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Writing the War : My Ten Months in the Jungles, Streets and Paddies of South Vietnam, 1968

By: Atkins, Stephen E.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2010Description: 1 online resource (224 p.).ISBN: 9780786457441.Subject(s): Atkins, Stephen E | United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 31st. Battalion, 6th | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Regimental histories -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Writing the War : My Ten Months in the Jungles, Streets and Paddies of South Vietnam, 1968DDC classification: 959.704/342092 | 959.704342092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. Background and Training for the Vietnam War; 2. First Weeks in South Vietnam; 3. First Blooding; 4. Operations in the First Weeks of May; 5. Battle of the Cholon Y Bridge; 6. Combat in the Mekong Delta; 7. Adapting to the Rear-Echelon and the Battle of the Plain of Reeds Report; 8. Back at Bearcat and the Thai Presidential Award; 9. Events at Dong Tam and Special Assignments; 10. Back at Dong Tam; 11. Last Months in South Vietnam; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Appendix I
Appendix JAppendix K; Index
Summary: The author of this Vietnam War memoir was drafted in November 1966 just before completion of his Ph.D. work in French history and entered the army, age 26, in February 1967. He arrived in Vietnam in April 1968. Serving as both pointman and sniper, he experienced six weeks of frontline duty, averaging a firefight each week with heavy casualties. With his advanced degree and a 2.50 case of beer for a bribe, he then transferred to the 19th Military History Detachment and spent the remainder of his tour of duty traveling the Mekong Delta, Plain of Reeds, and areas near Saigon. His memoir is the result of a tour of intense fighting, careful documentation, and an illicit diary.
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Cover; Table of Contents; Introduction; 1. Background and Training for the Vietnam War; 2. First Weeks in South Vietnam; 3. First Blooding; 4. Operations in the First Weeks of May; 5. Battle of the Cholon Y Bridge; 6. Combat in the Mekong Delta; 7. Adapting to the Rear-Echelon and the Battle of the Plain of Reeds Report; 8. Back at Bearcat and the Thai Presidential Award; 9. Events at Dong Tam and Special Assignments; 10. Back at Dong Tam; 11. Last Months in South Vietnam; Conclusion; Appendix A; Appendix B; Appendix C; Appendix D; Appendix E; Appendix F; Appendix G; Appendix H; Appendix I

Appendix JAppendix K; Index

The author of this Vietnam War memoir was drafted in November 1966 just before completion of his Ph.D. work in French history and entered the army, age 26, in February 1967. He arrived in Vietnam in April 1968. Serving as both pointman and sniper, he experienced six weeks of frontline duty, averaging a firefight each week with heavy casualties. With his advanced degree and a 2.50 case of beer for a bribe, he then transferred to the 19th Military History Detachment and spent the remainder of his tour of duty traveling the Mekong Delta, Plain of Reeds, and areas near Saigon. His memoir is the result of a tour of intense fighting, careful documentation, and an illicit diary.

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Stephen E. Atkins is a librarian and historian curator for French Collections in Cushing Library at Texas A&M University Libraries.

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