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Acceptable Loss by Kregg P.J. Jorgenson
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Jun 22, 12

really liked it
bookshelves: vietnam-war
Read from April 19 to June 23, 2012

This guy really did have a story tell. I served in the same area with elements of the 25th Division at the same time he was there. Nothing quite as dramatic as his experiences, but it was a kind of weird experience reading this book being familiar with the battleground. It is a straight forward accpount by a frontline infantry combat soldier in the thick of it and that came through. The story was true to that experience and showed so well the effects of combat stress on a young mind. He returned home with the same issues and the same mind set as so many of us. A good book for anyone with a broad interest in Vietnam. It gives an outstanding account of the LRRP experience and that of the rescue teams for downed pilots in one of the most comabt active areas in Vietnam, These guys earned their combat infantry badges and then some. My hat's off to them. Sell done those men!
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