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Father, Soldier, Son: Memoir of a Platoon Leader in Vietnam

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Nathaniel Tripp grew up fatherless in a house full of women, and he arrived in Vietnam as a just-promoted second lieutenant in the summer of 1968 with no memory of a mans example to guide and sustain him. The father missing from Tripps life had gone off to war as well, in the navy in World War II, but the terrors were too much for him, he disgraced himself, and after the war ended he could not bring himself to return to his wife and young son. Tripp tells of how he learned as a platoon leader to become something of a father to the men in his care, how he came to understand the strange trajectory of his mentally unbalanced fathers life, and how the lessons he learned under fire helped him in the raising of his own sons.

About the Author

From the Mekong River in Vietnam, where he served as platoon leader during the Vietnam War, to the Connecticut River near his farm in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, rivers have coursed through Nathaniel Tripps life. Shortly after returning from Vietnam, he produced the first “public service” television advertisements about the environment for the Sierra Club and the National Audubon Society. As part of the Connecticut River Joint Commission, he has worked with scientists, bureaucrats, politicians, lobbyists, property holders, and advocacy groups to balance federal, state, corporate, and individual interests. He has also written childrens books and produced films and television shows about nature and science. He has lived on a Northeast Kingdom hill farm in Vermont since 1973 and is married to author Reeve Lindbergh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586421083
Author:
Tripp, Nathaniel
Publisher:
Steerforth Press
Author:
Tripp, Nathaniel
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Vietnam War
Subject:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Tripp, Nathaniel
Subject:
Biography-Military
Copyright:
Edition Number:
10
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
261
Dimensions:
9.02x6.04x.77 in. .82 lbs.

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