- Title: Blood on the Risers: An Airborne Soldier's Thirty-five Months in Vietnam
- Author: John Leppelman
- ISBN: 9780804105620
- Page: 257
- Format: Paperback
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.
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One of the best books ever written on Vietnam, period.
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Excellent account of soldier who served in an airborne unit, a riverine unit and finally a ranger unit. Easy to read and realistic descriptions of combat and off times.
This was my first book about Vietnam war. I love it.
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 [...]
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 [...]
This book was bad ass! The way Leppelman told his story of being in Vietnam made me feel like I was there with him. One thing I admired about Leppelman was that he offered a perspective on being a grunt that most writers tend to overlook, such as how their machine guns were pron to jam and thus cost many American soldiers their lives.A first hand account of someone who was there. I'm surprised they haven't made a movie out of this book.
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.
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.
Great and easy read, what a story!!
must read- VIetnam War Heroes
Great book! Learned a lot about the Vietnam War and this guy seen a lot of crazy stuff and lived!
An amazing book. Very similar to "Life and Death on the Central Highlands".
This book is very enlightening and a must read for Vietnam War history buffs.
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