Vietnam Vignettes: War As Seen Through The Eyes of a Non-Combatant (Paperback)
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Over the last fifty years or more, countless books have been written about the Vietnam War. The vast majority are about the daily experiences of the combat soldiers, marines and fighter pilots; strategies of the hard fought battles; heroes of the war who gave their lives to save others; etc, etc. But John Liberto has a different prospective of the war. It's been estimated that for every solider fighting the enemy there are forty to fifty military personnel backing him up; pilots, medics ( doctors and nurses ), office personnel, truck drivers, equipment mechanics, supply clerks, cooks; the list goes on and on. As a nineteen year old Army helicopter mechanic in a war zone he saw the war from a different prospective. He doesn't have a continuous war story to tell but this book contains seventeen different short stories about some of his experiences in the Army, most of them from his year in Vietnam.