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From Classrooms to Claymores : A Teacher at War in Vietnam
From Classrooms to Claymores A Teacher at War in Vietnam
Author: Ches Schneider
ISBN-13: 9780804118712
ISBN-10: 080411871X
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 276
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Read it, loved it, only found one instance of inaccuracy (page 156 PRGs most likely should be RPGs). I recognized many of the places mentioned.
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By late 1969, the end of the war was just over the horizon. But for Ches Schneider, a drafterd school teacher turned infantry grunt in the deadly Central Highlands, it was just beginning True story.
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By late 1969, the end of the war was just over the horizon. But for Ches Schneider, a drafted schoolteacher turned infantry grunt in the deadly Central Highlands, it was just beginning. This story of a Missouri boy, told with grit and honesty, describes the stark transition from the normalcy of schooldays to the life-and-death drama endured daily in Vietnam's bloody jungles.

As a soldier in the 1st Infantry Division, Schneider went out on twelve-man search-and-destroy combat missions, never knowing whether the next moment would bring an ambush, a firefight, or eternal oblivion. Later, when the Big Red One rotated back to the U.S., he was transferred to the 1st Cav and fought it out with the NVA in the steamy jungles of Phuoc Long Province near the Cambodian border. As an ordinary man in extraordinary times, Schneider realistically captures the pain, loss, sacrifice, and courage of the men who fought for their lives even as the war wound down . . . .