From 2007 to 2008, Major Mike Banzet, an Air Force pilot, was on the ground in Baghdad, embedded with new Iraqi Air Force. Every day for a year, he was surrounded by men that we had blown up, shot down, and killed their friends and co-workers. But when the Iraqis talked about the Americans, do you what they called us? The "Friendly Side". This is the award winning story of why.
Long Journeys Home explores the veteran experience of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. It examines and dissects the various myths that have grown up around each of these wars. Author Michael D. Gambone compares and contrasts the basic elements of each narrative, including the factors that influenced the decision to enlist, the impact of combat on life after the war, the struggles of postwar economic adjustment, and participation in (or withdrawal from) social and political activism.
Chuck Hagel supported the war. His brother Tom Hagel hated it. And in the jungles of Vietnam each was destined to save the other's life.
Heartwarming, heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting stories of heroic dogs rescuing men, women and children around the world!
WWI veteran: William Frederick Weir. He served with the American Field Service, Special Services Unit 649, with the American Expeditionary Forces in the First Division. William received three commendations for “bravery in the line of duty”.
Syllables of Rain by D.S. Lliteras While two Vietnam veterans embark on a spiritual journey together to confront their war-time pasts, they discover that they must also struggle to claim a future with the women they love. "Syllables of Rain is a poetic novel of pure genius by novelist and poet D.S. Lliteras....My favorite kind of Vietnam War book is short, poetical, and filled with hard-fought truth....This is that book. D.S. Lliteras brings his unique genius to bear on the world of the Vietnam War veteran.”—The VVA Veteran
"The Nightmare of the Mekong" is a gritty account of the Vietnam War, from a sailor who manned automatic weapons in intense combat, on the riverws, streams and canals of the Mekong Delta. It is profoundly personal, with diary entries, and letters to and from home. It includes summaries of official "Operations Reports" and military historical records. The interwoven references to music and news of the day, provides a vivid picture of the culture and politics of the timesw. It is a true story of love, family, war, life, and death. Some of this story will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. Much of it will surprise you. Some of it may give you nightmares.
To Hear Silence is the history of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, from the time of its formation at Camp Horno, California, in July 1966 until the original members left Vietnam in early October 1967. This book is based on a diary kept by the author while in Vietnam, the actual declassified documents kept by the Marine Corps, and the memories of those who lived through it. To Hear Silence starts with a Prologue on the history of Vietnam which leads up to America’s full involvement in the war. Although partly written in narrative format, this book paints an accurate portrayal of the experiences the 3/26 and its main support unit, Charlie Battery 1/13 in 1966 and 1967 through its day to day, and often minute to minute, accounts of the battalion’s time in Vietnam.
Chronicling the many faces of the WWII effort, these contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans remind us that the war comprised a collection of Americans from all walks of life.
When America entered WW II, the nation had few air planes: a few fighter planes and less than three dozen four-engine bombers; yet within four years U.S.A. air power achieved its world dominance.