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.
Perspective Is Everything
Jack 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.
One of my absolute favorite books!
I felt as if I was a young child and listening to a story as if it were my grandfather telling me his tales when he served in Vietnam. not only was this book exciting - always keeping me on edge and wanting more ; it was very educational!
thank you for you service and your dedication to this book and for sharing a part of your life !
Vietnam: A Soldiers Journal
As a Veteran myself, I know the Frustration and Mental Pressures That come from being IN a situation that is SO UNLIKE ANYTHING you had previously seen or experienced, that it is Almost MORE than you feel you can handle! But, Somehow, Something or Someone Intercedes in a way that brings you OUT the Other Side, ....Sometimes!...
A Great and True depiction of ALL that was the “Asian-Vacation”! Good and Bad, Right and Wrong, Start to Finish.
Thank You Jack!! ...Got to”Di Di” for now.✌️