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Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War

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In this frank, engaging memoir, Captain Chamberlain chronicles the missions, personal courage and sacrifice of the Marines he was privileged to command; painfully recalls the unspeakable order he and his Marines were forced to obey; and the cover-up which followed. Nearly four decades later, Captain Chamberlain makes right what was wrong; brings closure to the family of a ...more
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published October 28th 2019 by Love the West Publications LLC
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Michelle Meng
Mar 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I dont think Ill ever be as brave and as forthright like Chamberlain.
This autobiography is honest, memorable and interesting, to say the least.
As we dive into the first few chapters, we view Chamberlains early life, before the big moments, before the suffering, into innocence and normality. Chamberlains story is a part of our history, something that will be remembered for years to come. He speaks of his family, his friends, his fellow soldiers on the battlefield, and even of strangers, who
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Chuck
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Interesting read

This book is very well written. The author knows the proper usage of the English language. But I feel the author has some real issues that he is dealing with. While the story of the abandoned Marine is appalling, Captain Chamberlain made it right and got the boy home. It seems like he has wasted 50 years of his life trying to make someone accountable. In war, stuff happens. And it's not always good. Unfortunately, this travesty has apparently been an all-consuming project of the
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jim bowen
Feb 23, 2020 rated it liked it
Obcession is a better title for this yarn.

The author lets the reader hanging time after time when describing incidents that happened on his watch without telling us the outcome. Such as when his company s amushec on Go Noi island at the railroad track area and he calls in artillery and close air support by the ton on the close by enemy. But does not explain the results very well, or f any patrols were sent in to ascertain BDA... Plus he is overly obsessed with PFC Kelly and what happened to him
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Denis Lenihan
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Integrity

What stands out in this book is. Truth. I was an infantryman with the 1st infantry division in Vietnam 1965to 1966. Somebody once said that the first victim in war is the truth and that was certainly true about Vietnam. Vietnam was an economic war and the people who sent us there were part of the military industrial complex. Jack Kennedy lost his life because he said he would not commit ground troops . Jack Kennedy was naive. It still goes on today. Obama was given the message, and so
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a.t.m.
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Realistic painful read about Marines in Vietnam

The author has written a compelling book in which he reveals his intelligence, his experiences, and his pain. In reading his book, I couldnt help but think of his pain and the pain suffered by so many other veterans and their families, as a result of this conflict. He brought out so many issues about what went dreadfully wrong 52 years ago that I am sure he will carry his burdens for the rest of his life, with honor. I highly recommend this book.
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John E. Wilson
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Courage

This is a book that took great effort to compose due to the trama of all that surrounds those involved. It is hard to imagine the pain that accompanied the actions that were taken and those that were to follow throughout the years .
jan thompson
Apr 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Interesting

A very informative read. I can see where he had a lot of. Questions. Very sad that he was put down for doing the right thing. Bless you Mr Chamberlain. A job well done Sir.
William Napier
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding!

This manuscript portrays the due diligence and love this marine has for his men and country. His dedication brought to light the travesty that occurred.
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Doug Chamberlain, the grandson of homesteaders in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, grew up with the "country values" instilled in him in the rural environment of a very small community. Even though there were only 10 students in his high school graduating class, several of his classmates pursued careers, public service, and military service that took them to various locations around the ...more

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