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Voices from the Ho Chi Minh trail

Larry Rottmann

Voices from the Ho Chi Minh trail

poetry of America and Vietnam, 1965-1993

by Larry Rottmann

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Published by Event Horizon Press in Desert Hot Springs, Calif. (P.O. Box 867, Desert Hot Springs, Calif., 92240) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Poetry.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementLarry Rottmann ; with photographs by Nguyen Trong Thanh and Larry Rottmann ; foreword by Bruce Weigl.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3568.O877 V65 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination199 p. :
    Number of Pages199
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1440017M
    ISBN 101880391066
    LC Control Number93071258
    OCLC/WorldCa2913998

    Half a million U. Shortly thereafter, one of the biggest rescue missions of the conflict ensued. This was cutting-edge electronics work in the s — totally unexplored territory. If done right, there would have been no Ho Chi Minh highway and we could have had a success in South Vietnam. They proposed a virtual fence, made out of a distributed sensor network.

    Add to this the comments from US veterans of the conflict, including Tim O'Brien who would later write The Things They Carriedand a collage of experiences begins to grow into a large, amorphous but compelling picture. Few of us were anti-war at that time; I fully supported the war. There is no mention whatever of the eye-watering irony that France, a nation that had just been occupied by the Nazis for five years until liberated by the Allies, immediately set about in turn occupying a far distant country for no reason other than nationalistic pride and economic exploitation. Search and destroy began. Twelve that were well documented had delivered more than 14, tons of ordnance from November to October When there was no U.

    There were very advanced tactics and sophisticated operations. The war escalated inand I became an ardent protester over the next six years. We entered Afghanistan and Iraq with great intentions, just like we did in Vietnam, but there was no real long-term commitment. But when I get together with the guys I served with, I think about the things battle can bring you: the bonds, the ties, the friendships that are inescapable and unexplainable to other folks. Search and destroy began.


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