and a hard rain fell: A GI's True Story of the War in by John Ketwig

By John Ketwig

The vintage Vietnam battle memoir, ...and a difficult rain fell is the unforgettable tale of a veteran's rage and the unflinching portrait of a tender soldier's odyssey from the roads of upstate long island to the jungles of Vietnam. up to date for its twentieth anniversary with a brand new afterword at the Iraq warfare and its parallels to Vietnam, John Ketwig's message is as suitable at the present time because it used to be 20 years ago.

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During the fight, Jack received his second wound of Private First Class Jack Davis had orders to report to the ith a chastened Jack Davis back in its ranks, the 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, held its part of . the war, a grenade fragment that tore open his upper left arm and made him a one-armed Marine. While a corpsman bandaged Jack, his platoon commander asked him if he would take charge of three other walking wound- ed and lead them down the mountain to the battalion collecting and clearing station.

The campaign wrecked the North Korean II made it difficult for Van Fleet to move it from the eastern part of to enter the fray, perhaps in the front where the only other Corps, but III Corps remained ready 37 a Shik) west of the 2d South Korean divisions on its east- Infantry Division, which meant that X Corps had three committed divi- ern flank had not kept pace, thus giving Byers some concern about sions west of the Punchbowl and only the 8th ROK Division in the his corps boundary. Soyang River valley and the dominant hills on either side of the val- August, Van Fleet and Byers concluded that they could no longer hold the 1st Marine Division in reserve since all the rest of X Corps divisions had bogged down, and the corps could not change the tactical balance with artillery and close air support alone.

Knocked down by a ricocheting bullet in the the 1st Marine Division, and the X Corps commander agreed that back, Cooper lost his carbine to patrols in the mountains ahead another bullet and ended the fight would be all the offensive action 30 ed the high ground now held by required of the Marines. In the meantime, the defensive positions of the Kansas Line should be developed into complexes of trench lines, barbed wire, bunkers, and minefields, and before the summer monsoon made the supply effort even more difficult than it already was.

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