Marines in Hue, Vietnam 1968. Hard men in a hard place.

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There are so many great books, you just need to find a subject that interests you about it. Once I learnt the course of events I got into biographies to try and get personal accounts on the war, which I find far more interesting than the broader conflict.

So:
Chickenhawk by Robert Mason is about the UH-1 Huey pilot from his enlistment through his tour and his return home. By far my favourite book, and I can’t recommend it enough. I’ve read it several times.

Dead Center by Ed Kugler is about a marine scout sniper who did two tours. I can’t remember much about it but he explains the difference in tours since his second tour was once they started the draft, he goes on to say the quality of marine is much lower than his previous tour. I think the book is quite heavily criticised but make your own judgement on it. I enjoyed it.

I cant remember the title or author but I recommend you try and find it. I read it a few years ago but it was about a brand new (marine?) lieutenant who was sent to reinforce a squadish sized team at some remote outpost. I think he was the local liaison officer or something because he interacted with the local Vietnamese and ARVN. That was an amazing book since you get a very different angle of the war, he goes to explain that when they were contacted they rarely had artillery or air asset support since they were usually tied up in supporting US units including when any of his ARVN were wounded, they were a low priority since they were some rag tag team in the middle of nowhere. If you find the title, let me know.. Id love to read it again!

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