A remarkable memoir of small unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam. Truly a classic of military history. Col. ...Show synopsisA remarkable memoir of small unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam. Truly a classic of military history. Col. James McDonough graduated from West Point and served in Vietnam as an infantry platoon leader in the legendary 173d Airborne Brigade.Hide synopsis
Description:New. In the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, a young...New. In the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam, a young lieutenant learns what it means to lead men into combat-the responsibilities, the fears, the loneliness and the struggle to retain a sense of humanity amid the savagery of war. "The author writes without bravado, with intense honesty, and most especially, with telling introspection about his emotions and reactions." Printed Pages: 203..
The pascification program, cosisted, of 12/15 man teams ( Stag teams ) living outside villages. Most of the villages had a province or local official in them. The officials would be admitted into the perimeter at sunset. We would run local ambush/security patroles throughout the night and day. We rarely went to the rear. ( LZ North English ) I spent 17 months with the A 4/503 173rd Abn Bde. These men were great Americans. God Bless them all. 1SG retired.
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