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Let Saigons be Saigons aka Memoirs of a reluctant warrior / The legend of the full leather jacket / The bloomination of youth / A funny thing happened on the way to the war

Marsh, Richard Phillip

ISBN 10: 0929428013 / ISBN 13: 9780929428017
Editorial: Sir Hard Charm Books, New York, 2008
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iv, 619p., archival-grade paperstock and seriously-sound binding (for a softback), pocket-size 7x4.2 inch glossy color wraps featuring a collaged portrait of the author, inscribed and signed by the author on the dedication leaf (he directs inscribee to "enjoy in the bathroom"); mildest edgewear, a very good copy. Marsh's career in the US Navy was peripheral to a few large events (deployment during Pueblo incident; picking up Apollo 11 and 12 crew after splashdowns) and he reflects on others (his understanding of MyLai colored by subsequent viewing of the movie "Full Metal Jacket"). And locating good dope on Maui. FYI: author's copyright page filing dates are plural: 1968 and 2008. N° de ref. de la librería 176466

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Título: Let Saigons be Saigons aka Memoirs of a ...

Editorial: Sir Hard Charm Books, New York

Año de publicación: 2008

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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A funny thing happened on the way to the War! This was not a popular war but these young men went to serve their country like those before them. This is the Vietnam war that the US Navy Department doesn't put in its brochures and documentaries. This is not about combat because hundreds of books have covered that in graphic detail. These are the recollections of a reluctant warrior who joined the US Navy during the heart of the Vietnam war. These are the tales of the bloomination of young men sent to defend our freedom and how they grew from boys to men. It's about love and fear and desire and discipline and rebellion and bravery and defiance. From the endless initiation of Boot Camp in San Diego, the desert Naval outpost of El Centro California with bombing targets, Blue Angels and townie girls, shore duty is only the beginning. Sea duty begins aboard the carrier USS Kearsarge with the reconnaissance squadron VAW-111. With stops in Hawaii and Japan before getting to war zone, liberty call gets hot and crazy. Follow this rag tag group of Civilians Under Naval Training from the Dawn Patrol in Country to liberty in the Philippines and Hong Kong. The War Zone is an adrenaline rush but mixing with the locals is loco. Other adventures include aiding in the on site attempts to recover the captured spy ship USS Pueblo and the sea disaster of the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne and the American destroyer USS Frank E. Evans. Finally chapters include deployment on the carrier USS Hornet as it recovers the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 in the Pacific and ultimately getting out of the Navy. This is not a blood and guts story but rather a collection of stories that where experienced by many young men during a very confusing time in American history both at home as well as at the War.

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