Tours of Duty

The Best Vietnam War Stories from the Men Who Served


Book Description

These are the stories Vietnam vets tell over beers at Legion halls and VFW posts—stories of young men tangled up in the chaos of landing zones and nameless jungle hills, in the boredom of base camps, in the confusion of a controversial war. Raw, often gut-wrenching, sometimes funny, these war stories describe slices of individual tours of duty, from the firefights to the friendships, and capture the kaleidoscope of the American experience in Vietnam.

About the Author

Michael Lee Lanning graduated from Texas A&M and served more than twenty years in the U.S. Army, including in Vietnam, where he commanded an infantry platoon, a recon platoon, and a rifle company. His other books include the classic memoir Vietnam, 1969-1970, which the New York Times called “one of the most honest and horrifying accounts of a combat soldier’s life to come out of the Vietnam War,” and Inside Force Recon.

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