extraordinary life of a war veteran. by John Mark Smith

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Find out what it was like in the day-to-day life of a soldier in the Vietnam War. The book begins with his experiences in training, taking you through his service in Ft. Bragg, Ft Polk, Vietnam, Hawaii and Ft. Lewis. You will find yourself captivated by the missions he performed in the jungles of South Vietnam.

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin is a satirical novel that exposes the absurdity of life under totalitarian reign. Private Ivan Chonkin is a member of the Red Army. He is not a very good soldier and is sent to guard a fallen plane in the rural village of Krasnoye - because there is no one better available to do so.4/5.

Generally considered the top memoir by a female Vietnam veteran, this brutally frank book is written with many detailed descriptions of the wounded and dying men Van Devanter saw as a nurse at the 71st Evacuation Hospital in Pleiku during her tour.

It is filled with the emotional turmoil she faced in-country and after coming home. Henry Langrehr's extraordinary service during World War II has been extraordinary life of a war veteran. book in a book co-authored by Jim DeFelice.

About the Book While the world suffered through the madness of WWII, what was life like for the women of war.

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More than 2, years old and still relevant today, "The Art of War" is a must-read book on military theory and strategy. But its maxims can be applied by those far outside the combat arms.

Tzu offers advice relevant to everyone from Army generals to CEOs. World War II Veterans Stories, Listed Alphabetically by Last Name (Experiencing War: Stories from the Veteran's History Project of the Library of Congress, American Folklife Center).

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Brent Gleeson has degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University, English and history from Oxford University, and a graduate business degree from the University of San Diego. As a member of SEAL Team 5, Gleeson's platoon had some of the first SEALs deployed to Iraq in early He served several tours in Iraq, Africa, and other theaters of : Brent Gleeson.

Bythe author, now involved in the peace movement, and her brother parted over the meaning of the war. The book describes how Whitney put together the missing pieces of Schuler’s tragic life, which entered a downward spiral of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and alcoholism.

“Even if the book is a fantasy novel, when veterans of war are writing those books, there is an authenticity that may be lacking in books by authors who haven't experienced war. We've also found. - Explore oklahomadav's board "Books written by Veterans and Military People", followed by people on Pinterest.

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Chris Lynch’s Vietnam quartet (I Pledge Allegiance, Sharpshooter, Fire-Free Zone, Casualties of War) Four friends pledge to stick together for life, even during war. The extraordinary life of Civil War veteran Albert Cashier On August 6,a shy young man from Belvidere, Illinois, signed up to fight for the North in the Civil War.

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Scribner's publishers gave Carroll a $, advance for the book (money Carroll donated to veterans' groups). The book became a The New York Times bestseller. Our analysis is the first to use objective military and medical records to demonstrate the development of post-war disease ailments over the life course among veterans of any war.

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Here are questions to use when interviewing veterans who served in the United States armed forces during World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Persian Gulf wars.

A separate set of questions is available elsewhere for use when interviewing civilians (see also Sample Interview Questions for Civilians).

A member of the American Legion Auxiliary Dubuque Unit, supporting veterans was a cause close to Joan’s heart. Her son William served in the Korean War, and Joan’s brothers served in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. Streng said one of Joan’s brothers died of cancer related to Agent Orange, which, in part, spurred her advocacy.

Veteran journalist Chris Wallace takes readers behind the scenes and brings to life the compelling story of the days leading up to Hiroshima. Written like a spy novel, this is a must-read history that will educate and keep you turning the pages.

Sebastian Junger's new book, "Tribe," looks at soldiers returning home from war. He tells NPR's Scott Simon that veterans often don't feel like they belong to. In one of the book’s most vivid scenes, he returns to Indianapolis to race for the first time in front of his father, Gilbert Taylor, a black Civil War veteran.

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New York Times best-selling authors Joseph L. Galloway, a Vietnam War correspondent who was the only civilian to be awarded the Bronze Star in Vietnam, and Marvin J. Wolf, a U.S.

Army combat photographer and reporter, dedicate the book to the memory of Cyril R. “Rick” Rescorla, a Vietnam veteran of the battles of La Drang Valley and hero of.

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Wal Williams went through layers of hell in World War Two. LAST MISSION TO TOKYO The Extraordinary Story of the Doolittle Raiders and Their Final Fight for Justice By Michel Paradis. World War II in the Pacific was a war of atrocity.

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