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Book details
  • Genre:HISTORY
  • SubGenre:Military / Vietnam War
  • Language:English
  • Pages:272
  • eBook ISBN:9781448690053

Letters Home: Vietnam 1968-1969

by Don Bishop

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It is my hope that by reading these narratives from a lonely boy far away from home, that future generations might get a small sense of what survival is, what the love of a family can accomplish in the most desolate, desperate, lonely times.


I suppose everyone who has ever had a life changing experience longs to write the Great American novel someday. Although I always counted myself among those, my simple intent here was basically to chronicle my letters home to my parents for my contemporaries, descendants, and friends. Realize that reading and recreating these letters is a joyful/painful experience. What happened some 40 years ago is still very fresh in my mind. I marvel at the fact that Mom (who passed away in 2000) kept every scrap of paper that I ever sent in perfect order and condition. Death was foreign to me until 1968. Oh, sure, relatives had died, but I had never experienced death firsthand, watching someone slip away, crossing over from a vibrant, living, breathing human being into a lifeless non-person. Between 1968 and 1969 I saw death first hand, and it impressed me as a definite transition to something else, somewhere else maybe. I would not really know it until 2000, when I spent two agonizing days watchi

About the author

The author is just a regular American, drafted to serve his country and proudly did