Line Doggie Foot Soldier in Vietnam Author:Charles Gadd American foot soldiers of Vienam called themselves" line doggies",and Charlie Gadd was proud to be one of them. A "Screaming Eagle" of the 101st Airborne Division, he arrived in Vietnam in December 1967-well trained, gung-ho, anxious to find out what combat was really like. His story of the infantryman's life, and death, in the jungles of Vietn... more »am is unvarnished truth-not a glorified war story, bu a simply told, gut wrenching account. LINE DOGGIE captures the images and sensations of Vietnam: the heat and exhaustion, the feeling of being dirty, try to avoid the leeches, humping the boonies, on guard for booby traps and mines with every step, tracers zipping past in the night, recovering the lifeless body of a friend--all the while knowing why are are there: to kill. And accepting the role--hoping only that you won't be killed first.
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