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The ghosts of Thua Thien : an American soldier's memoir of Vietnam

Author: John A Nesser
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this memoir, Nesser, who served as an infantryman and door gunner, recalls in detail the exhausting missions in the mountainous jungle, the terror of walking into an ambush, the dull-edged anxiety that filled quiet days, and the steady fear of being shot out of the sky"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: John A Nesser; John A Nesser
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Nesser
ISBN: 9780786433247 0786433248
OCLC Number: 173241113
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 197 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Drafted --
Welcome to Vietnam --
The Ashau Valley --
The jungle --
Night assault --
Body count --
Firebase Bastogne --
Sapper attack --
Walking point --
Camp Sally --
The DMZ --
The bridge --
Door gunner --
Getting short --
Welcome home --
Dreams and illusion.
Responsibility: John A. Nesser.
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Drafted in October 1968, John A Nesser left behind his wife and young son to fight in the controversial Vietnam War. This memoir recalls his missions in the mountainous jungle, the terror of walking  Read more...

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"I knew John Nesser for years, and never knew him. I read his book. Now I will never forget. He wrote many years after his Vietnam experience and he has forgotten much. But his heart has not. John's Read more...

 
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