Impact Zone: The Battle of the DMZ In Vietnam, 1967-1968

Impact Zone: The Battle of the DMZ In Vietnam, 1967-1968

by Jim Brown

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A Vietnam War combat memoir from the perspective of an artilleryman.

Impact Zone documents Marine First Lieutenant James S. Brown's intense battle experiences, including those at Khe Sanh and Con Thien, throughout his thirteen months of service on the DMZ during 1967-68. This high-action account also reflects Brown's growing belief that the Vietnam War was mis-fought due to the unproductive political leadership of President Johnson and his administration. Brown's naiveté developed into hardening skepticism and cynicism as he faced the harsh realities of war, though he still managed to retain a sense of honor, pride, and patriotism for his country.

Impact Zone is a distinctive book on the Vietnam War because it is told from the perspective of an artilleryman, and the increasingly dangerous events gain momentum as they progress from one adventure to the next. Impact Zone is not only an important historical document of the Vietnam conflict, but also a moving record of the personal and emotional costs of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817387099
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 02/09/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 294
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Jim Brown is a homebuilder and Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, for which he was decorated with the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.

Table of Contents

Contents List of Maps 000 Acknowledgments 000 1. Why 000 2. The Transition 000 3. Arrival 000 4. The Rockpile 000 5. A Mountaintop Experience 000 6. The Ambushes 000 7. Dong Ha 000 8. Con Thien 000 9. Fix Bayonets 000 10. Camp Carroll 000 11. R&R 000 12. Tet 000 13. Ca Lu 000 14. Khe Sanh 000 15. LZ Torch 000 16. The Repose 000 17. The Final Days 000 Afterword 000 Glossary of Military Terms and Acronyms 000 Index 000 Photographs follow 000

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