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Policing Saigon

By: Loren W. Christensen
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
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Policing Saigon isn't Platoon or Apocalypse Now, but the story of Loren W. Christensen's experience as a military policeman (MP) in a city of millions at a time when chaos and fear reigned. 

As a 23-year-old from a small town in Washington State, the author was plunged into a chaotic city of brawling servicemen, prostitutes, racial violence, enemy rockets, riots, and death. It was a place that would give him a unique opportunity to see up close a different side of the Vietnam War and its effect on the human condition. 

Nearly 80 stories collectively convey the author's experiences, and his arc - from naive to jaded, angry, confused, anxious, and bone-weary exhausted - is representative of so many GIs who served in the Vietnam War as well as those veterans of today's conflicts around the globe.

©2017 Loren W. Christensen (P)2019 Tantor
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This is a powerful bio that tweaks every emotion. I’d laugh one chapter and be moved to tears the next.

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Awesome book

I Love it, it's have that feeling you was there next to him in Vietnam

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I was stationed in Viet Nam from 66/67. I was at Tan Son Khnut during my tour there. I was also a member of the 377th Air Police Squadron while there. Many of the places that were spoken about in the book I had been to (good and bad.) I also worked with the 716th Military Police there. I had to laugh about 100 P alley and some of the things that went on there. It was funny in that all the off limits places were the best places to go. I guess that when you are young, one does a multitude of interesting things in that you believe that you are invincible. It was very good reading, It really told the story of Saigon and the surrounding area from the military police view.. A lot of very good men at a very bad time! Very well done.

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Forget about it.

Egotistical lack of awareness pervades the book I got through several chapters and decided it wasn't worth the time. Normally this subject matter would very interesting to me.