Point of Aim Point of Impact

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AuthorHouse, Dec 28, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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Point of Aim, Point of Impact, is one man's recollection of his Vietnam experience.  That young man was a Marine Corps Scout Sniper and the book addresses many issues of the Scout Snipers and Vietnam Veterans both during the war and present day. It is not a book that glorifies war or weaves a Hollywood script around lies and half truths. In telling the story of one young Marine Sniper it attempts to deal with the real issues which evolved from the traumatic experiences of killing people and watching friends being maimed and killed. Point of Aim, Point of Impact is a must read for all Veterans from WWII to today's returning warriors as well as their family and friends.

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This book is down to earth as possible about the Vietnam War, it takes you through history from someone that walked the life as a USMC sniper . The author Jay Taylor uses his life's experience to explain what he and others went through. Jay Taylor has included maps, pictures , and soldiers that fought along side of him. He has also include my brother , William Larry Mott as a chapter heading and explained the times they spent in Vietnam. The promise that Jay and my brother kept , has been fulfilled, Jay visited my mother in Jeffferson City , Tennessee , October 24th 2008, and brought closure to his promise. The promise being if one of us gave our life, one of us would go tell the other parents what happened . Jay Taylor and Chuck Butler were together when they visited my mother. That is a long way from Albuquerque, New Mexico to deliver a message , almost 40 years ago. Chuck Butler had come from Indiana and met Jay Taylor in Lexington Ky., and followed him to Polly Mott's home. 

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Jay Taylor was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. As a young boy he enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was active in high school sports, lettering in football, track and wrestling. Jay joined the Marine Corps on his 18th birthday in 1967. He served a tour in Vietnam as a Marine Corps Scout Sniper where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Navy Commendation Medals. After returning home Jay struggled with the memories of his actions while in Vietnam. In 1972 Jay moved to Alaska where he eventually met and married his wife Paulette. They had two boys, Lee and Bobby. Jay has worked for the same construction company for the last thirty years. In 1987 Jay and his family left Alaska and relocated to Portland Oregon. For the next six years Jay worked in Washington, Oregon, and California before relocating back to New Mexico in 1993. Jay still works for Hoffman Construction Company as a Project Superintendent and Paulette manages their thoroughbred racehorse farm. Jay is a four term past president of the New Mexico Houndsman Association and he is currently on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Horsebreeders Association. He is a proud member of the NRA and enjoys target shooting with his son Lee and granddaughter Tamra.

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