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Born On The 4th Of July

This book includes some seriously heavy content… I think we’ve gotten just the tip of the iceberg as far as the experiences of Vietnam veterans are concerned, but so far we’re already getting a look at some of the things veterans of that war went through.

One thing which really stuck out for me is the sub-par conditions in which he lived while in the hospital. It’s a pretty graphic description, and he’s fairly explicit about his thoughts and feelings during this stressful time. It’s quite an eye opener, even though I think we’ve all kind of got this view of the Vietnam era as the absolute low point for American veterans. As intense as I am kind of expecting this book to be, I’m very interested in learning more about this.

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