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By James G. Van Straten

a distinct Face of battle is a riveting account of a scientific carrier Corps officer’s actions in the course of the early years of the Vietnam conflict. Assigned because the senior scientific consultant to the military of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, a space as regards to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled commonly and interacted with army officials and non-commissioned officials, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally unwell, or even political operatives. He despatched his spouse day-by-day letters from July 1966 via June 1967, describing in extraordinary aspect his studies, and people letters turned the first resource for his memoir. the writer describes with nice readability and poignancy the suffering one of the survivors while an American shipment airplane in undesirable climate lands in need of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes right into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing greater than a hundred humans and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage lady that her shrapnel-ravaged leg now not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated journeys right into a sizzling touchdown region to evacuate the wounded, basically to have the Vietnamese insist that the useless receive a better priority.

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