LIGHT CASUALTIES: A Private War - VIETNAM 1968
This is the story of a young man drafted in the largest call in U.S. history to fight a shadowy enemy halfway across the globe for reasons that were never fully understood.
The events in this narrative are real. Names have been changed and some characters are composites. Concerning events reported by hearsay accounts: In the Army there is a saying, "Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see."
The private's world in the Army is not one of strategy and tactics: it's a world of rumor and curt instructions. Most of his knowledge of the war in Vietnam came from the accounts in civilian newspapers and discussions among his friends of equal rank. His information was usually totally unreliable.
I have tried to write this account as it actually happened, depicting the actual emotions felt at that time without a heavy overburden of hindsight. Naturally, there are many things we would all like to do differently.
- Author: J. C. Willis
- Publication Date: 2011-05-30
- Product Group: eBooks
- Binding: Kindle Edition, 269 pages
- ASIN: B0053GAUYC