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Let's Kill the Dai Uy by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 1,970. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
This is a hilarious tale of an Air Force combat fighter pilot in Vietnam who goes out on patrol with a special forces team he has supported many times from the air. Seeing the pilot is having a hard time keeping up, one of the Chinese mercenaries called Nungs, says to the team leader, "Let's kill the Dai Uy." Dai Uy is Vietnamese for captain.Read on to see what happened.
To War in Style by Mark Berent
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Military
In January of 1973 we in the Defense Attaché Office in the American Embassy, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, found ourselves in an unusual situation. In Vietnam, all US forces were ordered to cease fighting and that included air assets as well as the ground troops. Yet we had authorized air support until August 15. This article is about what occurred during that time.
Baby Killers by Jim Morris
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
War Story author Jim Morris ponders the hated nickname "Baby Killers" given to Vietnam War soldiers, and then explains the extraordinary lengths U.S. soldiers go to in order to avoid civilian casualties, often at the soldiers' own expense.
The Making of Operation Dumbo Drop by Jim Morris
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2014 by Antenna Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » History » Military
Jim Morris (author of War Story) published his story about the making of the Disney movie, Operation Dumbo Drop, starring Danny Glover and Ray Liotta, about the efforts of the Green Berets in transporting elephants (hence "Dumbo") via helicopter over the Vietnamese jungle while the war was going on. Pretty crazy...and based on a real event! Turns out making the movie was every bit as difficult.
After the Hanoi Hilton, an Accounting by Rick Fredericksen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When combat ceased across Vietnam, it signaled the start of a cold war over the Americans left behind. As family members agonized, nearly 2,500 POWs and MIAs had become human pieces in a diplomatic chess match that outlasted the war itself. Historic accounts, as they happened, are told by a former Vietnam Marine and CBS News correspondent who covered the complex issue for more than a decade.
Vietnam: Reflections of an Interrogator by Donald H Sullivan
Price: $1.35 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military(5.00 from 1 review)
The Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a GI who served as a translator/interrogator with Psychological Operations while in Vietnam during the war. The book tells of his experiences and his thoughts on the war.
Mad Dog: The Legend and Truth of Jerry Shriver by Henry Brown
Price: Free! Words: 5,670. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Was he a stark-raving lunatic or a man custom-made for combat, in a conflict that tested any man's sanity?
The 1968 Tet Offensive Battles of Quang Tri City and Hue - The Fight for the Triangle and the Citadel, West of Hue, Stalemate in the Citadel, plus Secretary of Defense History Excerpt by Progressive Management
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 64,000. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph focuses on the battles of Quang Tri City and Hue that took place during the 1968 Tet offensive . The offensive itself, an all-out effort by Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces to overrun the major cities of South Vietnam, marked the turning point of the Vietnam War.
Rolling Thunder 1965/8 by Andrew May
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The longest battle in the entire Vietnam War was “Rolling Thunder”, the strategic bombing offensive against North Vietnam carried out by the US 2nd Air Division.
Heroes in Obscurity A Vietnam Era Junior Officer's Stories of Unsung Heroes and of Life on Small Navy Auxiliary Ships by James Duermeyer
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 73,530. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
James Duermeyer began his writing with this book, Heroes in Obscurity, followed by three historical fiction novels. Heroes in Obscurity is a candid, humorous, and humble memoir account of a junior Naval officer during the Vietnam War. Whether the reader is an armchair warrior, one who has served, or a military family member, Heroes in Obscurity is a heart felt, engaging collection of tales.
Brown Water Red Blood - A Sailor's Memories of his Tour of Duty with TF-117 in the Mekong Delta, Republic of Vietnam by Bruce Gaughran
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,860. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
Three short stories telling of the author's experiences as a member of the Brown Water Navy, Mobile Riverine Force 117, in the Mekong Delta Region of the Republic of Vietnam in 1968. 1. "Will I Finally Find Some Peace?" - Reflects upon the author's tour of duty 2. "Brothers in Blood" - A firefight with the Viet Cong 3. "No Two Minute Warning" - The sinking of a support ship by a Viet Cong
Rangers Lead the Way: The Vision of General Creighton W. Abrams - The Post-Vietnam Army, The Ranger Battalion since World War II, the Wickham and Sullivan Charters, Lesson Learned by Progressive Management
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This paper will examine the use of the Ranger Battalions to lead the Army through change. The thesis of the paper purports that one of the reasons for the formation of the modern day Ranger Battalions was to provide a change agent for the rest of the Army.
"Farewell the Tranquil Mind": Security and Stability in the Post-Vietnam Era - American Foreign Policy Shortly After Vietnam by Progressive Management
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,800. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
The Vietnam War has now passed into history. Though the outcome of that war was anything but satisfactory to many Americans, it is probably safe to say that the war's end brought a qualified sense of relief to the broad generality of America's citizenry.