A life in a year : the American infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 /

"Finally, a book that focuses exclusively on the life of the 'grunt' (infantry soldier) in Vietnam. The voices of more than sixty army and marine infantrymen speak with restrained elegance of their experiences from induction to the jungles and rice paddies of 'Indian country'...

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Main Author: Ebert, James R., 1955- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Novato, CA : Presidio Press, ©1993.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Basic training
  • Advanced individual training
  • Going
  • Arrival and processing
  • Being new
  • First combat
  • Humping the bush
  • Hazards of the field
  • Change and coping
  • Offensive operations
  • The bitter angles of our nature
  • Civilians?
  • "Short!"
  • Eating the toad.