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Reader VN War book Recommendations

Have you read a great book about the Vietnam War and want to recommend it to others? Here’s the place! Go to the comment section below and post the title of the book, author, and a short blurb about why others should read this book. Also, if you have it, please include the link of where the book is available for purchase.

I will pull that information and begin listing those books alphabetically…if a link is available, I’ll also include the book cover with your recommendation.

Here’s the first:

THE MAD FRAGGER AND ME: Leading an Infantry Rifle Platoon in Vietnam Kindle Edition
by Thomas Dolan (Author)

Suggested by Jay

Purchase link:

This book describes the true experiences of a U.S. soldier, through his military training and troop duty, culminating in a 1970-1971 tour as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Vietnam. (506 pages)


Five Years to Freedom – The true story of a Vietnam POW
by James N. Rowe

Suggested by: Richard Mencl

Purchase link:

John, Here is a book I didn’t see in your library: “Five Years to Freedom” by James N (Nick) Rowe. He was captured in 1963 and escaped 5 years later. Subsequently assassinated while on duty in the Phillipines. A great man although not the best writer in the world.



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