hefty accumulation of dates, facts and material. The lack of polish ...more
Mar 11, 2016 Lew rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Matthew Brennan has done an excellent job of collecting stories from those veterans he served with and others that served with the elite 1/9 Cav in Vietnam. Though many of the experiences are similiar each veteran brings his own perspective of their time in Vietnam and several discuss the issues Vietnam vets had upon returning home.