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Publisher Comments:

Like no other war, the Vietnam War was marked by the involvement of the mass media. The war exploded daily on the evening news and weekly in the magazines; reports of drug-dulled GIs and a place called My Lai made rich copy that seared an impression in American minds about U.S. soldiers in Vietnam. Robert Flynn was himself in Vietnam as a war correspondent, but his contemporaneous account of the two months he spent with Golf Company, Fifth Marines, reports a facet of the war that went largely unreported by the mass media.

Golf Company was composed of CUPP teams--a Marine squad and attached Navy corpsmen in the Combined Unit Pacification Program. CUPP teams were stationed in remote Vietnamese villes, tiny hamlets whose civilians the CUPP teams trained and assisted in protecting their homes from the Viet Cong. The men of Golf Company were without the backup of other U.S. forces; they had no barbed wire or bunkers and day and night had to move every few hours to avoid being pinned down. As pacification teams, they worked with villagers on a one-to-one basis, helping improve gardens and livestock, providing medical care, and putting in such facilities as community houses and water wells. It was a personal war; CUPP soldiers got to know and had to know the individuals of the villes, because an outsider or unease in the ville could mean Viet Cong were in the area.

Upon his return from Vietnam in 1971, the author wrote this account of his experiences with Golf Company, in their firefights and in their quiet moments, and his impressions of the men and their work. In the context of the early 1970s, the resulting manuscript was not the kind of copy sought by any faction in the Vietnam crisis going on at home. It has been published without the polish of hindsight, and in its original, unrevised form, it provides a clear window to the villes and booby-trapped jungles and the conversations and impressions they evoked.

Book News Annotation:

A first person reportorial account of two months spent by the author (a novelist and Vietnam war correspondent) as part of a pacification team. Written (but not published) in 1971, the account has not been revised or polished with hindsight. No scholarly paraphernalia.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

ROBERT FLYNN is the award-winning author of Wanderer Springs, North to Yesterday, and The Signs of Rescue, the Signs of Hope (see page xx). He is novelist in residence at Trinity University in San Antonio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780890964187
Author:
Flynn, Robert
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Location:
College Station :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
Vietnamese conflict, 1961-1975
Subject:
Southeast Asia
Subject:
Personal narratives, american
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American.
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 19
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Flynn, Robert
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series
Series Volume:
0013
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.53 lb

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