The walking dead : a marine's story of Vietnam

by Roberts, Craig.

Format: Print Book 1989
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Avalon Public Library Nonfiction 959.704 ROB
Location  Avalon Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  959.704 ROB
 
 
Summary
In July 1965, Pfc. Craig Roberts crossed the Da Nang River with the 9th Marines--into the heart of a jungle alive with savage Viet Cong. Eight months later his unit would be called...The Walking Dead

From raw recruit to combat hero.

In July 1965, Pfc. Craig Roberts crossed the Da Nang River with the 9th Marines--into the heart of a jungle alive with savage Viet Cong. Eight months later his unit would be called...

The Walking Dead

In constant danger, they flushed the enemy from tunnels and rat traps; defused lethal mines, punji pits, and trip wires; and scored countless hits in ambushes, sweeps, and all-out firefights. From booby-trapped villages to battles at Cam Ne, Le Son, the Phong Le Bridge, and in "Operation Starlight," they shared incredible risks, comradeship, and pride. Now Roberts tells the gripping tale of their war.

Shot down and rescued, wounded in action, Roberts survived against fantastic odds and served as an automatic rifleman, recon leader, sniper, and as an advisor to a Combined Action Company of ARVN Rangers. Transformed from an ordinary nineteen-year-old into a deadly killer, he was the recipient of ten decorations, including two Purple Hearts, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and a Combat Action Ribbon. His memoir is a story of extraordinary challenges met for honor, freedom, and the Corps.
Additional Information
Subjects Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives.
Publisher New York :Pocket Books,1989
Contributors Sasser, Charles W.
Language English
Description 238 pages : map ; 17 cm
ISBN 0671657771 (pbk.)
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