Wonderfully read first person account of a young Marine officer in the early days of the Vietnam War. For us history/military fans, it is a nice break from the dry Generals perspective, to what it is like to be a grunt in the field. Worth the buy.
Loved this account of both the ugly and the heroic men and decisions that shaped the policy in Vietnam, and what led to its final doom. I very much enjoyed how Sheehan showed Vann as an imperfect man with good intentions. A little long in parts, but well worth it.
Don't miss this book if you are into military history. Sloan brings to life the heroic men of the Marines of K 35 as if you were there with them.
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