Searing reality grips you from page one to the very last word. This is Viet Nam brought right into your mind. You can breath now you have finished the book.
Dead Men Flying: Victory in Viet Nam The Legend of Dust off: America's Battlefield Angels
by General Patrick Brady w/ Meghan Brady Smith
Book Category: Memoir
Reviewed by Barbara Allen
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1936488353
Discover Silas Soule's connections with the Underground Railroad, Harpers Ferry, the Battle of the Glorieta Pass, and Sand Creek Massacre. Learn why the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes continue to honor this man today.
Silas Soule: A Short, Eventful Life of Moral Courage
by Tom Bensing
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1457513919
Title: CIB: Combat Infantryman Badge
Author: Wilbur (Bill) Rambow
Reviewer; Mindy Lawrence
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0983687889
Specialist Fourth Class Philip Lawson arrives in Vietnam after re-enlisting with the promise of assignment as a helicopter door-gunner. But when he arrives in country he is assigned as a replacement to a mechanized infantry company and his dreams of action in the sky over Vietnam evaporate in a haze of red dust and sweltering humidity.
Phil sets out with a youthful desire to prove not only who he is to himself, but also to earn the confidence and respect of the more experienced men around him. It's not long before action finds him and he discovers the immense physical, psychological and mortal toll he must face to gain his comrades' respect and quiet his own lurking fears. The misery and daily quest for survival are leavened by the combat soldiers' unbreakable bond, and a cast of eccentric pets and mascots that ride the M113 "tracks" with the mechanized grunts. But further complicating Phil's life is the unexpected arrival in the combat zone of Captain Paul Lawson, the domineering older brother whose influence he has been trying to escape for years.
During his R&R in Sydney, though worried that the war may have forever hardened and brutalized him, Phil finds love and the promise of a bright new future-if he can survive his tour of duty. Ultimately he must fight alongside the hardened soldiers who will become his brothers, against an unseen and ruthless enemy to earn the coveted Combat Infantryman Badge.
Title: A Tribute to Tankers
Author: Clyde Hoch
Reviewer: Dick Geschke
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0615784178
Read a short discription of a type of American tank used in combat, followed by stories of soldiers who served in that type of tank in combat. Starting in WWI and continuing to Iraq, along with photos of each tank. These are true combat stories coming directly from the men who manned the tanks and in their own words. Journey back in time and feel the anguish, frustrations and fear these brave men faced day after day. Read of the great sacrifices they made for you the people of the U. S. These stories must be told. These brave men are all worthy of calling real hero's. "A Tribute to Tankers" will educate you about combat tanks, the men who crewed them and what it was really like to go to war.