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by Frederick Downs

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Frederick Downs
Berkley (January 1, 1985)
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. A Vietnam veteran recounts his challenging and painful journey back to health after his body was mutilated by a Bouncing Betty land mine near Tam Ky.

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Frederick Downs, Jr. served in the infantry, patrolling the jungles until his left arm was blown off & the rest of his body mutilated. He had stepped on the trigger of a land mine on January 11, 1968. That story was told in The Killing Zone, published in Three million Americans took part in the Vietnam War. Every soldier who fought in Vietnam was changed by the war. Frederick Downs, Jr.

Aftermath : A Soldier's Return from Vietnam.

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A Vietnam veteran recounts his challenging and painful journey back to health after his body was mutilated by a Bouncing Betty land mine near Tam Ky
  • Lt. Downs picks up where he left off in The Killing Fields. He also picks back up with the same breezy, somewhat self-deprecating, hovel that finds humor in black situations. It is a magnificent example of a very dry gallows humor combined with the very best in readability for readers of non-fiction. This is one of those rare recounting's of historical events that is actually easy to read and enjoyable. Even in the very sad spots of the unpleasant events that occurred to Lt. Downs on his journey back to health, both physical and mental, the book never bogs down in the maudlin. The book is ultimately a triumph of the human spirit to overcome severe adversity when potentially crushing events are handed you, unasked for, by life. I cannot say enough good about this both this book and The Killing Fields. Get one and see for yourself. You fill find that this two-volume set should be one of the classics of modern writing.

  • I read "The Killing Zone" by Frederick Downs on my Kindle.
    I really thought the book was "was right on" about the war in Nam.
    The author brought the reader into the fears and concerns of a combat officer that cared for his men.
    Something that I found wasn't always true of every leader over their.

    I liked he "Killing Zone" so much I ordered the "Aftermath" only avaible in a paperback that is now out of print??
    This story about Lt. Down's and his struggle to survive after being blown up by a land mine.
    His own war to survive and the long healing process of him and the many men maimed with him by the Nam war.

    This book should be required reading by every Cogress man and Senator in Washington DC before sending our boy and girls into another war.

  • I have read dozens of books on the Vietnam War and the brave men who fought, but Aftermath is far and away the greatest book on Vietnam I have ever read. This riveting, personal account of Lt. Down's wounding, near death experiences and battle to regain his health and sanity is something every American should read. Lt. Down's book describes what thousands of young American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines went through after being severely wounded fighting in Vietnam. As a elementary school student during the war, I recall seeing the weekly body count of dead and wounded reported at the end of the Friday night telecast on TV. Also, when my uncle went MIA after being shot down in Vietnam on the first day of his third tour as a Marine aviator, the war came home for my family. Having the highest regard for hundreds of veterans of wars since WWI, I have particular respect for Vietnam veterans such as Lt. Downs as they fought with valor and nobility, only to endure the ire of ill informed Americans upon their return. As one can see with the success Lt. Downs has had since overcoming great odds to regain his health and sanity, he is an inspiration to anyone reading this account of courage. Lt. Downs also writes in affectionate tones of the great care and comfort the medical corps provided, particularly the nurses. The accounts Lt. Downs describes in his loss of sanity and regaining his sense to go on with life in the face of incredible setbacks not only physically, but emotionally and personally in the divorce from his first wife and loss of his daughter are heart rendering to say the least. Lt. Downs is not only a combat decorated infantryman, but a true patriot and a man who exemplifies courage against great odds. Lt. Downs first two books should be made into a movie, providing an inspiration to so many and honoring the nobility of all combat veterans, but especially those who served in Vietnam. I highly recommend this book to any American to read and understand the true sacrifice of veterans, especially those wounded. I volunteer at our local VA hospital and see courage each time I am there. Lt. Downs has written a book that outlines the life altering and life saving efforts he endured and created in "coming back to the world" following his devastating injuries which he describes in finite detail, and his soul bearing feelings as he regains his will to live and make something out of his life, which he has done in exemplary fashion. He is a role model for any person to follow.

  • I was only 7-8 years old in 1968, but sadly along with the soldiers transition back into civilian life, many were disrespectful and non-supportive of theVietnam Vets. If the protesters, could have been put into the soldiers boots for one day, then hopefully, they would appreciate what these guys went through.

  • This is a mans' own story of what happened to him,over in Viet Nam.How he struggled with his injuries,at the V.A.Hospital.How he turned his life around,after struggling with not only his demons,but the loss of his men,while he served.I feel this is a book about one mans courage to defy the odds,and better himself after a very tragic bombing,that changed his life forever.

  • Great book. Looking at the problems of veterans upon their return from war.

  • It is difficult to realize how many of our men not only died, but were severely injured during the Vietnamese war. Fredrick does a really good job describing severe injuries and being able to triumph over them. He must be an incredible man and certainly was an incredible soldier. I couldn't put the book down! Jane

  • great book