Well Done, Those Men attempts to make sense of what Vietnam did to the soldiers who fought there It deals with the comic absurdity of their military training and the horror of the war they fought, and is unforgettably moving in recounting what happened to Barry and his comrades when they returned home to Australia.As we now know, most Vietnam vets had to deal with a community that shunned them, and with their own depression, trauma, and guilt Barry Heard s sensitive account of his long journey home from Vietnam is a tribute to his mates, and an inspiring story of a life reclaimed....
|Title||:||Well Done, Those Men: memoirs of a Vietnam veteran|
|Publisher||:||Scribe US 2nd edition April 2, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||320 pages|
|File Size||:||699 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Well Done, Those Men: memoirs of a Vietnam veteran Reviews
All veterans should read this book. I have recommended it to several of my veteran friends and they could readily identify with it as well as with the feelings the author, Barry Heard, was trying to convey. There are some words and phrases one might not fully understand unless they are familiar with Australia and Australian slang, but those instances don't detract from the overall message...One never really recovers from the horrors of war. I donated a copy to the VA Ann Arbor Michigan Hospital and I heard that some of the mental health practitioners use it as a tool in their counseling. As a veteran, I found a deep appreciation for how Barry finally came to grips with the memories that subconsciously plagued him all his life. If you know a veteran who is suffering from PTSD, get them to read this book. It is not a miracle pill, but it will help both you and your veteran better understand how war has affected everyone.
This reviewer read through the book in one 24-hour sitting, it was that engrossing! I have since read it yet again, taking away enough more understanding of what he, and I in a different part of Vietnam, brought back as scars. Some of these can heal over time; some will never heal. One is struck by the need to tell every veteran we meet: "Well done!" We must also tell them thanks for serving, and WELCOME HOME!
Bought for my father who is a Vietnam vet. He just finished reading it and he said it was very good. He does not find many books interesting, but read this one right through. He said alot of the experiences of the author(eg. boot camp) are the same as his even though the author is from Australia. I read a review on the book in a magazine at the VA hospital waiting room while waiting for my father's appointment. I checked Amazon and they had the book for a great price! I will be reading it next.
A very interesting read about an Aussie soldier that heads to Vietnam and then experiences coming home. Very emotional for me and very well written!
Once I started reading Well Done Those Men, I couldn't put it down.
This book can be a therapeutic experience for those who were in Vietnam during the war, as well as a rewarding experience for everyone else.
Having served in South Vietnem before the author and after him, I believe I know a bit about the war and the after effects.