Vietnam: A Soldier's Journal
By Jack Durish
Vietnam: A Soldier's Journal by Jack Durish is a personal memoir of the author's tour of duty in Vietnam during the war that tore America's heart in half. It is a tale of his adventures and misadventures while serving in the rear echelons of the 9th Infantry Division. This telling of the Vietnam story is not politically correct, just true.
Eye opening... brilliant read5By LouisM7Great book.
Brilliant5By MxhollandWritten with a very objective point of view. Author seemed very informed of th political as well as th military objectives/environment of both sides. Too bad he wasn't in control bak then. Haha Hindsight is 20/20
Perspective Is Everything4By gb1956Jack Durish may not have been sent to Vietnam in an active combat capacity, but his role as a rear echelon soldier during the war provides the reader with a very credible vantage point from which the reader can witness what occurred there. Durish adds his own observations and opinions that, while controversial, are quite honest. He supports his positions with facts. I was especially impressed with the author's exposure of the anti-war movement. Having grown up during the Vietnam War, I strongly opposed our presence there, but because I was still in my youth, I didn't fully understand why. Durish explains why we needed to oppose the North Vietnamese communists in a way that has never previously been presented to me.
Really1By North-Lightno need……….how did this get published…rambling..om and on and on…...
Interesting look from the "back lines"4By Molson8rAlways wondered about the duties and workings of the countless soldiers taking on the duties of supply,clerical, and other operations of war not in the spotlight of battle. Seems to be a thankless task of great importance for the success of any fighting force. Author also explains historically the reasons behind our wars and how they seem to tie together not taught though normal history. Good read!
Great book5By Sullman63This is a great book for anyone who likes books about the Vietnam War. This book shows a soldiers view of the war.