By Timothy C. Hall
This is the tale of Zeke Hammond, a toddler boomer, who joined the Marine Corps and drove a 26-wheeler within the DaNang zone and on convoys into “Indian kingdom” the place chance lurked round each nook. Truck drivers in Vietnam, despite their department of provider, have been the unsung heroes of the battle. They risked lifestyles and limb in aid of yankee and allied operations opposed to Viet Cong insurgents and North Vietnamese military regulars, bringing meals, water, ammo and supplies—often below fi re—to far-flung base camps and skirmish lines.
Marines by no means Cry additionally supplies the reader a tragicomic glimpse of what it was once like for rank-and-file Marines behind the curtain and off-camera, so that you could communicate, either in Vietnam and at the domestic entrance. whereas in Vietnam, the folk closest to him both died or have been killed. Hammond has numerous brushes with loss of life in Vietnam and impressive life-changing moments after he got here domestic and faced his fiancé’s killer and a gang of vandals that ravaged the family members farm. Marines by no means Cry is a piece of fiction, yet is electrified through precise occasions and crafted to painting the recommendations, feelings and activities of actual humans within the context of the Vietnam struggle in 1966 and 1967. the place applicable, names and different in all probability determining details were replaced. whereas many of the language, activities, ideas or references might be jarring to a couple readers, it's a tale that might make you snort, cry, get mad … and savour one other facet of the Vietnam.
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