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War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam

War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam [Kindle Edition]

Stephen MacDonald
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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War Stories: An Enlisted Marine In Vietnam tells what it was like to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and serve as a field radio operator with an infantry battalion operating near the southern edge of the DMZ in Vietnam in 1967. If you want to understand how the Marine Corps training and months of heavy combat can change a young man, then read this book.

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Stephen G. MacDonald enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1966 and served for two years, including ten months in Vietnam.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 818 KB
  • Print Length: 251 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466464445
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006EPOGY6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #100,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars War Stories review 23 Feb 2012
By Gogsie
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Just finished this book and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm glad I found this after searching through lists of non fiction. If you have any interest in military history getting the story from someone who was there is so much more interesting. I recommend this highly. Great story and well written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A frank and honest autobiography. 10 Nov 2012
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A extremely detailed and interesting account of a young man's desire to serve his country, and his family. Well written from the heart and in a style that enables the reader to almost experience the harsh reality and excitement of a war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Distant conflict 7 Feb 2014
By Antony
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An interesting tale of the voyage from being a civilian, through the rigour of serving a tour in Vietnam with the Marines, and then the difficult return to the world.
We are given an insight, not merely to the short training process to create an order-obeying platoon member, but also to some of his thoughts as he buckles down to try to become a good Marine. The account, although personal, has objectivity. It all rings true and is well worth a read.
The only downside I felt was the lack of passion. The delivery is rather too flat, especially for such dramatic events as the patrols and fire-fights in country. This may be due to the fact that the book has taken forty years to write and thus loses some of its immediacy.
All in all, misson accomplished, and if no Medal of Honour winner it is well worth a mention in dispatches.
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4.0 out of 5 stars TubeReader 30 Oct 2013
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A good read written by a brave but understated man who did his duty and did it well. He deals well with both the physical and emotional aspects of being a Marine and fighting in a war. A steal at the price and better than many other books on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good simple straightforward account 29 Sep 2013
By Patrick
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Well worth a read, just a normal guy. Well written and easy to read all though I'd have liked to hear more about an effects in his later life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Memoirs From The Front Line 16 Mar 2013
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I chanced upon this book and am glad I took a chance on it. Stephen G. MacDonald shares his memories from enlistment through to his departure from Vietnam shortly before the Tet offensive as the war gradually escalates into the full blown horror it would become.
It pulls no punches when recounting life in remote bases and shows the conflicting emotions felt by the author from the danger of front line action to the guilt he feels at supposedly safe postings far from the DMZ
I enjoyed this.
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