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    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam War

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam War series, Volume 1
    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR (Ret.)
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This volume of Combat Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam War contains stories told by 14 men that fought in the Vietnam War in branches of the US military and the Australian Army. The first begins in February 1962, with a US Air Force pilot that trained South Vietnamese flyers and flew covert air support for South Vietnam’s military. The final story is told by a US civilian, previously a non-combat US Army Armor officer.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of World War II: Volume 1

    • North Africa and Europe, November 1942-May 1945
    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    The stories of 20 combat veterans in this book tell experiences of average Americans that fought enemies of the US in World War II. They relate much previously unavailable information about the military in which they served and the battles they fought, from North Africa to Europe, where the possibility of death and permanent physical and mental injury was their common experience. This book is a "must listen" for those that think they have learned all there is to know about World War II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True stories from real heroes

    • By Darren on 07-16-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of World War II: Volume 2: Pacific, China, and Burma, August 1942 - September 1945

    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    The stories of 15 combat veterans featured in this audiobook tell of the experiences of average Americans who fought US enemies on Pacific islands, in China, and in Burma during World War II. They relate much previously unavailable information about the military in which they served and the battles they fought. The possibility of death and permanent physical and mental injury was a common experience. This audiobook is a "must listen" for those who think they have learned all there is to know about World War II.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This book should be required listening in schools

    • By Lisa B on 07-28-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Korean War, Volume 1

    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    This volume contains 16 autobiographies of men who fought in the Korean War. Their stories give listeners an understanding of what draftees, volunteers, and professional military men experienced in that war. They often tell information not available in US military reports and government-authorized histories and sometimes counter it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • How can you go wrong to get the history & stories of the men that lived & fought through the hell

    • By Kindle Customer on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Korean War, Volume 2

    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This volume contains 19 autobiographies and 59 photos of men that fought in the Korean War. Their stories give readers an understanding of what draftees, volunteers, and professional military men experienced in that war. They often tell information not available in U.S. military reports and government-authorized histories and sometimes counter them. This volume also contains an account of the war-prisoner experience told by a U.S. Army doctor that spent three years as a war prisoner. The first volume of Korean War Combat Veterans Stories contains 16 autobiographies, 41 photos.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Things to ponder in your day

    • By Kindle Customer on 01-01-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Longest Rescue

    • The Life and Legacy of Vietnam POW William A. Robinson
    • By: Glenn Robins
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    While serving as a crew chief aboard a US Air Force Rescue helicopter, Airman First Class William A. Robinson was shot down and captured in Ha Tinh Province, North Vietnam, on September 20, 1965. After a brief stint at the "Hanoi Hilton", Robinson endured 2,703 days in multiple North Vietnamese prison camps, including the notorious Briarpatch and various compounds at Cu Loc, known by the inmates as the Zoo.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful

    • By Jg on 09-02-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • When We Walked Above the Clouds

    • A Memoir of Vietnam
    • By: H Lee Barnes
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 47
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      4 out of 5 stars 46

    More than anything, however, Barnes' story is one of loss - of morale lost to alcoholism, teammates lost to friendly fire, missions aborted, and missions endlessly and futilely repeated. And yet against this dark background, Barnes graciously honors the quiet professionals whose service, overshadowed by the outsized story of Vietnam, nonetheless carried the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • outstanding story and well written

    • By Johnny on 05-08-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam War Volume 3

    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F Spalding USNR (Ret.)
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This volume of Combat Veterans’ Stories of the Vietnam War contains 15 autobiographical stories.
    The first begins in late October 1967, and is told by a Marine rifleman who fought in battles at Mike’s Hill, Foxtrot Ridge, and numerous others. The final story in this volume is told by an Army cavalry officer who led a platoon of armored personnel carriers with such ability and daring that he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, three Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Offser osffer

    • By David Ginaitis on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Cold Days in Hell: American POWs in Korea

    • By: William Clark Latham Jr.
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret.
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Following the North Korean assault on the Republic of Korea in June of 1950, the invaders captured more than a thousand American soldiers and brutally executed hundreds more. American prisoners who survived their initial moments of captivity faced months of neglect, starvation, and brutal treatment as their captors marched them north toward prison camps in the Yalu River Valley. Cold Days in Hell provides a detailed account of their captivity and offers valuable insights into an ongoing issue: the conduct of prisoners in the hands of enemy captors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Eye-Opening Account

    • By Vincent L Sabotin on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Grunt Padre

    • Father Vincent Robert Capodanno, Vietnam, 1966-1967
    • By: Father Daniel L. Mode
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Father Vincent Robert Capodanno was a US Navy chaplain killed in Vietnam in 1967 with his Marine search unit in Operation Swift. Outnumbered 2,500 to 500 Marines, he was killed protecting a corpsman who was administering first aid to a soldier.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Faith and Valor

