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Vietnam veterans" homecoming

crossing the line
  • 111 Pages
  • 1.84 MB
  • English
Truman Pub. Co. , Kansas City, MO
Spearman, Carey J., 1944-, Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- United States -- Biogr


United S

Statementby Carey J. Spearman ; [edited by James D. Criswell].
ContributionsCriswell, James D.
LC ClassificationsDS559.73.U6 S74 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination111 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL55455M
ISBN 100966339355
LC Control Number99068385

He wrote his book Vietnam Veterans' Homecoming: Crossing the Line as "a straightforward but diverse account of one man's post-war journey toward homecoming and healing." AND it is just that. This amazing book has not only helped Carey heal himself from the war but I believe it has helped other Vets who read it already.5/5(5).

Most Vietnam Veterans that I have talked to state to me that the same insulting behavior towards returning Vietnam Veterans by the American public was the norm. They, often, express extreme anger with regard to the same.

All Vietnam Veterans and their supporters should read this by: Homecoming by Dennis J. Stauffer I left Vietnam nearly 14 years ago and tried to put that phase of my life behind. I kept my experiences private, as did many Vietnam veterans, to avoid the pain of that war.

I also kept quiet because the war was not a welcome topic outside the walls of veterans clubs. The Viet vet became a scapegoat for our File Size: KB. The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory and the Legacy of Vietnam is a book by Vietnam veteran and sociology professor Jerry Lembcke.

The book is an analysis of the widely believed narrative that American soldiers were spat upon and insulted by anti-war protesters upon returning home from the Vietnam book examines the origin of the earliest stories; the popularization of the "spat Cited by: 2.

Clearly, it was unpopular for someone to be a Vietnam Veteran or even a member of the military. In the ’s, Vietnam Veterans were discriminated against for jobs, publishing books of their war experiences and were referred to as the social delinquents in our society – even the VFW refused to allow us membership.

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The positive impact of these gestures on any veteran cannot be overstated. A seasoned crew. L to R: Dan Daly, Oscar Wells, John Muller, Bob Buck, Bill Fielder, Michael Newcomer.

Photo credits: Dan Daly.

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Ignoring the plight of thousands of veterans is not something any of us should be proud of. For many Vietnam Veterans, much of the damage was done. The book tells of how the war was permanently etched into her mind and how many of the medical veterans of the war were deeply scarred by their experiences in the emergency room.

Medical professionals who served on the field are also Vietnam veterans. When researching the Vietnam War, there are few better primary resources that Neil Sheehan. There was a time when all I knew of Vietnam war books was Tim O’Brien’s, The Things They Carried, a book that prompted the laconic entry in my book journal, “This book destroyed me.” One of the things I loved so much—and that broke my heart so cleanly—about The Things They Carried was that it reminded me of another beloved war book, Slaughterhouse-Five, in that both books are.

—Marc Leepson has been reviewing Vietnam War books since the late s for newspapers and magazines, including Vietnam. His column on books has appeared in The VVA Veteran, the magazine published by Vietnam Veterans of America, since He served with the Army’s th Personnel Service Company in Qui Nhon, Vietnam, The documentary also contains expressions of appreciation to Vietnam veterans for their courage in serving in an unpopular war.

Typical of what a growing number of communities have done, the documentary includes the small city of Pass Christian, MS, hosting a Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Ceremony honoring Vietnam veterans.

stars -- This unique book will no doubt be used in studies of the Vietnam War for years to come. I do think the author could have polished the book a bit to more fully immerse the reader, such as asking the veterans to supply some photographs of their military days, and dispersing them throughout the text/5(2).

Homecoming: when the soldiers returned from Vietnam User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict "Were you ever spat upon when you returned home to the United States?'' asked syndicated columnist Greene of the Vietnam veterans among his readership.

He received over letters in. Author Query – Your Homecoming Story Wanted. Robert Allan Ramage, who served in the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam inis writing a book called Thank You for Your would like to hear from fellow Vietnam veterans about the receptions “they received when they hit their first bus depot or airport when they were on their way home.”.

