Meet the Men of First Platoon
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In 1969, he served in the U.S. Army with the First Platoon Company A 3rd Battalion/1st Infantry Regiment 11th Brigade Americal (23rd Infantry) Division. They were average American sons, fathers, husbands, and brothers who enlisted or were drafted from all over the United States and came from various backgrounds. They came together and formed a brotherhood that will last forever.
Haynie shares his experiences about weeks of boredom and minutes to hours of terror, surviving the heat, carrying a 60-pound rucksack, monsoons, a forest fire, a typhoon, building a firebase, fear, death, and fighting the enemy—all while experiencing mental, physical and moral exhaustion.
A preview from the Audio Book
When I Turned Nineteen:
A Vietnam War Memoir
Haynie shares his struggles and his successes, completing a stellar 20-year career in the Army culminating as an instructor at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. His story is one that clearly demonstrates just how wrong those protestors were … and just how much our country does owe these men and women who served their country with bravery and honor … our gratitude and respect.
His story will touch you in many ways … stirring feelings of embarrassment, anger, understanding, gratitude, and pride. It is a story all Americans should read.
Available March 1, 2018