Stories about Vietnam have been presented to you in all sorts of different forms: movies, books, and documentaries from almost the time the war officially ended in 1975. Now, Steve Horner the author provides you, the reader, a real-life Vietnam experience through the personal letters of Steve Horner the infantryman sent home from Vietnam in 1967-68 during the height of the war.
In the book Horner describes his different duties, mourns the loss of his friends, takes time out for fun, describes his battle-wound experiences during the Tet Offensive and how, unbeknown to him at the time, Horner and his infantry company were working side-by-side with the infamous Lieutenant Calley on a field operation during the time of the My Lai massacre which changed the popular sentiment of the war back home. Horner presents unique insight into how and why those horrid war-time events occurred and how and why so many people took sides for and against the war back home.
Horner’s book is a trip back through time when the infantryman’s field uniform was a mere shirt and pants instead of all the body armor worn by today’s soldier, and the only line of communication back home was through the U.S. Mail or an occasional short-wave radio call instead of today’s digital communication devices. The whole world was so different 50 years ago that you might even find it amusing to read in one of Horner’s letters of him asking why he hadn’t been informed that his family back home had finally gotten a color TV.
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Dear Folks… , Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of an Infantryman’s Personal, Unedited Letters Sent Home from Vietnam – 284 pages, 52.8 MB