Touched By the Dragon

By: Grzyb, Frank L.

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Experiences of Vietnam Veterans from Newport County RI. With an introduction by Senator John F. Kerry. Signed "With best wishes" by the author on the half title page.

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Touched by the Dragon details wartime accounts of average servicemen and women-some heroic, some frightening, some amusing, some nearly unbelievable-extracted from interviews with Vietnam War veterans residing in Newport County, Rhode Island. The work is a historical compendium of fascinating and compelling stories woven together in a theme format. What makes this book truly unique, however, is its absence of literary pretentiousness. Relating oral accounts, the veterans speak in a no-nonsense, matter-of-fact way. As seen through the eyes of the veterans, the stories include first-person experiences of infantry soldiers, a flight officer, a medic, a nurse, a combat engineer, an intelligence soldier, and various support personnel. Personalities emerge gradually as the veterans discuss their pre war days, their training and preparation for Vietnam, and their actual in-country experiences. The stories speak of fear and survival: the paranoia of not knowing who or where the enemy was; the bullets, rockets, and mortars that could mangle a body or snuff out a life in a instant; and going home with a CMH--not the Congressional Medal of Honor, but a Casket with Metal Handles. The veterans also speak friendships and simple acts of kindness. But more importantly, they speak of healing-both physical and mental.

Title: Touched By the Dragon

Author Name: Grzyb, Frank L.

Illustrator: Matthew Garthee

Categories: Signed First Editions, Vietnam,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: West Lafayette IN, Purdue University Press: 1998

ISBN Number: 1557531331

ISBN Number 13: 9781557531339

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 006705