About The Book & Author
This is an account of one man's experiences with an
artillery battery in Vietnam during the height of the U.S. involvement in the
war. He was stationed at a firebase at the edge of the Central Highlands,
astride a major infiltration route. The enemy wanted them out of there. Over the
course of much of his tour, LZ Sherry, and the soldiers stationed there, would
be on the receiving end of a concerted effort to dislodge them from that
location. The artillerymen gave as good as they got and gained a certain respect
and notoriety among their peers in the battalion and regiment for what they
endured and overcame at the hands of the enemy over the course of the balance of
1968 and throughout 1969. They absorbed more attacks and suffered more
casualties than any other battery in the regiment. This is not just a book about
battle, however. The author shares numerous details about every day activity and
humorous sidelights that will keep the reader engaged throughout the book.
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