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Blood On The Risers
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Stephen Frater. The Bravest Man. William Tuohy. The Mission, the Men, and Me. Pete Blaber. Trident K9 Warriors. Gary Brozek. Snake Eater. Don Bendell. Black Hearts. Jim Frederick. All Hands Down. Kenneth Sewell. My Share of the Task. Stanley McChrystal. Five Years to Freedom. James N. MItchell Zuckoff. Sua Sponte. Dick Couch.
With the Old Breed. Karl Marlantes. Zero Footprint. Simon Chase. The Victors. Stephen E. He has an excellent prose at describing the events he took part in and the surroundings, giving some kind of visual imagery to the reader so you almost feel as if you are following him through the jungle and down the rivers.
Blood on the Risers: An Airborne Soldier's Thirty-five Months in Vietnam by John Leppelman
You can feel the heat and smell the smells several times I wanted to pull him out of the jungle and run a hot bath for him yet his descriptions of some of the horrendous things he encountered including the deaths of platoon comrades although descriptive aren't graphic enough to put you off reading.
Jan 12, Brandon rated it really liked it. The writing is basic which makes for quick reading. The stories are unbelievable and will make you think long and hard about war. Our military is broken with officers leading from the rear with little to no combat experience.
How many military veterans are currently serving in Congress? On a side note, I can't find any information on the author. Is he still alive? Has he ever given interviews? Did he write under a pen name? Is the book fiction? Private message me if you have any additional i The writing is basic which makes for quick reading. Private message me if you have any additional info Apr 13, J.
Day rated it it was amazing Recommended to J. It is a GREAT read, but there is nothing poetic or poignant, it is stark and brutal reality of what the fighting men went through to secure our FREEDOM from enemies when our government sent them into the fray, whether or not they agreed with the politics, they fought for the guy beside them, not for some politician that didn't know their ass from a hole in the ground. They fought for their buddies, and all too often they died for them, too. GOD bless the American soldiers. Thanks for all ya'll do. This book was bad ass!
The way Leppelman told his story of being in Vietnam made me feel like I was there with him. One thing I admired about Leppelman was that he offered a perspective on being a grunt that most writers tend to overlook, such as how their machine guns were pron to jam and thus cost many American soldiers their lives. A first hand account of someone who was there.
An Airborne Soldier’s Thirty-five Months in Vietnam
I'm surprised they haven't made a movie out of this book. May 27, De rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any war history buff. I've read a good handful of books dealing with experiences in Vietnam, and this book has to be my favorite. What makes this book unique is that the author wasn't just an infantryman, or a Ranger, he was a paratrooper in a fire brigade, then a crewman on a PT boat, and then a Long Range Reconnaisance Patrolman.
So you get experiences from three different areas all in one book. Just a great book from start to finish. Well written and the writer puts you in his shoes. A great look into our fighting men and the heroes that were forgotten by an ungrateful nation. Feb 27, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyone with even the slightest interest in military life. I don't generally go for the military genre, but this is an amazing journey through the Vietnam War.
It's shoot from the hip, in your face, Airborne All The Way! Dirty, bloody, painful and touching. You feel like a bad ass just reading it.
Apr 30, Paul Bedard rated it it was amazing. Great and easy read, what a story!! Feb 23, Michael rated it it was amazing. Great book! Abridged: 2 hr.
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Format: Digital Audiobook. Publisher: Random House Audio. Genre: History - Military - Vietnam War.
In three straight years he was a paratropper, and army seaman, and a LRRP—and he lived to tell about it. Then he spent months in fruitless search of the enemy, watching as his buddies died because of poor leadership and lousy weapons. Often it seemed the only way out of the carnage in the Central highlands was in a body bag. But Leppelman did get out, transferring first to the army's riverboats and then the all-volunteer Rangers, one of the ballsiest units in the war.
In three tours of duty, that ended only when malaria forced him back to the States, Leppelman saw the war as few others did, a Vietnam that many American boys didn't live to tell about, but whose valor and sacrifice survive on these pages. Rowe was captured in in Vietnam, his life became more than a matter of staying alive.
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