Title: Good Afternoon Vietnam
Author: Gary L. Wilhelm
Author's Website: http://frugal-engineer.com/
Genre or Category: History, memoir, war
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Reviewer's rating: Five stars
Reviewed by Theodore Jerome Cohen originally for Amazon
Even though he was a civilian, parts of this story sound like they came directly from the television series M*A*S*H (which, of course, hearkens back to the Korean Police Action of the early 1950s). Wilhelm's trials and tribulations in performing his job (having to leave the country just to communicate with his company in the States? What was that about???!), much less the effort it took to perform the things we take for granted as we go about our daily lives (e.g., shopping), would have been enough to drive most people mad.
My hat's off to you, Gary; thank you for your service! What a great read. Anyone interested in what really went on behind the scenes during the war in RVN will not want to miss this book. It's a fast--and very enjoyable--read!
Five stars, all the way.
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