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A patriot after all : the story of a Chicano Vietnam vet, Juan Ramirez

Label
A patriot after all : the story of a Chicano Vietnam vet
Title
A patriot after all
Title remainder
the story of a Chicano Vietnam vet
Statement of responsibility
Juan Ramirez
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author always believed he would die in Vietnam. As a teenager growing up in the San Francisco area in the early 1960s, "Nam was there, just over the horizon, like the distant thump of artillery." His father and uncles had served in World War II, another uncle in Korea. Numerous cousins had enlisted. At nineteen, he decided to embrace the war. In 1968, the year of the Tet offensive, he joined the U.S. marines. Two bloody tours later, he had survived, but at immense cost. Twice wounded, undesirably discharged, and plagued by survivor's guilt, he surveys the toll of Vietnam on flesh and spirit in this memoir. He tells his story in a voice not often heard from the war, that of a Chicano soldier. By tracing his roots, and exploring the cultural pressures and social demons that weighed on his family and community, he offers an unflinching look at the fall and redemption of one Mexican American veteran. and gives a unique and clear-eyed view inside the life and times and thoughts of a young Chicano who joins the marines and goes to Vietnam to find his destiny
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/3372
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.8.M39
LC item number
R36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A patriot after all : the story of a Chicano Vietnam vet, Juan Ramirez
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgments -- A dedication -- pt. I. Before -- 1. Family -- 2. Boot camp -- pt. II. During -- 3. War stories -- 4. Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, January 1969 -- 5. Ambushed -- 6. 3/3 -- 7. Christmas, 1969 -- 8. Second tour -- pt. III. After -- 9. Back in the world, 1971 -- 10. Road home -- Epilogue
Control code
40061358
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780826319593
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98046679
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.
Label
A patriot after all : the story of a Chicano Vietnam vet, Juan Ramirez
Publication
Contents
Acknowledgments -- A dedication -- pt. I. Before -- 1. Family -- 2. Boot camp -- pt. II. During -- 3. War stories -- 4. Quang Nam Province, Vietnam, January 1969 -- 5. Ambushed -- 6. 3/3 -- 7. Christmas, 1969 -- 8. Second tour -- pt. III. After -- 9. Back in the world, 1971 -- 10. Road home -- Epilogue
Control code
40061358
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
vii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780826319593
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
98046679
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2004. Paperbound.

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