    • By Kingsley on 06-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam War

    • Vietnam War, Volume 2
    • By: Norman P. Black
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 9 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    This volume, Combat Veterans’ Stories of the Vietnam War, contains 11 autobiographical stories. The first begins in October 1966, and is told by a Marine infantry forward observer who was in 13 operations. The final story in this volume is told by a Marine machine gunner that was in multiple skirmishes and ambushes, in I Corps, including the battle for Hue. Other stories in Volume 2 include those told by a marine infantry officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism and leadership in fighting at villages named Dai Do and Dinh To.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By David Ginaitis on 04-28-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Spare Not the Brave

    • The Special Activities Group in Korea
    • By: Richard L. Kiper
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 6

    The Special Activities Group (SAG) and its subordinate companies have received little attention from historians, despite being an elite combat unit and participating in highly classified and dangerous missions in Korea. Rarely receiving more attention than a footnote, their story usually begins and ends on the night of September 12, 1950, with an amphibious raid near Kunsan. Until their inactivation on March 31, 1951, SAG simply disappears from most Korean War histories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent History Lesson!

    • By Cycletrash on 12-27-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories of the Vietnam War: Vietnam War, Volume 4

    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This volume contains 17 autobiographical stories. The first begins on December 31, 1968, with a US Army infantryman on search and destroy missions in the Mekong Delta. It ends with the story told by the US Marine Corps officer who was in charge of the Marine Corps’ evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Saigon in 1975.  

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Combat Veterans' Stories' of the Vietnam War: Vietnam War, Volume 5

    • By: Norman Black
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This volume contains the United States’ explanation for the war, a review of Vietnam’s history and the war’s and US armed forces in it, as well as various problems during it, including drug and racial problems, desertion, sedition, and treason. 

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821

    • As Told by the Officers and Sailors Who Served Aboard Her
    • By: George A Sites
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    A compilation of real stories told by more than 90 former officers and sailors who served aboard the USS Johnston DD-821. The stories are in each sailor's or officer's own words. It includes stories from commissioning to decommissioning plus WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, and the cold war. A must-hear for any former destroyer sailor or officer, or anyone simply interested in US naval history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Life on the open seas during the cold war

    • By Darren on 07-15-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Barren SEAD: USAF Defense Suppression Doctrine, 1953-1972

    • By: James L. Young Jr.
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In Barren SEAD, award-winning historian James L. Young, Jr., propagates a different theory: Instead of being a sign of what the Air Force was capable of, Linebacker II was a bitter failure that starkly outlined the USAF's limitations. Furthermore, instead of the meddling of the Johnson and Nixon administrations, this defeat was brought about by Air Force leaders' refusal to develop a Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) doctrine from 1953-1972.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very captivating book

    • By Charles on 11-12-15

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Boots to Loafers

    • Finding Your New True North
    • By: LTC John W. Phillips
    • Narrated by: CAPT Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10
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      5 out of 5 stars 10

    The best military transition field manual. A no-nonsense process for any transitioning military member that is based on real experiences. This audiobook is a true guide for what you need to know, not what an ACAP or TAP instructor has in their script

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Good

    • By Tyler Thomas on 08-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821 Part 2: As Told by the Officers and Sailors Who Served Aboard Her

    • By: George A. Sites
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    This audiobook is a continuation of the stories presented in The Real Story of the USS Johnston DD-821, which was the first book. It contains nearly 50 stories as told by officers and sailors that served aboard the Johnston. Each story is told with their own words. It also contains a listing of all ports visited by the Jolly J, including information for each port.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Navy tales

    • By EP on 01-12-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Top 10 Military Special Forces of the World

    • By: Richard Berrington
    • Narrated by: Capt. Kevin F. Spalding USNR-Ret
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    In a wоrld whеrе the importance оf the ѕhееr ѕizе of a соuntrу'ѕ military fоrсеѕ iѕ nо longer a guide to thеir effectiveness, these ѕоldiеrѕ are thе оnеѕ states look to in оrdеr tо gеt the job dоnе. Nоt muсh iѕ knоwn аbоut these units. Thеу mоѕtlу ореrаtе in thе shadows and often gеt соnfuѕеd with соnvеntiоnаl fоrсеѕ. Thiѕ book will examine the 10 best sресiаl fоrсеѕ units in thе wоrld, thеir hiѕtоrу, ѕресiаlizаtiоn, nоtаblе miѕѕiоnѕ, аnd a lot more.

    Regular price: $3.95