Su's Reviews > Loon: A Marine Story
Loon: A Marine Story
Aug 30, 2009
Recommended to Su by: first reads
Recommended for: everyone over age 10
I was fortunate to receive this book as a "first reads" and probably would not have picked this off the bookshelf.After finishing this book, I find myself wanting to discuss what the author so eloquently writes in the last chapter.I was old enough to know what the news told me about Viet Nam, but not really engaged in what was going on in 1968. Jack McLean's account of his experiences are heartfelt and gripping. Although his descrption of the battle at LZ Loon are realistically sickening, his narrative of his return home is sobering. I would highly recommend this book-especially for high school or college classes who would benefit from a first hand account of what it was to be a Marine in Viet Nam. Thank you Jack McLean for enlightening us.
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