Our Vietnam Wars

As Told by 100 Veterans Who Served
Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: History, Military
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Publisher's Summary

This could be the most important audiobook you'll listen to this year. It isn't another war story. It is an audiobook about people, and it contains the personal stories of 100 Vietnam veterans who served there. 

Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines from the late 1950s to 1975, we served from the Delta to the DMZ, and from Thailand to Yankee Station in the South China Sea. Infantry grunts, truck drivers, medics, helicopter pilots, nurses, clerk typists, jet pilots, mechanics, staff officers, repairmen, artillerymen, B-52 bombardiers, MPs, and doctors, we were black, white, and Hispanic, male and female. We were only in our teens and early 20s, but our stories continue to resonate through the years. 

January 30 marked the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive, the seminal event of a war that dominated my generation and changed lives. Some of the men and women in this audiobook are true war heroes. Most were just trying to survive. If you were there, you understand. If you weren't, my hope is that through these stories, you will. 

Breaking down the stereotypes, they tell who we were, the jobs we did, our memories of that time and place and how it changed us, and what we did after we came home. 

More than 58,200 of us paid the ultimate price, but the war didn't end when the last US helicopter lifted off from the roof of the US Embassy in Saigon. It continues to take its ugly toll on many who did come home. Instead of bands and parades, we got PTSD and Agent Orange, diabetes, ischemic heart disease, neuropathy, leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, prostate cancer, and many more. As they say, "Vietnam: the gift that keeps on giving."

©2018 William F. Brown (P)2019 William F. Brown

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Compelling

I have both the audible and print additions. The narrator is great and changed his voice from veteran to veteran which made the stories more intriguing and realistic. This is a great book and audio recording.

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Thank you, veterans!

Thank you to the veterans who shared their stories in this book, both for sharing and for living these stories! Thank you for what you did in service to our country!

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  • 07-08-20

a great listen

one of the best audible books I've listen to I've enjoyed this book from start to finish I would have love to hear more about the south Korea soilders you should do a book on them I'd listen to that