Fields of Fires-This book was first published in 1978 by James Webb (a Marine Corps Officer). It follows three Marines through the jungles of Vietnam on the An Hoa Basin in ’69. It a top read if you’re interested in the Vietnam war. it is one of the finest representations of what the men of that day and age had to experience during the intense, non-stop combat they faced. On top of the enemy, they overcame racism, a shit command (at points) and the austere conditions of the unforgiving terrain and weather.
Matterhorn-Another from the Vietnam Era, following a Marine Lt. through the jungles. “Matterhorn” is an epic read about the tribulations faced by Bravo Company after they are dropped in to the jungle and have to essentially fight their way out during the war. It took the author Karl Marlantes, a highly decorated Vietnam vet, over thirty years to write.
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