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Voices from the Rear: Vietnam, 1969-1970
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0738863149, Hardcover)Voices From the Rear should be recognizable to many Vietnam Veterans. It deals with the inequalities of the draft system of the 1960s and provides a social history of the U.S. Army during 1969-1970. It is a story of rear echelon soldiers in Vietnam, who comprised the majority of troops that served in that war, often harboring festering animosities towards the war and the Army. They often maneuvered craftily to cope with the situation and created a culture and shared comradeship that helped them survive and endure the Army.
"This story will ring bells with most Vietnam veterans who served in a non-combat capacity." Walter J. Boyne
"This is an extraordinary memoir in several ways but most particularly because it chronicles the experiences of a college educated draftee through his year in Vietnam with an elite combat unit." Dan Cragg
"If you have ever served in the Army, even in peacetime, George Watson's Voices From the Rear, will bring back memories. If you have never worn the uniform, you will nevertheless enjoy this glimpse of mind-numbing routine, punctuated by terrifying moments, and the attempts of soldiers to escape the boredom and cope with the terror." Bernard C. Nalty
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