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The Proud Bastards: One Marine's Journey from Parris Island through the Hell of Vietnam epub ebook

by E. Michael Helms

The Proud Bastards: One Marine's Journey from Parris Island through the Hell of Vietnam epub ebook

Author: E. Michael Helms
Category: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Pocket Star (February 1, 2004)
ISBN: 0743483243
ISBN13: 978-0743483247
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 415
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The Proud Bastards book. E. Michael Helms has given this reader an eye-opening experience into the hell he lived in from Boot Camp to Vietnam and he does it with dignity, grace and stark honesty.

The Proud Bastards book. Proud Bastards is Mr. Helms’ journey, the good, the bad and the ugly, told as only one who lived through the assault on his senses, his person and his heart as he struggled to survive intact, emotionally, mentally and physically.

In 1967, a young E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys . Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines-and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. It was the first stop on a journey that would forever change him-and by its end, he would be awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry

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The true story of one young marine's harrowing journey from boot camp at Parris Island through the hell of combat in. .To me, The Proud Bastard would make the best movie of all because it's written by a grunt who was there.

The true story of one young marine's harrowing journey from boot camp at Parris Island through the hell of combat in Vietnam during the height of the war. This i. A friend told me about The Proud Bastards and I obtained a copy. I couldn't put it down, and read it cover to cover although that cost me some sleep. Its stream of consciousness style reminds me of works by Jim Harrison, an author I greatly admire.

The Proud Bastards - E. I double-time down the squadbay and through the hatchway leading to the head. I race to a toilet as waves of salty spit well-up from my throat. I spit into the bowl a few times but don’t puke. God, how I had dreamed about that place! Everything I had read and heard about was true.

One Marine's Journey from Parris Island through the Hell of Vietnam. Price may vary by retailer. A riveting memoir of one marine rifleman's journey from Parris Island through the hell of Vietnam and the Tet Offensive with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines. In 1967, a young E.

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Author: E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines - and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. Title: The Proud Bastards: One Marine's Journey from Parris Island through the Hell of Vietnam. No user reports were added yet. Be the first! Send report: This is a good book. 0. get from feedbooks.

A riveting memoir of one marine rifleman's journey from Parris Island through the hell of Vietnam and the Tet Offensive with the Second Battalion, Fourth Marines.In 1967, a young E. Michael Helms boarded a bus to the legendary grounds of Parris Island, where mere boys were forged into hardened Marines—and sent to the jungles of Vietnam. It was the first stop on a journey that would forever change him—and by its end, he would be awarded the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation, and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. From the brutality and endurance-straining ordeals of boot camp to the endless horror of combat, Helms paints a vivid, unflinchingly realistic depiction of the lives of Marines in training and under fire. As powerful and compelling a battlefield memoir as any ever written, Helms's “grunt's-eye” view of the Vietnam War, the men who fought it, and the mindless chaos that surrounded it, is truly a modern military classic.
Reviews (7)
Lucam
I found Michael's own story of the Vietnam War, especially in 1968, to be very profound and heart wrenching, as well as his description of boot camp. His book gave me a much better understanding and insight into the horrors that he and hundreds of thousands of other soldiers, sailors and Marines, including my own brother, endured in that war with the sacrifice of their lives and souls. They fought not only for their families and their country, but also for each other. While their wounds were evident on the outside, the wounds to their hearts could not be seen from the outside. Through their writings, many of them have been able to attain a certain measure of peace for their souls, and if anyone wants to understand why and how it all happened, begin with reading Michael's books. He has been blessed with a gift to share with all of those who were part of this era. God bless you and thank you for your service, Teapot!!!

Umdwyn
I was amazed that the author could, after all these years, conjure up the convincing voice of an 18 year old kid faced with the horror of Vietnam. The realism seems truly incredible. I did not serve in Vietnam, but from the experience of my friends who did, this is the real deal. When the protagonist purposely tries to make an infection serious enough to merit evacuation, the truth of that war for many of those who fought becomes evident. As a friend, a former platoon leader says, "We could have beat the Cong and NVA into dust in a month." It may be true, but you can win all the battles, and still lose the war. This is the reality in what we now call the world of "asymmetric warfare." Too bad not everyone has gotten the message.

Fordg
War is hell and THE PROUD BASTARDS is your ticket in. Helms writes with a refreshing and terrifying level of honesty. From his days on Parris Island and basic training to Nam and back to 'the world', Helms takes the reader into the setting of war and what's more, into the minds of those it affects. I can't speak to the experiences Helms had while in Vietnam, but I can assure you that his portrait of basic training was spot on. I remember my own time in basic--a mere six weeks compared to Helms' ten--as one of pride, confusion, exhaustion, and a conglomeration of other emotions easier experienced than described, yet Helms manages to do just that with frankness and a splash of humor.

As for his time in Vietnam, I can only say that we owe a debt of gratitude to those willing to do what Helms did. I won't go into the politics of that particular war or into the rightness or wrongness of the actions that compiled his or any other experience. If anything, THE PROUD BASTARDS serves as a wake up call to those that may think the world can be so easily divided into blacks and whites. I found this memoir to be a brave account of war in a time when judgment is too readily passed and individual empathy often overlooked. War may be systemic--orchestrated by the powers that be--but its effects are personal and vary as much from person to person as they do between times.

Thank you for sharing your experiences, E. Michael Helms. (And I can forgive the few pot shots taken at the Air Force.)

Cyregaehus
Good read tells a good story of a young Marine's fears and frustration fighting the Vietnam war.

Mr.jeka
As a Marine having served during the same time frame I could re-live the author's experience in boot camp. I was never deployed during my service, though not because of my desire to stay stateside, I wanted to go, that's what I was trained for. I did my job well at Camp Legeune, made E5 Sargent in less than 2 years. After reading Michael's account of his tour in Vietnam I thank God that I never was deployed. I'll always be proud to have served, with some regrets that I didn't reenlist Parris Island will definitely make you grow up fast, and on this part I probably would have elaborated more. Growing up at this time was very unsettling. It was hard to have future plans knowing that we were most likely to be drafted and sent to Vietnam. Everyone's future was affected: those killed in action, those wounded physically, those wounded mentally, and even those that weren't in combat, and the civilians at home. To me "These were the worst of times", and the author's day to day account shows that.

Cointrius
Very different but awesome

Katishi
Easy to read, entertaining enough to keep turning the pages, and one more account of what it was like to join and serve in the proud Marines. Went a little nuts and purchased over 20 titles, the ones under $10, and this book does not disappoint. 4 Stars.

Great memoir told in a bare bones, no BS fashion. The author is not trying to be the next Keats. Warts and all depiction of one grunt's view of the war. Anybody expecting this to be either a rah rah chest beater or a scathing indictment of the war will be disappointed.

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