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    • A Different Face of War: Memories of a Medical Service Corps Officer in Vietnam

    • North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
    • By: James G. Van Straten
    • Narrated by: Chaz Allen
    • Length: 15 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A Different Face of War is a riveting account of one American officer in the Medical Service Corps during the early years of the Vietnam War. Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, near the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, nurses, the mentally ill, and even political operatives. He sent his wife daily letters from July 1966 through June 1967, describing in impressive detail his experiences, and those letters became the primary source for his memoir.

    Regular price: $24.95