Combat Corpsman: The Vietnam Memoir of a Navy Seals Medic

Combat Corpsman: The Vietnam Memoir of a Navy Seals Medic

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All his life, Greg McPartlin wanted to be a Marine corpsman, a medic skilled at saving lives. Three months of "bagging-and-tagging" bodies during Vietnam's Tet Offensive took the luster off being a Marine-but not off McPartlin's desire to serve his country.

After assisting in the sea-recovery of Apollo 11-the first ship to bring men to the moon-the twenty-year-old McPartlin was redeployed to Vietnam as an elite Navy SEAL. Barred as a medic by the Geneva Convention from the make-or-break training considered vital to service as a Navy SEAL, McPartlin had to show he had what it took.

In a war where soldiers partied with their buddies in Saigon one day and crawled through an enemy-infested jungle hell the next, McPartlin proved that he was not only an outstanding medic but a real Navy SEAL-the toughest of the tough.
 
Combat Corpsman is McPartlin's account of his year in what had been a Viet Cong stronghold until the SEALs took control. It's the first inside story of a Navy SEAL medic, a man who wanted to heal-not to kill-but did both to save lives.

Product Details

  • Author: Greg McPartlin
  • Publication Date: 2005-11-01
  • Publisher: Berkley Trade
  • Product Group: Book
  • Manufacturer: Berkley Trade
  • Binding: Paperback, 336 pages
  • Item Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 898L x 610W x 91H
    • Weight: 79
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 900L x 590W x 100H
    • Weight: 80
  • List Price: $22.00
  • ISBN: 0425205827
  • ASIN: 0425205827

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