Ground Pounder

Ground Pounder : A Marine's Journey through South Vietnam, 1968-1969

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In early February of 1968, at the beginning of the Tet Offensive, Private First Class Gregory V. Short arrived in Vietnam as an eighteen-year-old U.S. Marine. Amid all of the confusion and destruction, he began his tour of duty as an 81mm mortarman with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, which was stationed at Con Thien near the DMZ. While living in horrendous conditions reminiscent of the trenches in World War I, his unit was cut off and constantly being bombarded by the North Vietnamese heavy artillery, rockets, and mortars. Direct, honest, and brutal in his observations, Short holds nothing back in describing the hardships of modern warfare and our leaders' illusions of success.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Denton, United States
  • English
  • Notes.
  • 1574414526
  • 9781574414523
  • 2,114,484

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Ground Pounder is a witty, philosophical, and unflinching look at a Marine's tour in Vietnam. Short provides a unique perspective on topics ranging from surviving in the bush to navigating the comforts and pitfalls of REMF life." - John P. Ernst, coeditor of The War That Never Ends: New Perspectives on the Vietnam War.
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About Gregory V. Short

Gregory V. Short is a retired educator residing in Denton, Texas. With over thirty years of teaching experience, he has taught subjects in high school ranging from world, American, and Texas history to political science, economics, and physical education. He is working on a book describing civilization and economic evolution.
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