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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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A very important series!

I was 5 years old when America entered the Vietnam War, so I supposed I kind of grew up listening to news bulletins about it and was probably only fully understanding them by the time America left Vietnam.
This is such an important book about a forgotten, even hidden war.
Nobody wanted to acknowledge it, the soldiers were reviled when they came home, even veterans of previous wars shunned them.
I think it's only now that the war has become "cool" enough to portray it in movies, books and art, with people only now, thanking those veterans for their service.
This isn't a novel, it's a collection of stories of veterans of that conflict, not only American veterans either.
This is a collection of their stories and experiences told by THEM.
The narrator is very good, changing his voice as he tells each story, which makes it more immersive than a dry reading of stories and statistics.
I really enjoyed this book, apart from being informative, it was exhilarating, heartbreaking, funny, happy, sad , it was.rollercoaster ride of emotions for me.

Try to check out the authors Burke novels, excellent page turner's, with great characters!

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wonderful

really enjoyed this book. Would easily listening to again. I'm bad about that. So be it!!!!

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An oral history of the Vietnam War

This compilation of 100 personal accounts of the Vietnam War brought a very human voice to what was an unpopular time in US history. As a Vietnam era veteran listening to each story made me think back to my own experiences off the coast of Vietnam onboard the USS Coral Sea in late 1973-1975. While it took quite a while to listen to these stories, I feel like the experience was personally worth every moment listening. Eddie Frierson did an excellent job giving each story an original voice.

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Outstanding!!

I really think this book allows the listeners will get a great understanding of how this war really was for our great veterans and how badly our government acted and denied them there just cause mentality and physically. Great listen Thank You!!

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A very interesting story about the Vietnam war

Hearing veterans tell their adventures and involvement , although brief,brought new insight about the War

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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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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