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By Steven A. Johnson

ISBN-10: 0786466006

ISBN-13: 9780786466009

During this Marine strive against memoir, Steve Johnson recounts his provider in Vietnam from April 1967 to may well 1968. in simple terms 17 whilst he enlisted in 1964, Johnson deployed to Vietnam with the third Reconnaissance Battalion, third Marine department, and his travel incorporated such now well-known destinations as Phu Bai, Khe Sanh, Nha Trang and Quang Tri, between others. With a occasionally funny tone, Johnson describes a conflict of frequently terrified highschool and college-aged children confronted with unique plant and animal existence, monsoon rains, harrowing reconnaissance missions and dying. info are ample approximately strategies, apparatus, geography and, continually, fellow Marines.

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Apparently he had done this once or twice before. When I got up there, I was amazed at how far down it was. Maybe it was because the sun reflecting off the water magnified the ... oh, what the hell! I jumped, folded into a cannonball, and hit the water with a smack. That wasn’t so bad after all. When I popped to the surface and was in the process of congratulating myself for still being alive, I was missed by about an inch by the idiot who jumped after I did. When we got to the side of the pool, he apologized and said he forgot to wait until I was out of the way because he just wanted to get it over with.

They were about 18 feet by 36 feet with a door at each end, and the lower halves of the walls were plywood while the upper half was screened. There were tarps rolled up under the eaves and they were let down at night to keep the light from showing out, or during the monsoon season to keep the rain from getting in. The ubiquitous tin roof topped each hooch. 4. In Country 33 Top: Recon Battalion HQ at Phu Bai (courtesy 1st Lt. Fisher). Bottom: First Lieutenants Al Pfeltz (left) and Jeff Fisher at Bravo Company office hooch in Phu Bai (courtesy 1st Lt.

I was amazed when I walked into the mess hall here at Camp Schwab. There were Okinawan women working there instead of [Marine] mess cooks. There are more Okinawans working here driving trucks and buses and other types of work than there are Marines.... Well I guess that’s it for now. The next place I write from will probably be Da Nang. Steve4 The next leg of the flight would take us to the big Marine air base at Da Nang. I was sitting on the aisle and two other guys from Recon School were in the other two seats beside me.

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