Fighting Shadows in Vietnam : A Combat Memoir
By: Moynihan, Michael P.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (221 p.).ISBN: 9781476613505.Subject(s): Moynihan, Michael P., 1949- | United States. Army -- Biography | United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 20th century | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, AmericanGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fighting Shadows in Vietnam : A Combat MemoirDDC classification: 959.704/342092 | 959.70434 | 959.704342092 LOC classification: DS559.5 .M75 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Introduction; Letters I Never Sent; 1. Warriors with Peace Signs; 2. Shit, Shower, and Shave; 3. From Broadway to the Bush; 4. Welcome to the Jungle; 5. The Ambush; 6. Life as a Grunt; 7. Next Stop: Cambodia; 8. R.I.E. and 326 Tons; 9. The Hill with No Name; 10. Back to Buttons; 11. In the Hands of Fate; 12. The Transition; Index
Set as deeply in his mind as in the depths of the Southeast-Asian jungle, a young American soldier embarks on a journey to a war that, for him, will never be over. I am that American soldier. It's 1969. I am 19 and living in New York City. The world was a playground for Mickey, a naive Irish-American kid bored with his life who felt he was ready for the adventures of war. His father served in World War II, his brother a Marine in Vietnam, now it was his turn. His 365 days in the hell that was Vietnam builds in torment until an attack on a bunker complex in Cambodia where everything goes terribly wrong. Wounded, his friend captured, he becomes a tormented survivor knowing he is always just a heartbeat from death. His adventure turned nightmare brings a visceral understanding of the words penned by Thoreau, those very same words with which his father imparted enduring wisdom throughout his youth: "Most men live lives of quiet desperation," especially those at war. This emotional journey of self-realization chronicles the key perspective--shaping experiences of a U.S. Army grunt fighting in Vietnam.
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