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Vietnam, A Memoir: Airborne Trooper epub ebook

by David Holland

Vietnam, A Memoir: Airborne Trooper epub ebook

Author: David Holland
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc. (October 27, 2005)
Pages: 266 pages
ISBN: 059537414X
ISBN13: 978-0595374144
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 303
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by David Holland (Author). Holland rightly describes his Vietnam War trilogy as "irreverent and cynical

by David Holland (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0595374144. Holland rightly describes his Vietnam War trilogy as "irreverent and cynical. Holland did a lot of boozing and whoring during his long tour in the Republic of Vietnam, and one might ask how a guy like him was tapped to lead a platoon in the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade. Let me say, however, that this memoir had me turning pages. There is drama, beauty, ugliness, stupidity, heroism. There is also a good dose of self-effacing humor. Holland got his combat feet wet in Tuy Hoa, chasing the elusive Victor Charlie.

Vietnam, A Memoir: Airborne Trooper is the second work of a trilogy on one young Army officer’s service in the Vietnam War. The first volume, Saigon Cop, covers his year as a Military Police platoon leader in Saigon

Vietnam, A Memoir: Airborne Trooper is the second work of a trilogy on one young Army officer’s service in the Vietnam War. The first volume, Saigon Cop, covers his year as a Military Police platoon leader in Saigon. The third volume, Mekong Mud Soldier, describes the war seen by an American advisor to a Vietnamese unit in the wet Mekong Delta. Together, the three books te Vietnam, A Memoir: Airborne Trooper is the second work of a trilogy on one young Army officer’s service in the Vietnam War.

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Three Books by - Pictorial Histories of the 173rd Airborne Bde with Bio's of Sky Soldiers. A remarkable memoir of small unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam. Truly a classic of military history. Large coffee table type of a book. Col. James McDonough graduated from West Point and served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader in the legendary 173d Airborne Brigade. The making of a soldier by Herbert.

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This is the Airborne Division in Vietnam. This shows the awful terrain the soldiers had to battle in. From swamps to mountainous jungles the American soldiers found it hard to navigate the unfamiliar land.

It's mostly aircraft, artillery, some Sky Trooper at work, and dialog via title/text. But for those who were there, it's not a movie or reenactment, it is real footage taken in Vietnam. I appreciate all those who made this humble home movie possible.

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Vietnam, A Memoir: Airborne Trooper is the second work of a trilogy on one young Army officer's service in the Vietnam War. The first volume, Saigon Cop, covers his year as a Military Police platoon leader in Saigon. The third volume, Mekong Mud Soldier, describes the war seen by an American advisor to a Vietnamese unit in the wet Mekong Delta. Together, the three books tell a tale of war stripped of glory, high purpose, inspiration, and superficial patriotism. The focus is instead on five Bs: booze, babes, boredom, bureaucracy, and occasionally battle.In Airborne Trooper, the author is a semi-trained infantry platoon leader trying to quickly climb a steep learning curve in one of the Vietnam War's legendary units, the 173rd Airborne Brigade. The central ingredient of the book is not so much actual fighting as the hard, almost animal-like existence of the U.S. infantryman-the grunt, the line doggie, and the boonie rat-during Vietnam. The fighting itself ranges from brief, sometimes one-sided, engagements to one of the most costly efforts of the war, the Battle of Dak To in November 1967.
Reviews (2)
JOGETIME
Holland rightly describes his Vietnam War trilogy as "irreverent and cynical." Holland did a lot of boozing and whoring during his long tour in the Republic of Vietnam, and one might ask how a guy like him was tapped to lead a platoon in the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade. I won't. Let me say, however, that this memoir had me turning pages. There is drama, beauty, ugliness, stupidity, heroism. There is also a good dose of self-effacing humor. Holland got his combat feet wet in Tuy Hoa, chasing the elusive Victor Charlie. Nothing much in the way of combat happened there, but Holland's narrative holds your interest anyway. Holland had never been in a leadership position until Tuy Hoa. When you don't know what the hell you're doing, anything can happen and usually does. Thank God for noncoms. Holland almost got two of his own guys killed and, afterward, received a short but heated lecture from his platoon sergeant on communications. Things heat up when Holland is sent to Dak To, and we get a gripping narrative of the Battles on Hill 882. Holland commanded a mortar platoon in Dak To. He didn't know squat about operating mortars. So he had to get on-the-job training during one of the fiercest slugfests of the war. If you're interested in getting the big picture of the Battle of Dak To, read Edward F. Murphy's account in Dak To: America's Sky Soldiers in the Central Highlands. Murphy quotes Holland in his book. This is the second book of Holland's trilogy. I've just finished the third one, an account of his being an ARVN advisor in the Mekong Delta. Both of them are great reads.

Tamesya
I have not read the author's other two books on his Vietnam experiences; I read this one because I served in a sister battalion in the 173d Airborne Brigade in close to the same time frame. This book very accurately portrays the physical hardships, the difficult terrain and the beautiful if spooky misty Central Highlands. I don't feel the author took any excessive literary liberties in this memoir, which is certainly not the case in several other "memoirs" I have read (see review of "Headhunter One Kilo"). I believe this is a well-told tale, and very unpretentious in its writing. This is a worthwhile read. "Airborne!", Mr. Holland, and thanks for your service to our poor, foundering country.
Jaguar Six

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