After living a normal life for twenty years, a war halfway around the world forever alters the life of a young man The 1960s were a turbulent time for the United States Anti war riots, race riots, and gender equality protests shook America and permanently changed the composition of the American way of life But for Ray Anderson, life was peaceful and full of normalcy That is, until his number was drawn Unlike others who dodged the draft, Anderson, knew his country needed him and accepted the call to arms Leaving behind everything he knew and loved, Anderson embarked upon a new life, one in which he must fight to preserve the freedom of world, by attempting to stop the tyrannical aggression the North Vietnamese inflict upon its Southern brothers and sisters After witnessing the atrocities of war, Anderson comes home to ungrateful and unsympathetic protestors, heckling him as he attempts to reenter the real world An American Soldier in Vietnam is a means of conveying the harsh conditions American soldiers faced in Vietnam, and the cruel treatment Veterans experienced at the hands of their fellow Americans....
|Title||:||An American Soldier in Vietnam|
|Publisher||:||Page Publishing, Inc July 17, 2013|
|Number of Pages||:||202 pages|
|File Size||:||562 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
An American Soldier in Vietnam Reviews
I VERY much enjoyed this book and recommend it for everyone who wants to know more about the day to day conditions as they were for the very young men who served the military in late 60's Vietnam. My younger brother served with the author and I was completely absorbed by Mr. Alexander's entertaining account. NOTE: I bought the Kindle version which did not download all the photos, definitely a disappointment. Amazon/Kindle, please fix this!
I just completed reading this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I had trouble putting it down today when my flight landed in Denver, but had to wait until after my business meetings to read the last few chapters.
I highly recommend Steve Alexander's new book, "An American Soldier in Vietnam".
I would recommend this book to anyone that that was there or anyone that wants to know what it was like from a soldiers perspective. The author captures the reader with an intriguing story and makes you understand a little better the true price of freedom. The author injects emotion, humor and gives you a true sense of what was going on before during and after a soldiers journey. This book should be on everyone's read list!.
I purchased this book because my dad's photo was used on the cover, along with numerous others throughout the book. I was disappointed to see that the author and publisher omitted any photo credits. And thus, giving credit where credit is due to my father, Ron Williams, another brave American soldier who served in Vietnam and brought back these lasting images for others to see.
I served with Steve in 1968-1969 on LZ Cork and LZ San Juan Hill. I found his book to be an excellent read. His stories took me back to those days. Memories that were long ago forgotten came back, some good, some not so good. I would recommend this book to all Vietnam vets and anyone else who might want a quick history of what it was like to be with a 105 howitzer battery.
A very detailed account of what US soldiers went through in the war.
I was there in that Artillery Battery during most of the time that Steve described. I had forgotten a lot of the activity.