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After 7 years of continous publication, the last new issue of this outstanding monthly newsletter
The Post-Traumatic Gazette will be Volume 7, Number 6. All 42 back issues of the Gazette are available and will be
kept in print. They can be ordered singly, by the year, or as a complete set from:
Jack comments, "I was a 'Shitbird' Marine -- bored and always in trouble. Little did I know I was about to be in the real shit when I transferred into Echo 2/9, an infantry company that's Area of Operation was in Northern I-Corps!"
Jack was at "Con Thien (Hill of the Angels)" where the NVA unleased an unmerciful attack of over 1200 rds. of artillery of such ferocity never seen before in Vietnam.
Jack's book is to honor the dead and wounded of Second Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment.
To order, send a Postal Money Order for $15.00 + $1.50 shipping to:
Jack T. Hartzel
RD-1 674 Brickhouse Rd.
Warren Center, PA 18851
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John B. Givhan was there during that time, and he details early helicopter assault missions flown by courageous U.S. Army helicopter pilots, crew chiefs and gunners. RICE AND COTTON is also about April 12, 1964, in the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, a day that is and will be forever etched in the minds and souls of the men of the 120th Aviation Company, the "Deans", when valor and devotion to duty reigned supreme.
John B. Givhan is a soldier, rancher and lawyer. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the Air Medal with Nine Oak Leaf Clusters and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for his helicopter pilot combat service in the Vietnam War.
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Filled with never-before-disclosed information, this riveting, meticulously documented book pieces together the events of the tragedy -- correcting the official U.S. view. For 35 years, the government has allowed the Forrestal crew to carry an undeserved share of the blame for the tragedy, never acknowledging that it sent the carrier faulty bombs that exploded before the crew even had a chance to contain the initial fire.
Told through the stories of a dozen of the ship's sailors, including its former captain, it follows the Forrestal from its home in Norfolk, Virginia, to the fateful fire and its aftermath. Written with the intensity and excitement of a thriller, here is the first full minute-by-minute account of the disaster.
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Experience the personal reflections of yesterday's war with today's perspective in the words of General Westmoreland, Kim Phuc (the napalm girl), Cardinal O'Connor, Ambassador Le Van Bang, David Dellinger (the Chicago Seven) and many others in this unique, 264 page, beautifully designed 10 x10 coffee-table book. Voices From Vietnam not only includes 70 inspiring stories and over 170 captivating photographs taken during the war and some thirty years later, a chronology, map and index, but also an extensive resource guide of agencies providing support services to those American veterans, Vietnamese and Amerasians needing assistance in healing the wounds of war.
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The culmination of over seven years of research, it is the ultimate guide to the military geography of the American War in Vietnam and includes references to numerous battle sites and forts of the French War.
Its over 10,000 entries cover the entire Indochina theater, including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and both North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
Each entry attempts to provide as much of the following as could be identified: name, grid coordinate, relative location, a.k.a. names, origin of name, dates built and dismantled, who constructed the base, major units occupying the base, dates of major attacks, unique features, alternate grids, province and military region.
Identified within the text are some 6,000 named firebases and LZs, over 2,000 airfields, and the names of over 700 US and ANZAC warships and contract vessels that served within the Vietnam Combat Zone.
Cover Price: $39.95 (call 1-800-228-2275)
May, 2002 release - ($29.95 if pre-ordered through 800-number)
Author contact at www.wherewewere.com
A compilation of poetry put together during Desert Storm dedicated to Gulf War, Vietnam War, and all other Veterans. Includes several about Patriotic and Environmental issues as well as a couple about Native Americans. Available as e-book ($4.00) as well as paperback ($9.95 includes s&h) 50% of all profits from books sold from this site will be donated to The Military Order of the Purple Heart Association Service Foundation.
Del "Abe" Jones served in the United States Air Force, 1958-1961, 92nd Combat Defense Squadron, K-9 Corps, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. Although he did not serve during the war in Vietnam, he strongly identifies with those who did.
Jones has published three poetry books. He donated the profits from The World, War, Freedom, and More to the families of Tennessee National Guardsmen during Desert Storm. Visit his webpage for more of his poetry. A second printing of his second book, Moontides And Other Changes, is scheduled for release in the near future as well as being available in e-book format. In addition to having his work featured in newspapers, on radio, and tv Jones' poetry, POW/MIA and And, They Were There, Too, is carved in the Ellis County Veteran's Memorial in Waxahachie, Texas. See info and pictures of this wonderful monument HERE Jones also recited The Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Monument dedication in Orlando.
Today, Jones is a father of four and grandfather to eight who reside in Spokane, Washington. He continues to write poetry and tries to be successful as a song lyricist in White Bluff, (Nashville area) Tennessee.
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This is the book that Col. David Hackworth calls, "A must read by today's soldiers."
Quiet Storm Publishing
In the tradition of Michael Herr's award-winning Dispatches, Samuel Brantley breaks new ground in this edgy, irreverent memoir of a young man's evolution from a wide-eyed Marine aviation cadet dedicated to flying and serving his country, to a battle-weary veteran struggling to re-enter civilian life in post-Vietnam America. Along the way, Brantley treats his readers to a parallax view of war and the military-from the air, the ground, and the inside-out.
Price $15.95, 270 pages
From Hellgate Press