Memories Unleashed

Vietnam Legacy

Carl Rudolph Small

A memoir of the Vietnam War written as a series of short stories.
Publication date:
May 2019
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Illustration :
63 black and white photos
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ISBN : 9781612006987

Dimensions : 228 X 152 mm
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• This book will appeal to anyone who wants to understand what Vietnam veterans experienced in-country
• Structured as highly readable short stories
• Written by veteran of special operations in Vietnam

This memoir of the Vietnam War is structured as a series of short stories that convey the emotional and physical landscape of the Vietnam War. It is a window into the war from the perspective of the author, who served in a rapid response assault force, as 'the Marine'.

The reader shares the Marine's experience through a year of combat that tested his character and shaped his destiny. Small joined the Marine Corps in 1969 at 19 years old, coming from a small Vermont farming community. After boot camp and speciality training he landed in Da Nang as a private first class. With three battlefield promotions in 8 months, he soon became a platoon sergeant.

Small did not talk of his experiences in Vietnam over the next forty years, but has now written this book, for veterans' families, including his own, to understand what their loved ones experienced. It is a unique and powerful text that is that it is written in such a way it brings you inside the marine; you see what he sees, feel what he feels. You know him; his back story; what he is thinking; why he made the decisions he needed to make. No names are mentioned throughout the book.

Memories Unleashed is an assemblage of memories, consisting of stories that stand alone to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. It addresses the warrior, the lives of innocent people caught up in the war, and the American and Vietnamese families impacted by those who fought.


A great read, one I'm sure I will read again. 5 stars all day long.
Army Rumour Service

A fascinating read and I think it is worth saying thank you to author Carl Small for finally feeling able to write down his experiences and share them with the rest of us at last.
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