Reluctant Warrior

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About the author:
Richard L. McBain, 64, was born the middle child of five in a middle class family, who was raised to believe in God, Family, Honor, and Country. He was drafted into the Army in early 1969 while attending college. After his Combat Infantry training, he was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in Viet Nam, and served with Alpha Company, 2/502nd Infantry in Northern I Corps. He was awarded two Bronze Stars, one with V Device, as well as the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, VNS, VNC, NDS and Good Conduct medals, with a Presidential Unit Citation, and his most prized award, the Combat Infantryman's Badge. He has been a business executive for over 30 years, a husband to Jackie for 40 years, father to Dan and Mike, and grand-father to Nathan, Cade, Mattie, and Carter. He is the author of two other published books, Itching Ears and Babyboomer Memoirs.

Reluctant Warrior

Memories of a Viet Nam Combat Soldier

Authored by Richard L McBain
Edition: 1st

The story of an everyday college kid drafted into the horrors of jungle warfare and his many close encounters with death. The reader will clearly be able to envision just what went on in Viet Nam through the incredible descriptive narrative and pictures tied to each story that the author depicts.

The book contains true stories of friendly fire incidents, real brotherhood among units, and even a secret CIA mission the author was involved with in testing an early beacon air strike.

The feelings of the soldiers in relation to the upheaval in America against the war, the Kent State debacle, and the refusal of our government to let us win are all described in this book.

Publication Date:
1484992881 / 9781484992883
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5.25" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Biography & Autobiography / Military

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