Fighting in Vietnam

The Experiences of the U.S. Soldier

James Westheider

More than 3 million Americans served in the Vietnam War. By the war's end, 58,193 soldiers were killed, 61% of whom were aged 21 or under. More than 150,000 were wounded, and at least 21,000 were permanently disabled. In the post-war era, Americans struggled to absorb the lessons of the military intervention.
Publication date:
July 2011
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
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Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811708319

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£12.95

Overview
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• Frontline accounts from the very men and women who served during the Vietnam WarFull review of the Vietnam experience

More than 3 million Americans served in the Vietnam War. By the war's end, 58,193 soldiers were killed, 61% of whom were aged 21 or under. More than 150,000 were wounded, and at least 21,000 were permanently disabled. In the post-war era, Americans struggled to absorb the lessons of the military intervention.

These are the stories of the men and women who served during the Vietnam War in active combat or in support roles overseas and stateside. A wide range of topics are covered, including the effects of climate and terrain on fighting, life in camp, food, morale, relations with the South Vietnamese, medical treatment, the draft, the antiwar movement, minority issues, reception back home, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Based on primary sources, with a timeline to put the dates and events in better perspective and a comprehensive bibliography for further reading, this book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in America's most challenging war.

About the author
James Westheider is professor of history at the University of Cincinnati and author of Fighting on Two Fronts. He lives near Cincinnati, Ohio.