Combat Corpsman: The Vietnam Memoir Of A Navy Seals Medic by Greg Mcpartlin

Combat Corpsman: The Vietnam Memoir Of A Navy Seals Medic

byGreg Mcpartlin

Paperback | November 1, 2005

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All his life, Greg McPartlin wanted to be a Marine corpsman, a medic skilled at saving lives. Three months of "bagging-and-tagging" bodies during Vietnam''s Tet Offensive took the luster off being a Marine-but not off McPartlin''s desire to serve his country.

After assisting in the sea-recovery of Apollo 11-the first ship to bring men to the moon-the twenty-year-old McPartlin was redeployed to Vietnam as an elite Navy SEAL. Barred as a medic by the Geneva Convention from the make-or-break training considered vital to service as a Navy SEAL, McPartlin had to show he had what it took.

In a war where soldiers partied with their buddies in Saigon one day and crawled through an enemy-infested jungle hell the next, McPartlin proved that he was not only an outstanding medic but a real Navy SEAL-the toughest of the tough.
Combat Corpsman is McPartlin''s account of his year in what had been a Viet Cong stronghold until the SEALs took control. It''s the first inside story of a Navy SEAL medic, a man who wanted to heal-not to kill-but did both to save lives.

Greg McPartlin is a former Navy SEALs medic who served a year in Vietnam just as the war was escalating. He is the owner of McP''s, a SEAL hangout bar in Coronado, California.
Title:Combat Corpsman: The Vietnam Memoir Of A Navy Seals MedicFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 inPublished:November 1, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0425205827

ISBN - 13:9780425205822

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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