The Ghosts of Vietnam : A memoir of growing up, going to war, and healing
Jim StewartISBN: 0595362826;
Book DescriptionRaised in rural northeastern Maryland, Jim Stewart spends his childhood playing baseball, catching frogs in the woods, and learning to play guitar. A personal tragedy strikes the day he graduates from high school. Jim finds the need to leave home and joins the army in February of 1966. After a grueling stint in basic training, Jim is shipped off to Vietnam as a military policeman. He endures mortar shelling, takes part in Operation Cedar Falls, and makes lifelong friends along theway. While stationed at Saigon, he even meets a girl, falls in love, and has a child. After his tour of duty ends, Jim returns to Vietnam determined to be with Mai. When he starts working at the Army Post Exchange in Saigon, Mai gives birth to their daughter. Jim insists they move to America, but Mai refuses. Jim then makes a decision that will haunt him the rest of his life. Rich with detail and brimming with emotion, Jim shares his extraordinary journey through a...
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