A Different Face of War: Memories of a Medical Service Corps by James G. Van Straten PDF

By James G. Van Straten

ISBN-10: 1574416170

ISBN-13: 9781574416176

a special Face of battle is a riveting account of a clinical provider Corps officer’s actions throughout the early years of the Vietnam battle. Assigned because the senior clinical consultant to the military of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, a space as regards to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled commonly and interacted with army officials and non-commissioned officials, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally ailing, or even political operatives. He despatched his spouse day-by-day letters from July 1966 via June 1967, describing in extraordinary element his reports, and people letters turned the first resource for his memoir. the writer describes with nice readability and poignancy the ache one of the survivors while an American shipment aircraft in undesirable climate lands in need of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes right into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing greater than a hundred humans and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage lady that her shrapnel-ravaged leg now not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated journeys right into a scorching touchdown quarter to evacuate the wounded, purely to have the Vietnamese insist that the useless receive the next priority.

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