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Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families who grieved those who did not return. By 1969 nearly half of the junior enlisted men who died in Vietnam were draftees. Their median age was 21 - among the non-draftees it was only 20. The book describes the "baby boomers" growing up in the 1950s, why they went into the military, what they thought of the war, and what it was like to serve in "Nam" - and to come home. With a rich narrative of the Battle for "Hamburger Hill", and through substantial interviews with those who served, the book depicts the cruelty of this war and its quiet acts of courage.
James Wright's Enduring Vietnam provides an important dimension to the profile of an American generation - and a rich account of an American War.
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By Julie Pollaro on 10-05-17
Lots of statistics and analysis. Incite full on how veterans were treated and how they felt about their experiences both during their tour and after they returned stateside. I definitely respect the men who served many of whom are my friends and I also feel lucky I did not have to endure this awful experience.