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International and Area Studies

Purdue University

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A Story For All Americans: Vietnam, Victims, And Veterans, Frank L. Grzyb, John F. Kerry Jun 2000

A Story For All Americans: Vietnam, Victims, And Veterans, Frank L. Grzyb, John F. Kerry

Purdue University Press Books

Story for All Americans: Vietnam, Victims, and Veterans (formerly titled, Touched by the Dragon) details wartime accounts of average servicemen and women-some heroic, some frightening, some amusing, some nearly unbelievable. The work is a historical compendium of fascinating and compelling stories woven together in a theme format. What makes this book truly unique, however, is its absence of literary pretentiousness. Relating oral accounts, the veterans speak in a no-nonsense, matter-of-fact way. As seen through the eyes of the veterans, the stories include first-person experiences of infantry soldiers, a flight officer, a medic, a nurse, a combat engineer, an intelligence soldier ...