An Accidental Soldier: Memoirs of a Mestizo in Vietnam

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"I was born in a log cabin just like Abe Lincoln, except our cabin was a rental." Starting with this account of his humble origins, Manny Garcia, who describes himself as "a left-handed, rather contrary Mestizo-American," has written a memoir that begins in late 1947 in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado and takes him to Utah and a stint as a Mormon and ultimately to Vietnam. In late 1965, a cocky, naive, alienated teen-ager, Garcia joined the army almost accidentally, enlisting for three years. At eighteen he became ...

An Accidental Soldier: Memoirs of a Mestizo in Vietnam 2003, University of New Mexico Press

ISBN-13: 9780826330130

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