John J. Fitzgerald's A Teacher's Guide to The Vietnam War: A History in Documents PDF

By John J. Fitzgerald

ISBN-10: 0195171837

ISBN-13: 9780195171839

ISBN-10: 0812840046

ISBN-13: 9780812840049

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A similar trend is beginning to emerge in Iraq and the war on terror. Reports of prisoner abuse and other discreditable acts should be reported, but equal attention should be paid to the numerous individual and unit acts of valor and sacrifice. The latter far outnumber the former. Days of Valor covers a six-month slice of time during the Vietnam War from December 1967 through May of 1968. These months, which encompassed both the Tet Offensive and the May Offensive of 1968, were the bloodiest months of the war for US forces.

He took cover after the first round exploded. Specialist-four Allen Phillips followed the Captain’s lead and sprinted toward his bunker, but never got there. He was hit in the legs with multiple pieces of white-hot shrapnel. Five minutes after the mortar attack began it was over. Bleary-eyed cannoneers from the 2/40th Artillery, and mortar crews of the 4/12th ran to their sandbagged gun pits and began sighting their M102 towed howitzers and 81mm mortars on the suspected location of the enemy mortars.

Bill was also the primary organizer of a 2005 reunion at Fort Benning, Georgia for veterans of the 4/12th Infantry, many of whom contributed their stories to this book. Bill is a tireless worker who has assisted many veterans in preparing the necessary documentation for their disability claims. Also, I would like to thank and commend Peter Joannides and George Holmes, co-founders of the Redcatcher Association, for their efforts to locate hundreds of veterans of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and reunite them with their former comrades-in-arms.

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