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A personal war in Vietnam, by Robert Flynn

Label
A personal war in Vietnam
Title
A personal war in Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
by Robert Flynn
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Like no other war, the Vietnam War was marked by the involvement of the mass media. The war exploded daily on the evening news and weekly in the magazines; reports of drug-dulled GIs and a place called My Lai made rich copy that seared an impression in American minds about U.S. soldiers in Vietnam. Robert Flynn was himself in Vietnam as a war correspondent, but his contemporaneous account of the two months he spent with Golf Company, Fifth Marines, reports a facet of the war that went largely unreported by the mass media. Golf Company was composed of CUPP teams--a Marine squad and attached Navy corpsmen in the Combined Unit Pacification Program. CUPP teams were stationed in remote Vietnamese villes, tiny hamlets whose civilians the CUPP teams trained and assisted in protecting their homes from the Viet Cong. The men of Golf Company were without the backup of other U.S. forces; they had no barbed wire or bunkers and day and night had to move every few hours to avoid being pinned down. As pacification teams, they worked with villagers on a one-to-one basis, helping improve gardens and livestock, providing medical care, and putting in such facilities as community houses and water wells. It was a personal war; CUPP soldiers got to know and had to know the individuals of the villes, because an outsider or unease in the ville could mean Viet Cong were in the area. Upon his return from Vietnam in 1971, the author wrote this account of his experiences with Golf Company, in their firefights and in their quiet moments, and his impressions of the men and their work. In the context of the early 1970s, the resulting manuscript was not the kind of copy sought by any faction in the Vietnam crisis going on at home. It has been published without the polish of hindsight, and in its original, unrevised form, it provides a clear window to the villes and booby-trapped jungles and the conversations and impressions they evoked
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
959.704/38
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS559.5
LC item number
.F59 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Texas A&M University military history series
Series volume
no. 13
Label
A personal war in Vietnam, by Robert Flynn
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
20012175
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 139 pages
Isbn
9780890964187
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
89004630
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers). Signed by author. Hardbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005 (Access. No. 2005-042). Paperbound.
Label
A personal war in Vietnam, by Robert Flynn
Publication
Control code
20012175
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 139 pages
Isbn
9780890964187
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
89004630
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers). Signed by author. Hardbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2005 (Access. No. 2005-042). Paperbound.

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