The bonds formed in battle are unique and not understood by anyone who has not served in the military. The men in their foxholes do not fight for lofty ideals or principles; they fight to protect the man standing on either side of them. For these Vietnam Veterans, there is an additional element included within this bond of brotherhood. That is the disrespect and abuse these soldiers received when they returned from Vietnam.
This newest book by author Glyn Haynie describes his efforts to find and reconnect with his brothers of First Platoon. These men, with whom he served during the War in Vietnam, are a real part of his family.
Join the family reunion as these veterans get together and share their experiences, rekindle past friendships, and reforge their bonds of brotherhood. Travel back to Vietnam with the author as he visits old battlefields and former Fire Support Bases and reconnects with, and comes to peace with, the memories of brothers who died in battle.
This incredible story of honor, healing, and redemption will touch the hearts of readers in a great many ways. The author includes many photographs, maps, journal excerpts, and well-written descriptions that help the reader truly participate in this incredible journey.
This story is a fantastic narrative that all Americans should read.
When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir by Glyn Haynie is also on Whizbuzz Books