• What Now, Lieutenant?

  • By: Robert O. Babcock
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (90 ratings)

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What Now, Lieutenant?

By: Robert O. Babcock
Narrated by: Bob Souer
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Publisher's summary

Every now and then a work comes along that is so simple and refreshing in its originality that it immediately captures the spirit of American fighting men throughout the ages. Such is this work by Bob Babcock. What makes this work unique is that it is based upon his wartime writing as it occurred, without the softening of time and the refining of modern memory applied to past experience. In it you will find the thinking of a young officer as he struggles to take in all that he is responsible for while experiencing everything himself for the first time. It is an honest, unvarnished look at Soldiering in 1966-1967 and is as fine an example of the early American experience in Vietnam that one is likely to come across.

This is the personal account of Bob Babcock's experiences as a platoon leader and executive officer with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967.

©2008 Robert O. Babcock (P)2018 Tantor

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Well written and a good source of knowledge. Difficult to listen to because the narrator sounds like a robot.

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Excellent

The book is excellently written. Wonderful stories, and insight. A definite must read in my opinion. Only downside the performance of the narration is a little robotic.

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Well told and a different perspective

Maybe a bit too long towards the end, but overall good. It does have a letter/journal style retelling, but this man is not a novelist. He is a Viet nam veteran who did his time, learned from his NCOs and should be proud.

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Great personal account of Vietnam

Well written and narrated personal account of Mr. Babcock’s time in Vietnam. Also has great information about ways to find people you served with and want to contact.

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A Good story about our involvement in Vietnam 🇻🇳

This book was written by a new lieutenant and his coming of age in a not too popular war

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Vietnam with a Lieutenant Babcock

loved it, great overall story, well written and presented by the reader. I'll read more of this authors books.

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Always worth gaining others perspective!

First person accounts of war are always insightful and worth the time investment to listen to or read, at least from my point of view. Mr. Babcock does an excellent job in relaying his story in a personal and heartfelt manner that is easy to under stand. It is well worth the time investment to learn and listen to his tales.

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