Some of the best books about the Vietnam experience are "The Grunts" by Charles Anderson, "Chickenhawk" by Robert Mason, "Once a Warrior King" by David Donovan and "Everything They Had" by Al Santoli.. This book is right up there with the best first person account of the war. The author runs the gamut of emotional. professional and personal feelings during his tour. As a combat medic he feels the need to be with a combat platoon and not sitting back "in the rear with the gear" His description of his professional growth from a newbie with no combat experience to a hardened combat medic earns him the highest honor a combat platoon can bestow upon a medic. He becomes their "Doc". The author pulls no punches with his description of the daily ups and downs during a combat tour in 'Nam.
This is really fascinating account of a Vietnam era medic for the Army. He starts out as a green recruit with a basic 12 week first aid course and is thrown directly into combat in Vietnam. His courage and skills increase as he treats his wounded comrades. You won't be disappointed in reading this.
This was a well written book about Vietnam and the soldiers who fought over there. One man's story of his tour over there. How he had to fight the boredom, the insects, the constant rain and the enemy that they hardly ever saw. I liked this book as I knew very little about what our GI's went through. This book is well worth the read because it is history and one man's perspective of the whole terrible thing. I liked it.