By Duty Bound: Survival and Redemption in Vietnam
Raised in Mississippi, Ezell Ware was determined to excel. Having grown up without running water, electricity, or sufficient food, he wasn't daunted by the hardships of military life. Eventually he earned a chance to join the Army's helicopter pilot program, realizing his dream of flying. It was a role that would change his life, and the life of an unlikely brother in valor at the height of the Vietnam War.
Downed by enemy fire, Ware and his badly injured captain endured a three-week trek through hell. But when his captain revealed his membership in the Ku Klux Klan, the situation took a turn that surprised them both-and sent Ezell on the road to becoming a general. A unique memoir of heroism and humanity, By Duty Bound captures a crucial chapter in American history-through the eyes of one of its most remarkable witnesses.
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Review: By Duty Bound: Survival and Redemption in VietnamUser Review - Mark Fallon - Goodreads
An amazing book that interweaves Ezell Ware's survival as a black man growing up in the segregated South and rising through the ranks of the military with how he survived in the jungles of Vietnam after being shot down, with a former KKK member as his wounded captain. Read full review