War Stories: A GI Reporter in Vietnam, 1970-1971

War Stories: A GI Reporter in Vietnam, 1970-1971

by Conrad M. Leighton

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As a GI reporter for the 1st Air Cavalry Division in Vietnam, the author--"an enlisted man writing primarily for enlisted men"--chronicled the experiences of combat soldiers in newspaper and magazine articles. His stories gave the Army's version of events, sprinkled with human interest and humor. They include his observations and photographs of jungle missions, life on firebases, struggles in the rear and his own survival as a harried frontline journalist. He also wrote almost daily letters home to his parents--personal dispatches filled with frank commentary and poignant, at times disturbing, anecdotes. His stories and letters are combined here in chronological order, providing a richly detailed narrative of combat in Vietnam.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476623443
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/21/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 340
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Conrad M. Leighton is a retired government employee whose primary experience as a writer/photographer was in Vietnam. He lives in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Preface 1
1. In Country: August 15, 1970, to September 30, 1970 3
2. On Assignment: October 1, 1970, to December 31, 1970 37
3. Into the Jungle: January 1, 1971, to February 27, 1971 157
4. The Audience Shrinks: March 1, 1971, to April 30, 1971 213
5. Nearing the End: May 1, 1971, to June 30, 1971 260
6. Being Short: July 1, 1971, to August 15, 1971 298
Index 323

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