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By Johnnie M. Clark

ISBN-10: 030777855X

ISBN-13: 9780307778550

THIS GUT-WRENCHING FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE warfare IS A vintage within the ANNALS OF VIETNAM LITERATURE.

"Guns up!" was the conflict cry that despatched desktop gunners racing ahead with their M60s to mow down the enemy, hoping that this wasn't the day they might meet their deaths. Marine Johnnie Clark heard that the lifestyles expectancy of a computer gunner in Vietnam was once seven to 10 seconds after a firefight started. Johnnie was once purely eighteen whilst he bought there, on the top of the bloody Tet Offensive at Hue, and he fast learned the bleak statistic held a chilling truth.

The Marines who fought and bled and died have been usual males, many nonetheless little ones, however the selfless bravery they confirmed each day in a nightmarish jungle struggle made them real heroes. This re-creation of Guns Up!, jam-packed with photos and up-to-date information regarding these harrowing battles, additionally comprises the genuine names of those remarkable warriors and information in their lives after the...

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He put his hands on his hips, standing with his boots more than shoulder-width apart. He beamed with pride as he stuck out his barrel-shaped chest. “We have the highest kill ratio in Vietnam. The colonel does not intend for that to change. Unless we are given permission to invade the North we shall continue fighting under the rules now in effect. You will not kill people who are not in uniform unless you are fired upon by them. You will kill anyone in a North Vietnamese Government …” As the indoctrination continued I became more confused.

I knew the man was dead. I expected to see hundreds of dead NVA scattered about as the sun grew brighter, but this was my first lesson on just how good the enemy was at dragging away the dead and wounded. Every inch of me itched. A layer of gritty sand mixed with sweat that felt more like glue had somehow covered my body. I wanted to see the dead men. I had to find Chan. ” A voice that brought joy and relief to my heart resounded across the compound. “Red! That’s Chan! ” I screamed through the door of the arid bunker.

He put his hands on his hips, standing with his boots more than shoulder-width apart. He beamed with pride as he stuck out his barrel-shaped chest. “We have the highest kill ratio in Vietnam. The colonel does not intend for that to change. Unless we are given permission to invade the North we shall continue fighting under the rules now in effect. You will not kill people who are not in uniform unless you are fired upon by them. You will kill anyone in a North Vietnamese Government …” As the indoctrination continued I became more confused.

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