The Ghosts of Thua Thien: An American Soldier's Memoir of Vietnam by John A. Nesser

The Ghosts of Thua Thien: An American Soldier's Memoir of Vietnam

byJohn A. Nesser

Kobo ebook | February 18, 2015

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Drafted in October 1968, John A. Nesser left behind his wife and young son to fight in the controversial Vietnam War. Like many in his generation, he was deeply at odds with himself over the U.S. involvement in Vietnam, instilled with a strong sense of duty to his country but uncertain about its mission and his role in it. Nesser was deployed to the Ashau Valley, site of some of the war’s heaviest fighting, and served eight months as an infantry rifleman before transferring to become a door gunner for a Chinook helicopter. In this stirring memoir, he recalls in detail the exhausting missions in the mountainous jungle, the terror of walking into an ambush, the dull-edged anxiety that filled quiet days, and the steady fear of being shot out of the sky. The accounts are richly illustrated with Nesser’s own photographs of the military firebases and aircraft, the landscapes, and the people he encountered.

Title:The Ghosts of Thua Thien: An American Soldier's Memoir of VietnamFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 18, 2015Publisher:McFarland & Company, Inc., PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:078648134X

ISBN - 13:9780786481347

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