Nutzen Sie unsere Filialabholung und erhalten Sie diesen Artikel versandkostenfrei in Ihrer Filiale!

For Self and Country: For the Wounded in Vietnam the Journey Home Took More Courage Than Going Into Battle

Vietnam was often called a "teenager's war." The average age was 19.2, so in the main, the War was fought by 17, 18, 19 and 20 year olds barely out of high school and often without the income, intelligence, inclination, or focus to attend college. For everyone, the draft loomed large in our futures, so you could choose your branch of service or let the draft decide for you. This was the 60's. Fresh from sock hops and college freshman mixers, young men found themselves in a fight for their lives, from the Delta to the DMZ, on animal trails, numbered hills and in remote jungle outposts. Teenagers witnessed the unspeakable carnage of war while trying to understand the collision of emotions and insult to the senses that is combat. Thousands died there and many thousands more were wounded and maimed. So the hell of combat was replaced by the painful recovery in a military hospital. For me and thousands of others it was Great Lakes Naval Hospital at Great Lakes, Illinois.
For Self and Country follows my many months of recovery along with the stories of the brave young men who surrounded me and sustained me with friendship, uncommon humor, and courage. This is a story of family, young love, and the magnificent care administered by the Navy doctors, nurses and revered Corpsmen. Great Lakes was a place of great pain but also recovery, not just from the physical damage we sustained but also the unseen emotional injuries everyone endured but rarely talked about. We helped each other in our recovery by talking to each other about our wartime experiences and how we would need to cope outside the insulated and protected hospital. Most of us had no expectation of surviving Vietnam; now that we had we were unsure what place we would have in civilian life.

… weiterlesen
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 312
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2010
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59114-233-1
Verlag U S Naval Inst Pr
Maße (L/B/H) 226/150/20 mm
Gewicht 408
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
22,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Versandfertig innerhalb von 3 Wochen
Versandkostenfrei
In den Warenkorb
Filialabholung

Versandkostenfrei

Bezahlung bei Abholung

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 43831163
    A Court of Wings and Ruin
    von Sarah J. Maas
    (4)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,69
  • 43564382
    Milk and Honey
    von Rupi Kaur
    (3)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99 bisher 14,99
  • 54619015
    Thirteen Reasons Why. TV Tie-In
    von Jay Asher
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,79 bisher 8,99
  • 23361882
    Thirteen Reasons Why
    von Jay Asher
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    9,60
  • 15365119
    Thirteen Reasons Why
    von Jay Asher
    (13)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,69
  • 47566547
    Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
    von Francesca Cavallo
    (1)
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    16,99 bisher 21,20
  • 46297446
    A Court of Thorns and Roses 3. A Court of Wings and Ruin
    von Sarah J. Maas
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    14,99
  • 32281116
    English G Access - Allgemeine Ausgabe / Band 1: 5. Schuljahr - Workbook mit Audio-CD und MyBook
    von Jennifer Seidl
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    9,25
  • 38930428
    We Were Liars
    von E. Lockhart
    (12)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99 bisher 10,49
  • 29358095
    English G LIGHTHOUSE 1: 5. Schuljahr. Workbook mit CD
    von Sydney Thorne
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    9,50
  • 45597960
    Lord of Shadows
    von Cassandra Clare
    Buch (gebundene Ausgabe)
    22,99
  • 1719784
    The Giver
    von Lois Lowry
    (1)
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 29392855
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    von Jeff Kinney
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    8,90
  • 46395141
    The Trials of Apollo 02. The Dark Prophecy
    von Rick Riordan
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    9,89
  • 34910866
    The Life List
    von Lori Nelson Spielman
    (5)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    6,99 bisher 9,70
  • 43809866
    It Ends with Us
    von Colleen Hoover
    (5)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    8,99 bisher 11,50
  • 46370714
    Into the Water
    von Paula Hawkins
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,99
  • 46370731
    The Thirst
    von Jo Nesbo
    (1)
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    12,49 bisher 17,49
  • 40486747
    Lord of Shadows
    von Cassandra Clare
    Buch (Taschenbuch)
    9,99
  • 14947013
    Cornelsen English Library - Fiction / 6. Schuljahr, Stufe 2 - A Trip to New Zealand
    von Laurence Harger
    Schulbuch (Taschenbuch)
    7,99

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

For Self and Country: For the Wounded in Vietnam the Journey Home Took More Courage Than Going Into Battle

For Self and Country: For the Wounded in Vietnam the Journey Home Took More Courage Than Going Into Battle

von Rick Eilert

Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
22,99
+
=
Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam

Westmoreland: The General Who Lost Vietnam

von Lewis Sorley

Buch (Taschenbuch)
16,59
+
=

für

39,58

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen