The Killing Zone: My Life in the Vietnam War

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 17, 2007 - History - 272 pages
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“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times

Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.
 

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User Review  - JPodlaski - LibraryThing

Fred Downs does an excellent job at depicting the day-to-day life of infantry soldiers in the Vietnam War. Told through the eyes of a Platoon Leader/Second Lieutenant, we see the war from a different ... Read full review

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User Review  - james.williams - LibraryThing

the killing zone a war our granparents fought in a war that changed life for all americans if you are going to be readin this i gurantee you will fell alarmed. I think the moral of this story is to ... Read full review

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Contents

The Bridges
13
The Jungle
97
Back to the Bridges
185
North to Tam Ky
209
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About the author (2007)

Frederick Downs Jr. received four Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star with Valor, and the Silver Star for his service in the Vietnam War. He lives in Fort Washington, Maryland.

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