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Tired of always hearing, reading and seeing the american hippy anti war stuff,
I wanted to know more about the Vietnam war, it's not something that was ever talked about
in school. The people I knew that had served in that war would never talk about it.
When I was a teen I was at my grandparents house and a huey military chopper was flying over head my Grandfather pointed up at it and said "I was a gunner on one of those helicopters, during vietnam" A few years latter when gun laws changed he pulled out his M4
Garand to clean it and found a somewhere to sell it, as it was no longer legal for him to have it. He was always a quiet man, said very little.
A few years back I met another Vietnam vet, I found out that they started out using the M4 Garand at the start of the war and switched to the M 16 that we know and use today. The M 16 that was originally issued someone in the military decided to have the bolts painted black
to save costs the specs called for the bolts to be chromed. Some of the Marines kept thier
M4's along with the newly issued M16. This person that I met along with some of his platoon
kept their M4's and carried the M16 the bolts on this M16 were good for jamming and being difficult to fix. This person I spoke to lost most of his platoon due to this, the only people that were able to fight back had the M4's with them.
I have to say that Matterhorn has helped me understand my Grandfathers silence, and why some of these vet's are the way they are.
The only thing I didn't like about this story is that by the end of chapter 2 you understand the madness of the main character, and it just ends... Leaving you with the feeling that a dozen or so chapters are missing.
I had to come back to audible to make sure I got the entire story, I'm hoping that this was meant to be a sample to a larger story or there's going to be a series.
I'm a big fan of the tv series, and don't always have the time to watch, and figured I'd give an audio book a try. I've gotta say for the first audio I tried Dead Air could not be presented in any other form this one was written to be listened to.
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