365 and a Wake-Up: My Year in Vietnam

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Harmonie Park Press, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 382 pages
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365 and a Wake-Up: My Year in Vietnam is a front, row, day-by-day chronicle as seen through the eyes of a common infantryman. The author, a twenty-year-old combat medic during his tour of duty, tells his story with all the trepidation of a typical draftee. This book is a chronicle of his experiences with a platoon of grunts as they hump through the mire of rice paddies, the jungles peppered with Agent Orange, and the booby-trapped hootches of the seemingly friendly villages. The story describes vividly the mixed bag of soldiers whose main agenda is not only to kill the Viet Cong but to simply make it through each of the 365 days and be given their wake-up. Book jacket.

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User Review  - Schmerguls - LibraryThing

The author spent 365 days in Vietanm in 1968-9. This book was not published till 2010, but purports to set out much detail in a chronological manner, though the author does not claim to have kept any ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheyCallMeVarmit - LibraryThing

Do you enjoy reading true accounts from war veterans? Like reading stories from the Vietnam war, written by those who bravely fought in it? So do I....which is why I was thrilled to read Frank Jolliff ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Frank Jolliff was drafted in 1967 during the Vietnam conflict and trained as a combat medic. He spent January 1968 to January 1969 in the rice paddies and jungles of Vietnam and was awarded several medals of valor including the Silver Star. After completing his military service he benefited from the GI Bill and received a Master's Degree in special education, French, and American history.

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