Outside the Wire

Riding with the "Triple Deuce" in Vietnam, 1970


Book Description

A wonderfully written book that takes the reader to a strange time and place. --Eric M. Bergerud, author of Red Thunder, Tropic Lightning

  • Thoughtful, action-packed memoir of one American soldier's combat tour in Vietnam in 1970
  • Begins with a tense ambush patrol and doesn't let up through a year of hair-raising night watches, soggy humps through the jungle, and deadly encounters with the North Vietnamese
  • Author served as a rifleman--as well as a machine gunner, tunnel rat, and demolitions man--with the U.S. Army's 25th "Tropic Lightning" Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division
  • Notable events include the Cambodian incursion
  • About Ross, Jim

    Jim Ross is a travel writer and photographer with a special focus on Route 66 and Oklahoma. His writing credits include dozens of magazine articles and the book Route 66 Sightings (978-0-9677481-8-4), which was a finalist in the 2012 Next Generation INDIE Book Awards. While in Vietnam, he received the Air Medal and two Army Commendation Medals for Valor. He lives in Arcadia, Oklahoma.