There I Was by David Sherman

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Marine Corps Vietnam Veteran Henry J. Morris tells his war stories to his 18-year-old son in anticipation of his son enlisting in the Marines and going to war. But how accurate is his telling? Men who have been in combat rarely tell anybody other than other combat veterans what it was really like. So Henry J.'s stories vary somewhat from the actual incidents. Each of Henry J.'s recollections is followed by a more accurate version of the incident. This novel was originally published by Ivy Books in 1989.
 

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David Sherman is a former U.S. Marine and the author of eight novels about Marines in Vietnam, where he served as an infantryman and as a member of a Combined Action Platoon. His website is at www.novelier.com. He is also the author of the military fantasy series, Demontech. Dan Cragg enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 and retired with the rank of sergeant major twenty-years later. He is the author of "Inside the VC and the NVA "(with Michael Lee Lanning), "Top Sergeant" (with William G. Bainbridge), and a Vietnam War novel, "The Soldier's Prize," He is an analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published September 7, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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