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Impact zone : the battle of the DMZ in Vietnam, 1967-1968 /
Jim Brown.
imprint
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2004.
description
xi, 277 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0817314024 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c2004.
isbn
0817314024 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
5239742
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jim Brown is a homebuilder and Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, for which he was decorated with the Silver Star and the Purple Heart
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Impact Zone documents Marine First Lieutenant James S. Brown's intense battle experiences, including those at Khe Sanh and Con Thien, throughout his thirteen months of service on the DMZ during 1967-68. This high-action account also reflects Brown's growing belief that the Vietnam War was mis-fought due to the unproductive political leadership of President Johnson and his administration. Brown's naiveté developed into hardening skepticism and cynicism as he faced the harsh realities of war, though he still managed to retain a sense of honor, pride, and patriotism for his country. Impact Zone is a distinctive book on the Vietnam War because it is told from the perspective of an artilleryman, and the increasingly dangerous events gain momentum as they progress from one adventure to the next. Impact Zone is not only an important historical document of the Vietnam conflict, but also a moving record of the personal and emotional costs of war. Jim Brown is a homebuilder and Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War, for which he was decorated with the Silver Star and the Purple Heart.
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"[Impact Zone's originality and contribution rests in the fact that it is from the view of an artillery officer. . . . [and it showed me, a former infantry officer, much about the artillery in that war. . . . It should appeal to all students of Vietnam. It fits that niche very nicely and an audience of those who are interested in military history in general, memoirs, and Vietnam should welcome it."--Otto J. Lehrack, author of No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in Vietnam, An Oral History
"[Impact Zone's] originality and contribution rests in the fact that it is from the view of an artillery officer. . . . [and it] showed me, a former infantry officer, much about the artillery in that war. . . . It should appeal to all students of Vietnam. It fits that niche very nicely and an audience of those who are interested in military history in general, memoirs, and Vietnam should welcome it."--Otto J. Lehrack, author of No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in Vietnam, An Oral History
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A Vietnam War combat memoir from the perspective of an artilleryman. "[Impact Zone's originality and contribution rests in the fact that it is from the view of an artillery officer. . . . [and it showed me, a former infantry officer, much about the artillery in that war. . . . It should appeal to all students of Vietnam. It fits that niche very nicely and an audience of those who are interested in military history in general, memoirs, and Vietnam should welcome it."--Otto J. Lehrack, author of No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in Vietnam, An Oral History
Back Cover Copy
A Vietnam War combat memoir from the perspective of an artilleryman. "[Impact Zone's] originality and contribution rests in the fact that it is from the view of an artillery officer. . . . [and it] showed me, a former infantry officer, much about the artillery in that war. . . . It should appeal to all students of Vietnam. It fits that niche very nicely and an audience of those who are interested in military history in general, memoirs, and Vietnam should welcome it."--Otto J. Lehrack, author of No Shining Armor: The Marines at War in Vietnam, An Oral History
Bowker Data Service Summary
'Impact Zone' documents Marine First Lieutenant James S. Brown's intense battle experiences, including those at Khe Sanh and Con Thien, throughout his 13 months of service on the DMZ during 1967-68.
Main Description
A Vietnam War combat memoir from the perspective of an artilleryman. Impact Zone documents Marine First Lieutenant James S. Brown's intense battle experiences, including those at Khe Sanh and Con Thien, throughout his thirteen months of service on the DMZ during 1967-68. This high-action account also reflects Brown's growing belief that the Vietnam War was mis-fought due to the unproductive political leadership of President Johnson and his administration. Brown's naivet developed into hardening skepticism and cynicism as he faced the harsh realities of war, though he still managed to retain a sense of honor, pride, and patriotism for his country. Impact Zone is a distinctive book on the Vietnam War because it is told from the perspective of an artilleryman, and the increasingly dangerous events gain momentum as they progress from one adventure to the next. Impact Zone is not only an important historical document of the Vietnam conflict, but also a moving record of the personal and emotional costs of war.
Main Description
A Vietnam War combat memoir from the perspective of an artilleryman. Impact Zone documents Marine First Lieutenant James S. Brown's intense battle experiences, including those at Khe Sanh and Con Thien, throughout his thirteen months of service on the DMZ during 1967-68. This high-action account also reflects Brown's growing belief that the Vietnam War was mis-fought due to the unproductive political leadership of President Johnson and his administration. Brown's naiveté developed into hardening skepticism and cynicism as he faced the harsh realities of war, though he still managed to retain a sense of honor, pride, and patriotism for his country. Impact Zone is a distinctive book on the Vietnam War because it is told from the perspective of an artilleryman, and the increasingly dangerous events gain momentum as they progress from one adventure to the next. Impact Zone is not only an important historical document of the Vietnam conflict, but also a moving record of the personal and emotional costs of war.
Main Description
A Vietnam War combat memoir from the perspective of an artilleryman.Impact Zone documents Marine First Lieutenant James S. Brown's intense battle experiences, including those at Khe Sanh and Con Thien, throughout his thirteen months of service on the DMZ during 1967-68. This high-action account also reflects Brown's growing belief that the Vietnam War was mis-fought due to the unproductive political leadership of President Johnson and his administration. Brown's naivetu00e9 developed into hardening skepticism and cynicism as he faced the harsh realities of war, though he still managed to retain a sense of honor, pride, and patriotism for his country.Impact Zone is a distinctive book on the Vietnam War because it is told from the perspective of an artilleryman, and the increasingly dangerous events gain momentum as they progress from one adventure to the next. Impact Zone is not only an important historical document of the Vietnam conflict, but also a moving record of the personal and emotional costs of war.
Unpaid Annotation
Impact Zone documents Marine First Lieutenant James S. Brown's intense battle experiences, including those at Khe Sanh and Con Thien, throughout his thirteen months of service on the DMZ during 1967-68.
Table of Contents
List of Mapsp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Whyp. 1
The Transitionp. 7
Arrivalp. 15
The Rockpilep. 29
A Mountaintop Experiencep. 47
The Ambushesp. 60
Dong Hap. 82
Con Thienp. 97
Fix Bayonetsp. 135
Camp Carrollp. 151
R&Rp. 166
Tetp. 175
Ca Lup. 185
Khe Sanhp. 201
LZ Torchp. 217
The Reposep. 243
The Final Daysp. 247
Afterwordp. 261
Glossary of Military Terms and Acronymsp. 263
Indexp. 267
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