Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam by Joseph T. WardDear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam by Joseph T. Ward

Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam

byJoseph T. Ward

Mass Market Paperback | August 31, 1991

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The letters Joseph War, one of the elite Marine Scout Snipers, wrote home reveal a side of the Vietnam war seldom seen. Whether under nigthly mortar attack in An Hoa, with a Marine company in the bullet-scarred jungle, on secret missions to Laos, or on dangerous two-man hunter-kills, Ward lived the war in a way few men did. And he fought the enemy as few men did--up close and personal.
A Dual Main Selection of the Military Book Club
Joseph T. Ward was born in 1949 and grew up in New Raymer, Colorado, population 100, in the heart of the Pawnee National Grassland. He began target shooting with a Remington single-shot .22-caliber rifle at the age of five, under the supervision of his mother, Doris, and older brother, Larry. His family moved to Longmont, Colorado, in ...
Title:Dear Mom: A Sniper's VietnamFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 6.87 × 4.28 × 0.72 inPublished:August 31, 1991Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0804108536

ISBN - 13:9780804108539

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dear Mom - A Sniper's Vietnam For those who have not been to war, read and learn. For those that have, welcome home and thank you for all you have have sacrificed!
Date published: 2014-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and Human, in a tough place. 2nd time of have read this book. A good insight into practice and coping with the impossible, not just about the snipers. The human side of Jo makes me wonder how I would cope. Happy I do not really have to find out. His relationships with officers are interesting, including promotions. His humour is also welcome on such a serious topic.
Date published: 2013-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dear Mom: A Sniper's Vietnam If you are looking for an honest, interesting and hard hitting book about the Vietnam War, I would highly recommend giving it a read. The author, Joseph T. Ward was only 19 when he volunteered for the USMC, and Scout Sniper school, subsequently being sent to Vietnam. Through the letters he writes home to his Mom, the reader gets a very interesting look into the type of relationship and grounding the letters provide. Amidst the perpetual chaos that surrounded Ward's life for 13 months in I Corps (with the 5th Marine Scout Sniper's based out of An Hoa), the Author paints a real life, detail ridden picture, in which much goes by un-said, but none the less absorbed.
Date published: 2013-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Footnote for the interested! This book seems very interesting and original. Why? You say? Because I haven't had a chance to read the whole thing, really only a few pages. Despite this, it's potential is immediately visible. Regardless, I would like to warn the potential reader to the fact that the author published a series of letters written to his mother and describing his actions overeas. The concept is original and makes for a potentially emotional reading. Note: I chose to rate this book at four stars based on it's potential not on actual content. Enjoy!
Date published: 2000-01-22