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by Otto J. Lehrack

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Author:
Otto J. Lehrack
ISBN13:
978-0700605330
ISBN:
0700605339
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Publisher:
University Press of Kansas (1992)
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Humanities
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No Shining Armor should join the front rank of Vietnam books That the Marines, more than any other service, understood what was happening in Vietnam and struggled against it gives the story of Third Battalion, Third Marines, . .

No Shining Armor should join the front rank of Vietnam books. It describes real Marines in real combat, and it is a ringing tribute to the men who bore the burden of that war. Books about Americans in battle don't get any better than this. �Allan R. Millett, author of Semper Fidelis: The History of the United States Marine Corps. Unique and intensely personal. That the Marines, more than any other service, understood what was happening in Vietnam and struggled against it gives the story of Third Battalion, Third Marines, a bitter poignancy.

No Shining Armor book. But in Otto Lehrack they found a sympathetic audience. Lehrack is both a historian and a member of the Third Battalion, Third Marines

No Shining Armor book. Lehrack is both a historian and a member of the Third Battalion, Third Marines. He fought alongside the men whose voices he recorded here.

I have read many books on the Vietnam War, this book is up there with the best . The good, bad and grotesque are equally represented. By the end of No Shining Armor, the reader will certainly have a new respect for the tremendous sacrifices made by those who chose to honor their country by serving in Vietnam. Real life stories told by those who were there.

The record of a Marine battalion in Vietnam, 1964-69, by a former infantry .

The record of a Marine battalion in Vietnam, 1964-69, by a former infantry captain. He sets this worm's-eye view in wider context; for instance, he contrasts the notions of General Westmoreland with those of various Marine commanders. The Marines believed in building schools and distributing food; the Army thought those were civilian matters.

Simon and Garfunkel - The Sound Of Silence (bombing run)/The Vietnam War - Продолжительность: 3:13 .

But in Otto Lehrack they found a sympathetic audience. Lehrack is both a historian and a member of the Third Battalion, Third Marines

But in Otto Lehrack they found a sympathetic audience. It's a grunt's-eye view of the Vietnam War that emerges in No Shining Armor-the war as seen by the PFC's, sergeants, and platoon leaders in the rivers and jungles and trenches. It's the story of teenagers leading squads of men into the jungle on night missions, the story of boredom, confusion, and equipment shortages, of friends suddenly blown away, of disappointing homecomings.

No Shining Armor should join the front rank of Vietnam books About the Author. Otto Lehrack served two tours of duty in Vietnam, the first (1967-68) in the infantry as a captain and Commanding Officer of India Company, Third Battalion, Third Marines and the second (1970-71) in signals intelligence as a major and Operations Officer, First Radio Battalion.

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A collection of interviews presents the personal experiences of Marines during the Vietnam War
  • Basically a well constructed oral history work on a specific USMC unit in the NAM. Focuses entirely on the 3rd Battalion, 3rd MARINE REGIMENT (3rd MAR DIV, III MAF) from their initial deployment in-country to post-TET window. Not surprising the author was a former 3/3 company commander and undoubtedly had several fellow veteran contacts who were willing to reveal their innermost impression(s) of their 13 months tour of duty with the 3/3. Many Vietnam Veterans are usually more forthcoming with opening up to a fellow VN veteran. They tend to be quite reticent, suspicious and taciturn with non-veterans....but often will bare their soul to a fellow comrade especially if they served in the same unit, knew many of the same grunts and share a common base of understanding without passing any judgement. The photographs used in the book were personal snapshots (taken in-country) borrowed from the photo album of the ex-grunts interviewed, which had never been published or seen before....and thankfully were not the more commonly used OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPHS. Spaced between the chapters were official USMC combat report excerpts to place these men's recounting within a broader historical context. Quang Tri, Phu Bai, Chu Lai, Cam Lo, Dong Ha, Rockpile, Route 9, Leatherneck Square, Con Thien, Camp Carroll, Danang, et al.....many of these places and experiences will live forever in the minds of these 3/3 combat grunts.....and is offered as a glimpse to the readers of the book.

  • Great book about one Marines experience in Viet Nam while a tanker. Very good book, easy to follow and read.

  • I have read many books on the Vietnam War, this book is up there with the best. It's done in an "easy to read" interview style that really keeps the narrative up & running, while giving a detailed account of a Marine company over several years in the war. It can be difficult to identify with individual characters in the book as there are lot's of personell changes throughout their time spent there as they are wounded, killed etc. but provides a fantastic overview of the Marines in combat & is not for the faint-hearted.

    I thouroughly recomend this book to anyone interested in the Vietnam War or Marines in combat.

  • Good eye ball look at the carnage

  • I bought this book as a gift for an old Marine. He is an avid reader and he loved it. Can't say if it was the writing or the subject, but you probably can't go wrong with this book.

  • Great deal

  • I enjoyed reading the many recollections of the 3/3 Marines veterans during the unit's time in Vietnam. My uncle served in the same unit M/3/3 in '68. They were professionals in every way. The book doesn't provide maps or orders of battles. The author didn't intend to give the big picture, but allow the grunts to tell their own stories. Remember the US military won the war. It was the political decisions after the war by a gutless US Congress for not supporting the terms of the peace treaty, which guaranteed a no win outcome and abandonment of the south Vietnamese people.

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