Vietnam Veterans. likes 56, talking about this were here. E-commerce Website. Alphabetical list of all veterans/civilians featured in the Experiencing War Web site (Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress).

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, more t American Indians and Alaska Natives served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Vietnam War period. Like all Vietnam veterans, this group of patriots did not receive a proper homecoming following their service during the Vietnam War period.

Vietnam Veterans' Homecoming: Crossing the Line is a straightforward but diverse account of one man's post-war journey toward homecoming and healing. It is a journey replete with memories of war and of childhood; of pain and sadness; of foregiveness and hope.

It is a journey which is just beginning, a mere thirty-plus years after the Vietnam : South Georgia Vietnam Veterans Homecoming, Albany, Georgia. likes 1 talking about this. A celebration to give the proper welcome home to the Vietnam Veterans of GA they never received. Retired New Bedford Veterans Agent Donat "Dan" LeBlanc has written a book about his life in the military and with the Veterans Administration, including being wounded in Vietnam.

HAMMOND — Veterans lined up Wednesday to give a decorated Navy photographer who served in Vietnam the homecoming he never had. Photographer's Mate 2nd. For years I had been hearing stories that when American troops returned home from Vietnam, they were spat upon by anti-war protesters.

The stories were usually very specific. A soldier, fresh from Vietnam duty, wearing his uniform, gets off the plane at an American airport, where he is spat upon by "hippies." For some reason, in the stories it is always an airport where the spitting allegedly.

In his acclaimed book Achilles in Vietnam, Dr. Jonathan Shay used the Iliad as a prism through which to examine how ancient and modern wars have battered the psychology of the men who fight. Now he turns his attention to the Odyssey, Homer's classic story of a soldier's homecoming, to illuminate the real problems faced by combat veterans reentering civilian society.5/5(1).

A timeless book links the Classical Greek experience of war with the more recent experience of Vietnam. Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming (Scribner’s, New York,paperback $14) is Jonathan Shay’s second book on the general topic of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Vietnam veterans, the past and the future.

Welcome to “Books in Review II” This online feature complements “Books in Review,” which runs in The VVA Veteran, the national magazine of Vietnam Veterans of America. This site contains book reviews by several contributors, while other reviews appear in each issue of The VVA Veteran.

Our goal is to review every newly published book of fiction, non-fiction and poetry that deals with. In Januarya group of fifteen Vietnam veteran advocates got together in Washington, D.C., and began the organization that became Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA).

VVA today is the only congressionally chartered national Vietnam veterans service organization. Over the years, VVA has been the primary organization insisting that the U.S.

The dedication of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in began the process, but many identify the Gulf War of —with its national flag-waving, yellow. vietnam vets tell how they were greeted homecoming: when the soldiers returned from vietnam.

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by bob greene. g.p. putnam's sons. $   Counterpoint. I am a combat-disabled Army veteran who served in Vietnam in I was infantry, in the field, fighting the most misunderstood and unpopular war in American history.

Three Vietnam War veterans from Las Vegas say the draft should be abolished. Their book, “Last Draftees,” was released last : Briana Erickson. He turned the Vietnam Veterans Memorial into a monument to the trauma suffered by American men who, dead or alive, never received the homecoming they deserved.

“The Vietnam veteran was the. On the other hand, Columnist Bob Greene's book Homecoming summarizes interviews with several dozen Vietnam veterans and focuses on firsthand accounts of mistreatment from anti-war protesters.

He claims that protesters did indeed commit these acts. On Veterans Day, 9 Stories Of Heroes And Homecoming This Veterans Day, NPR Books went into the archives to find stories of combat and coping.

A mother describes the emotional minefield of having a.But the homecoming afforded soldiers returning from Vietnam was often hateful, he recalled.

“The way they treat the Vietnam vets is different now. When I first came back, I couldn’t get out of my uniform quickly enough,” Huntley said.

“All of us did our jobs. You didn’t have any choice.