Most Memorable Book

woodshermitwoodshermit Member Posts: 2,589
What book, or books, on Vietnam that you have read are memorable? I hesitate to use the word "favorite". It can be a book based on someone's experiences as a soldier, sailor, marine, or airman, or a book on the history/politics of the war. Something that you read that really made you think about the big picture, or, something that you read that gave you a deeper understanding of what the ordinary troop experienced.


  • DancesWithSheepDancesWithSheep Member Posts: 13,043
    edited November -1
    Not a book, but the most memorable words:

    "If you are able,
    save for them a place
    inside of you
    and save one backward glance
    when you are leaving
    for the places they can no longer go.
    Be not ashamed to say
    you loved them,
    though you may or may not have always.
    take what they have left
    and what they have taught you
    with their dying
    and keep it with your own.
    And in that time
    when men decide and feel safe
    to call war insane,
    take one moment to embrace
    those gentle heroes
    you left behind."

    --Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell
  • Grunt2Grunt2 Member Posts: 1,593 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    None of them....
    Retired LEO
    Combat Vet VN
  • Ray BRay B Member Posts: 11,822
    edited November -1
    My favorite book regarding Vietnam is the one that plays in my head and sometime I'll sort it out enough to write it down.
  • GeronimoGeronimo Member Posts: 69 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    THE EYEWITNESS HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR 1961-1975 by George Esper and The Associated Press.
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