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LBJ's Hired Gun: A Marine Corps Helicopter Gunner's War in Vietnam
Many Vietnam memoirs have appeared in recent years, but not a single one has the humor, pathos, poignancy, and often sheer hilarity of John J. Gebhart s riveting LBJ S Hired Gun. As Gebhart tells it, he was a smart-mouthed college boy who joined the Marines to see the world and dust a few black pajamas for Uncle Sam. Two grueling tours of duty later (1965-1967) he returned ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published December 13th 2007 by Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
(first published November 2007)
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John J. Gebhart grew up on a dead-end street in West Philadelphia and graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School. In 1964, he quit St. Joseph College after his sophomore year to join the Marines, his childhood dream, and spent September 1965 to September 1967 in Vietnam. Returning to St. Joseph College in 1968, he graduated with a degree in business administration and started an employment servic ...moreMore about John J. Gebhart...