Army Ret. Allen B.
Valor in Vietnam: Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice: 1963-1977
Two years later, in , he volunteered for service in Vietnam and was assigned to the Fifth Special Forces Group. He was wounded in an early-morning mortar attack on the Dak To Special Forces camp on June 17, , that necessitated the amputation of both legs below his knees. He lives in Dallas, Texas, and is the author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior, the story of his journey of healing. Table of Contents Foreword by Lt. Valor in Vietnam: Chronicles of Honor, Courage and Sacrifice is an accurate history of remembered experiences by some of the countless men and women who were instrumental in our nation's successes in that war.
See All Customer Reviews. Shop Books. Read an excerpt of this book! Add to Wishlist. USD Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Overview Military Writers Society Bronze Award Winner in the History Category Every war continues to dwell in the lives it touched, in the lives of those living through that time, and in those absorbed by its historical significance. About the Author Allen B.
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Show More. Average Review. Write a Review. This is one of the better books I've read about Vietnam. Clark takes several different stories from several different people and hooks them all together so you have a moving documentary of the war from start to finish. Clark has put such a personal touch onto this work that it has a Studs Terkel feel to it.
Each account can be read in 20 minutes or less and it was really interesting to get all of the different viewpoints. You will be able to see what some of the higher ups thought about the war This is one of the better books I've read about Vietnam. You will be able to see what some of the higher ups thought about the war which was nice but it gets really good when you get to read the experiences of the grunts in the field.
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I also appreciated the section on the nurses and medics because they often go unmentioned. The last chapter dealing with the withdrawing of the people from Vietnam was haunting. It is terrible to think of all those people wanting a ride out of their country as the NVA was coming for them. This was a very informative book and should be suggested reading to history students. Allen has collected 19 personal accounts of fellow Americans, both those who served in the military and those who served as civilians, and the roles they had in one of our country's longest conflicts, the Vietnam War.
The courage and sacrifice made by these incredible people should make all of us proud to be a part of this country and to know that, despite many of the things we may disagree with and those that we live with, we all should be grateful and honor those who gave themselves to serve w Allen has collected 19 personal accounts of fellow Americans, both those who served in the military and those who served as civilians, and the roles they had in one of our country's longest conflicts, the Vietnam War.
Valor in Vietnam
The courage and sacrifice made by these incredible people should make all of us proud to be a part of this country and to know that, despite many of the things we may disagree with and those that we live with, we all should be grateful and honor those who gave themselves to serve when asked to do so by our nation. Apr 16, robert Long rated it it was amazing. Great book I thought this was a very accurate account based upon my duty there.
I would recommend this book to all especially former service men. Feb 01, Susie Davi rated it really liked it. Valor in Vietnam An excellent read for any war historian or anyone who wants to understand more about the Vietnam war or the people. Jun 25, Russell Cornwell rated it really liked it.
Some really good details concerning the war. This book is full of data and recaps of individual's experiences in the war. Well written and informative. Most books about the war have failed to mention the stories of many of these warriors, nurses, politicians and heroes. Well worth reading. Sobering, sad, inspirational and heroic.
Dec 07, Michael rated it it was amazing. Having spent a year in Vietnam, this is the first book I have read that tells the "real" story, the truth. If you cannot handle the truth, don't read it. Feb 19, Bobbie rated it it was amazing. Great to read stories about experiences in combat, especially like those of the medic whose time in Vietnam coincided with mine. Jul 30, Robert Enzenauer rated it it was amazing. As the subtitle suggests, Allen has woven together nineteen different "chronicles of honor, courage, and sacrifice" from Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine vets spanning fourteen years of major US involvement Each individual vignette is linked seamlessly with the others with historical and political context in chronological order.
Allen's book, probably better than any other effort, is a wonderful reference for all readers who are interested in understanding the generally quiet Vietnam vet who just happens to be their father, or brother, or husband, or neighbor, or US Senator, or, yes, May 21, Roger Wickboldt rated it really liked it Shelves: military-history. Let me start off saying that as a military history buff, I enjoyed this book. To be honest, the writing was not the greatest and the editing was certainly not the greatest.
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But if you can get past that, the content was very good. The selection of individual stories of valor was excellent, with a good variety of the types of valor by American heroes through the many years of the Vietnam war. To his credit, Allen Clark describes individual stories of valor and heroism without sliding into political Let me start off saying that as a military history buff, I enjoyed this book. To his credit, Allen Clark describes individual stories of valor and heroism without sliding into political flag waving.
His stories honor the people involved no matter what your opinion of the Vietnam war is. I believe this book helps us add to the praise and honor, late though it may be, for the American Vietnam Veteran. I didn't care for the book much. I was expecting more. I was there from 71 to 73 near the end. It wasn't really an on the ground kind of book and like someone else it got to be a bit preachy. It also wasn't well written. It might be a good military classroom read, but other then that I wasn't too impressed. Jun 04, Patrick Kenneally rated it it was ok.
Accurate but poorly written Accurate but poorly written the content is gripping and interesting but should have been written with a more accomplished author. Mission of Mercy at Son. Winning Hearts and Minds. The Reluctant Warrior. Ghosts in the A Shau Valley. A Will to Survive. Evacuation of Saigon Surrounded on Three Sides. Left Behind.