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There & Back: A Combat Medic's Chronicle
Narrated by: Eric Martin
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
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In 1967, Jim Purtell left his small Midwestern town to join the US Army. He did so at a time when the country was pro-Vietnam and serving seemed an honorable thing to do. Little did he know that the tide would turn a mere six months later as drastically as it did.  

Vietnam - There & Back: A Combat Medic's Chronicle is a candid account of the time when he and several other combat vets found themselves conducting operations in the jungles of Vietnam during and after the Tet Offensive.  

Purtell describes in gritty detail what it was like to live and fight with an infantry company only to return to anti-Vietnam sentiment so strong that he and his fellow veterans felt nobody cared about them or the sacrifices they made.

©2018 Jim Purtell (P)2018 Tantor

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<br />Great book!

This is not a gung ho war book, nor is it an anti-war book, instead it is one man's story of struggling through Vietnam while trying to stay alive and help others to do the same. Jim Purtell offers an honest, straight forward, and easy to read (listen) account of his time in Vietnam as a combat medic and terrors he and many others saw and experienced.

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