These are indescribable stories told by veterans, about veterans, and for veterans, and by the families of the lost or still missing MIAs. This book illustrates the misery and despair experienced by both soldiers and victims of this visceral war, but also the exhilaration of combat, and the camaraderie felt, during their respective tours, to present day. While the Vietnam War was raging, silver bracelets were created to raise awareness of, and show support for, American servicemen who were prisoners of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA). After the war, black bracelets were produced to pay homage to any of our armed forces killed in action (KIA). The orange bracelet is more recent and symbolizes all those, living and deceased, who have suffered from diseases, combat wounds, and post traumatic stress resulting from their Vietnam service. These bracelets honor the memory and sacrifice of our troops - one of the central goals of this book.It took me ten months to get my commissiona19 April 1965. I proceeded to ranger school and was supposed to go to airborne school. Then I was to go down to my first assignment at Fort Jackson for basic training, possibly as an XO ( executiveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Six Degrees of the Bracelet|
|Author||:||John A. Siegfried|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2011-07-25|