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An epic & honest account of an ordinary American boy-turned US Marine in Vietnam
on 9 June 2014
Excellently written, personal account of an 18 year old US Marine in the Quảng Trị province of Vietnam. When you read Jack Estes' account of his year in Vietnam, you are THERE with him in action, not in your armchair at home. An exciting and brilliantly honest account of combat, exhaustion, death, fear, comradeship and the effects of combat on soldiers, civilians and animals alike. What really impressed me was Estes' loyalty to his wife and baby, and that, that loyalty and hope got him through the depths of despair and the questioning of RIGHT and WRONG almost every soldier struggles through in combat. The last sentence in the book will bring back poignant personal memories to anyone, in any army, who finally made it home.