A Year in Vietnam With The First Air Cavalry Division

by Mike Larson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/3/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9780595525218
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 272
ISBN : 9780595512676

About the Book

Even today, my thoughts of Vietnam are positive. I have incredibly fond memories of spending one year in that theater with some incredible people.
My feelings about the Vietnam War mesh exactly with what Michael Norman wrote in his book These Good Men: Friendships Forged From War-even though Norman's heroes served in the U.S. Marine Corps and mine served in the First Air Cav.
In recalling his tour in Vietnam, Norman wrote:
"I did not pick these men. They were delivered by fate and the U.S. Marine Corps. But I know them in a way I know no other men. I have never since given anyone such trust. They were willing to guard something more precious than my life. They would have carried my reputation, the memory of me. It was part of the bargain we all made, the reason we were so willing to die for one another."

About the Author

Michael Larson spent most of his life in Mankato, Minn., first as a newspaper editor and then as a professor of journalism. As a journalist, he received a number of state and national awards for in-depth reporting and writing. Today he teaches journalism classes at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He lives in Sartell, Minn.