Mekong Mud Dogs

  • by Ed Eaton
  • Narrated by Jason P. Hilton
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On a dark night in the Mekong Delta, young platoon sergeant Edgar Eaton's courage and self-sacrifice would mean the difference between life and death for his wounded comrades. This is the story of Ed the sniper.
Ed doesn't plan on serving as a sniper; the small-town Oregon boy hopes to become a combat medic when he enlists at age 19. Instead, he finds himself an infantryman in the unique Army / Navy Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta. Quickly rising to the rank of platoon sergeant, Ed becomes one of the first members of the US Army to be specifically trained to be a sniper.
While Ed's actions on the night of April 3, 1969, have been celebrated in magazines, books, and a History Channel presentation, the full story of his combat service has never been told. Ed describes recollecting the events described in Mekong Mud Dogs as one of the toughest tasks he ever faced. Be glad he did. His acts of bravery and fortitude under fire are an inspiration and a reminder of other courageous acts by his brothers-in-arms, many of whose stories will never be told.
More information about Ed and his military service is available at
#2 rated on Amazon in Vietnam War catagory. This is 4 Star Clarion Review book.


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The story of our nations journey through Vietnam

An articulate honest look at the Vietnam War and its continued impact. As a doctor in the VA system, itself flawed and hopefully healing as well, I've seen many Ed Eatons who are living in various stages of Ed's story. This is a must read for our countrymen and women.
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- Steve Hillman MD

An Interesting Account of Vietnam Combat

Would you consider the audio edition of Mekong Mud Dogs to be better than the print version?


What did you like best about this story?

The description of a combat soldier's life in the Mekong Delta.

What three words best describe Jason P. Hilton’s voice?

Mispronunciation, flat, unenthusiastic

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?


Any additional comments?

A serious, professional performer would make an effort to learn how to pronounce the unfamiliar words he encounters in his reading.

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- Toolie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-30-2014
  • Publisher: M Dogs