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Compass and a Camera : A Year in Vietnam

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With a compass to direct him in his job as a forward observer and a personal camera to document his experiences—and keep him connected to his creative side—Vietnam veteran Steven Burchik was lucky enough to make it home and years later decided to write about the most challenging year of his life.

Like any experience, his year spent with the First Infantry Division statione

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Kindle Edition, 287 pages
Published December 25th 2014 by Sharlin-K Press
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Frank Colley
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
It took almost a year to read

While I sincerely thank the author for his service, I found this book to be a very slow read. Sometimes boring. This book however, is well written and I did finish the story.
Diane
Jul 25, 2018 rated it liked it
I have read numerous books by soldiers of their experiences in Vietnam and although I'm glad you returned safely, you're was the most boring.

Not much action, but intelligently written. You had one of the least adventurous times in Vietnam that i have read about. You're probably the most honest guy i have read. Everyone else writes of non-stop action.


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Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyable read. Well written

Enjoyed very much. I think a picture book would also be a hit. Thankful to all the men that served and shared thier experiences with the rest of us to try to understand. Well written in my opinion
Steven Minniear
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This not your usual Vietnam war story. But perhaps it should be. It probably depicts the kind of life most infantrymen had, at least in the earlier years of the war. I recommend reading it. Now I want to go to the next exhibit of Burchik’s photos and see the story in a different way.
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