James G. Van Straten's A Different Face of War: Memories of a Medical Service Corps PDF

By James G. Van Straten

ISBN-10: 1574416170

ISBN-13: 9781574416176

a special Face of battle is a riveting account of a clinical provider Corps officer’s actions in the course of the early years of the Vietnam struggle. Assigned because the senior scientific consultant to the military of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, a space just about the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled broadly and interacted with army officials and non-commissioned officials, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ailing, or even political operatives. He despatched his spouse day-by-day letters from July 1966 via June 1967, describing in amazing element his stories, and people letters turned the first resource for his memoir. the writer describes with nice readability and poignancy the affliction one of the survivors whilst an American shipment aircraft in undesirable climate lands wanting the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes right into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing greater than a hundred humans and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage woman that her shrapnel-ravaged leg no longer be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated journeys right into a scorching touchdown quarter to evacuate the wounded, merely to have the Vietnamese insist that the lifeless receive the next priority.

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