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One of the best books ever written on Vietnam, period. I ve read a good handful of books dealing with experiences in Vietnam, and this book has to be my favorite.What makes this book unique is that the author wasn t just an infantryman, or a Ranger, he was a paratrooper in a fire brigade, then a crewman on a PT boat, and then a Long Range Reconnaisance Patrolman So you get experiences from three different areas all in one book. @Free Kindle é Blood on the Risers: An Airborne Soldier's Thirty-five Months in Vietnam õ From Dak To to the Tet Offensive, John Leppelman saw it all In three tours of duty, he made combat jumps, spent months of fruitless effort looking for the enemy, watched as his budies died because of lousy leadership and lousy weapons He saw the war as few others did, and lives to tell about the valor and sacrifice that outlived the dead MAN, THIS IS AS REAL AS IT GETS It is a GREAT read, but there is nothing poetic or poignant, it is stark and brutal reality of what the fighting men went through to secure our FREEDOM from enemies when our government sent them into the fray, whether or not they agreed with the politics, they fought for the guy beside them, not for some politician that didn t know their ass from a hole in the ground They fought for their buddies, and all too often they died for them, too.GOD bless the American MAN, THIS IS AS REAL AS IT GETS It is a GREAT read, but there is nothing poetic or poignant, it is stark and brutal reality of what the fighting men went through to secure our FREEDOM from enemies when our government sent them into the fray, whether or not they agreed with the politics, they fought for the guy beside them, not for some politician that didn t know their ass from a hole in the ground They fought for their buddies, and all too often they died for them, too.GOD bless the American soldiers Thanks for all ya ll do Outstanding Just a great book from start to finish Well written and the writer puts you in his shoes A great look into our fighting men and the heroes that were forgotten by an ungrateful nation. The author served in Vietnam as a paratrooper with the elite 173rd Airborne and spent months in the jungles in the Central Highlands, From there he transferred to the elite Ranger unit going behind enemy lines This book describes the true horror of war and the type of men it takes to do these dangerous missions. Such a good book I originally was required to read it for a college history class that I took, and have now read it 3 times I enjoyed the real life stories from Leppelman and how he didn t leave many details out. I don t generally go for the military genre, but this is an amazing journey through the Vietnam War It s shoot from the hip, in your face, Airborne All The Way Dirty, bloody, painful and touching You feel like a bad ass just reading it. I ve just finished this and although it took me 3 months to read this wasn t because it s not worth reading In fact it sthan worth spending your money on The reason it took so long is because I go so angry in places I had to put the book down and walk away from it Not angry with Lepp but with the way he and all the other grunts and every day men boys were treated and dealt with His honesty with regards to mistakes made and the situations the men boys were put in made my blood I ve just finished this and although it took me 3 months to read this wasn t because it s not worth reading In fact it sthan worth spending your money on The reason it took so long is because I go so angry in places I had to put the book down and walk away from it Not angry with Lepp but with the way he and all the other grunts and every day men boys were treated and dealt with His honesty with regards to mistakes made and the situations the men boys were put in made my blood boil at times.Written in journal form you are taken on the journey with him, from the time he signed up, to the time he left the forces His honesty with regards some situations and people, may be hard for some to read in these modern, politically correct times, but if you are offended you need to remember times were different then and his comments are relevant to those times Yes there are moments when I wanted to tell him to bite his tongue and keep his head down, but at the end of the day can any of us say we would have behaved any differently He has an excellent prose at describing the events he took part in and the surroundings, giving some kind of visual imagery to the reader so you almost feel as if you are following him through the jungle and down the rivers You can feel the heat and smell the smells several times I wanted to pull him out of the jungle and run a hot bath for him yet his descriptions of some of the horrendous things he encountered including the deaths of platoon comrades although descriptive aren t graphic enough to put you off reading The writing is basic which makes for quick reading.The stories are unbelievable and will make you think long and hard about war Our military is broken with officers leading from the rear with little to no combat experience How many military veterans are currently serving in Congress On a side note, I can t find any information on the author Is he still alive Has he ever given interviews Did he write under a pen name Is the book fiction Private message me if you have any additional i The writing is basic which makes for quick reading.The stories are unbelievable and will make you think long and hard about war Our military is broken with officers leading from the rear with little to no combat experience How many military veterans are currently serving in Congress On a side note, I can t find any information on the author Is he still alive Has he ever given interviews Did he write under a pen name Is the book fiction Private message me if you have any additional infoGoing to add this one to my list next Breach of Trust How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country