Life and Death in the Central Highlands
- An American Sergeant in the Vietnam War, 1968-1970 (North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series)
- Sprecher: Todd Belcher
- Serie: North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series, Titel 2
- Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 22 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 10.03.2014
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: University Press Audiobooks
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Then Washington's politics and military strategy took his battalion to the border of Cambodia. Search-and-destroy missions became longer and deadlier. From January to May his unit hunted and killed the enemy in a series of intense firefights, some of them in close combat. In those months Gillam was shot twice and struck by shrapnel twice. He became a savage, strangling a soldier in hand-to-hand combat inside a lightless tunnel. As his mid-summer date to return home approached, Gillam became fiercely determined to come home alive. The ultimate test of that determination came during the Cambodian invasion. On his last night in Cambodia, the enemy got inside the wire of the firebase, and the killing became close range and brutal.
Gillam left the Army in June 1970, and within two weeks of his last encounter with death, he was once again a college student and destined to become a university professor. The nightmares and guilt about killing are gone, and so is the callous on his soul. Life and Death in the Central Highlands is a gripping, personal account of one soldier's war in the Vietnam War.
Number 5 in the North Texas Military Biography and Memoir Series
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Von Philipp Am hilfreichsten 14.12.2016
Im sorry i wish this audiobook would be a personal story of someone who has expierenced the horrors of Vietnam War first had, the author did...but he loses himself from the very start in boring descriptions about military history and facts. I fell asleep after two hours in and nothing is really happening yet. The best book written on that subject is still "All quiet on the Eastern front". I have had probably the wrong expectstions. Too bad.