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Blackhorse Riders by Philip Keith
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Sep 28, 14

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Read from July 07, 2012 to September 29, 2014

An account of one desperate battle in War Zone C in 1970. There were tens of thousand of them over the years.This one was an outsatnding episode but then there were many others, as a vetera of Vietnam I am always interested in the experience of others. I had a little to do with tracks from time to time so I have some familiarity to help my imagination along. It was an interesting account and I could certainly feel for those involved, the loss of the documentation and the fact that awards and recommendations went with them is alson not uncommon. Many brave and courageous acts went unrecognized for decades, some of those oversights have been rectified mand haven't. IT seems so long ago now, there is nod oubt that for veterans their war service in Vietnam became a defining aspect of their lives, it could be nothing else other than central to who they became. Some were able to deal with that others were not, the trick is to move to a place where it is not the sole defing factor operating, that has taken some of us a lifetime. This book is written by an ordinary man without either experience of much polish and it shows, but it was a story he thought needed to be told and I am glad he took the trouble

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