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University of Iowa

Vietnam War

1997

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Snake's Daughter: The Roads In And Out Of War, Gail Hosking Gilberg Jan 1997

Snake's Daughter: The Roads In And Out Of War, Gail Hosking Gilberg

Singular Lives: The Iowa Series in North American Autobiography

Gail Hosking Gilberg's father was a hero, a valiant soldier decorated posthumously with the Medal of Honor, a man who served his country throughout his entire adult life. But Charles Hosking was a mystery to his daughter. He was killed in Vietnam a week after her seventeenth birthday. She buried the war, the protests, the medal, and her military upbringing along with her father, so much so that she felt cut off from herself. It took more than twenty years for her to recognize the stirrings of a father and a daughter not yet at peace.

Gilberg began a ...