We Marched Through Hell A Rural High School s Service in the Vietnam War and Life in Its Aftermath

We Marched Through Hell  A Rural High School s Service in the Vietnam War and Life in Its Aftermath

And that is the intent of this book. The vast majority of the information provided in this book comes from the mouths of those who were there.

Author: Steven D. Schultz

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 1977221548

Category: Education

Page: 442

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There is so much more to the Vietnam War than just the war itself. The Vietnam War was a complicated mixture of events and characters that eventually affected our lives, our country, and our history in a way that no other event could accomplish. When trying to understand the war, it is impossible to fully grasp the experience without an intimate or close up view of the war before, during, and after it was over. Books, articles, and speeches from an expert or historian can certainly provide the hearer with a snapshot of the Vietnam War experience from that person's perspective; however, there is no better resource about the war than hearing it directly from those who served there: the Vietnam War veterans. And that is the intent of this book. The vast majority of the information provided in this book comes from the mouths of those who were there. Those who were drafted or enlisted into a situation that ended up affecting their lives in unimaginable ways. When they first returned home from the war, the Vietnam War veterans were encouraged to not speak about their experiences, to keep their mouths shut and blend back into society, to not make any waves about their experiences in Vietnam and to try and forget the experience ever happened. Some tried that, but for many, their silence did not allow them to emotionally handle the impending effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). They needed to talk to someone about their experiences in order to understand their behaviors. But most didn't, and their silence only served to slow any progress to improving their emotional health that some were struggling with. In addition, their silence also resulted in a misinformed public. The public needed to hear their stories, rather than just hear the protesters' chanting or some politician's bloviating. So, the silence of these war veterans did not provide the other side of the story that many in our country had not yet heard. This book will provide stories, emotions, and experiences from the various stages young students from a rural high school found themselves in during the 1960s as they were getting close to graduation from high school and then staring at a war in their future. The book will also answer some questions such as: How did it feel getting drafted? Did you consider going to Canada? What was it like to see the words "colored only" and "whites only" above the doors in the South where you went for training? How emotional was it to leave your family when you flew to Vietnam? What was the flight like going to Vietnam? What was your first impression of Vietnam when your plane landed there? What was it like to experience combat? What was it like to experience a friend who had been killed, or for you to be injured? How did it feel coming home again? What were you thinking or feeling when you first heard the protesters at the airport? How did the war impact your family or friends? Are you still feeling the effects of the war with PTSD or rehabilitation from physical injuries you received in Vietnam? Has the war really ended for you? The Vietnam War veterans and their families and friends who were interviewed for this book were open about their feelings and experiences, and some of the answers to the questions above, and their explanations of what they experienced, may surprise you.
Categories: Education

If I Walked Through Hell Would You Remember Me

If I Walked Through Hell  Would You Remember Me

It was the color of his skin and/or the fact he was gay, our teacher was after him since we walked through his doors, and into that classroom. Star is one of the most unique people I've ever got to meet in my life.

Author: Christopher Cone

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781365646416

Category: Self-Help

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I dedicate this book to Terry Durbin & Jamie Cone Sr. So, to my Brother and Father, I hope y'all met in the after life, because if y'all would have met in life, Y'all would have taken over the world. From the moment I met him I called him family, and I was in Prison when he passed, I never got to say "GoodBye" As im walking out of the Day Room, I start to see spots. I go straight into the Bathroom and throw cold water on my face, because I felt like I was going to collapsed to the floor. I felt sick. Here I am in jail and I'm losing people left and right. I didn't go to dinner that night. I wouldn't talk to anyone, I stayed in my bunk, until I fell asleep. I was "Lost"
Categories: Self-Help

Healing in Hell

Healing in Hell

where you were putting your feet. My constant fear was losing a rubber sole in a bog. Fortunately, it happened only once, and I found it. There was no pretence of working on the roads and no going around in circles. We marched to Nakhon ...

Author: Ken Adams

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848845756

Category: History

Page: 192

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Ken Adams, as a trained medic, was sent out to the Far East and immediately saw action on the Malay Peninsula. Captured at Singapore he initially worked at Changi Hospital. Many moves and much worse capos in Thailand were to follow. He describes his life, work and the terrible conditions endured at the hands of the Japanese and Korea guards and worst of all, the Kempetai secret police. Illnesses such as dysentery, malaria, avitominosis, cholera and smallpox had to be treated with minimal or no medicines. Starvation was a fact of life. The author was frequently moved around and in 1945 took part in a march of many hundreds of miles which inevitably proved fatal to many of his fellow POWs. Liberation and repatriation are movingly described as, most significantly, is the whole process of settling back into normal life after so long in captivity of the worst kind. Healing in Hell is an exceptional account that demands reading.
Categories: History

His Time in Hell

His Time in Hell

Many men dropped out of line, to join us hours after we had reached the destination and tell of the fine feeds they enjoyed while the rest of the bunch marched on. Mile after mile we marched through a prosperous-looking country, ...

Author: Warren R. Jackson

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: UOM:39015053118124

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 249

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Chronicles the experiences Warren Jackson had while serving as a marine in France during World War I.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Odyssey Thru Hell

My Odyssey Thru Hell

Oddly, the emerging POWs were not marching back to their housing quarters. Instead, they marched directly to the cattle wagons we had just emptied out from. Even though they were about one-hundred meters away, I noticed their faces had ...

Author: Hans Gruber

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781481774291

Category: History

Page: 158

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Categories: History

Through Hell and High Water II

Through Hell and High Water II

I rolled my eyes in her direction praying that she would calm down. ... The wet grass seeped through my shoes causing my feet to get wet as we marched across the field like an assemblage of soldiers on a mission to save a damsel in ...

Author: Rebecca Burgess-Hall

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387646487

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A Journey Through Hell

A Journey Through Hell

As soon as we marched through the gate and “fell out”, I was looking for a place to set down. I didn't care how muddy it was. My legs and back ached so much from standing in line that I thought I was going to pass out.

Author: Jerry Wood

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467875236

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 436

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Hannah was but a young Jewish girl at the tender age of seventeen, when she and her younger sister got caught up in the horrors of Nazi Europe. She watched as her poor but lovely village was raped and destroyed by the invading Nazi war machine. In 1943 Hannah fled her village and her family never to see either again. She took her younger sister and escaped to hungry vowing to her mother that she would always protect and never leave her sister. After hiding underground I Budapest for several months, the Gestapo caught up with Hannah and her sister and they were sent to the death camps. Throughout Auschwitz, throughout a death march to Bergen-Belsen, among all the horrors and death of the gas chambers and the crematorium, this incredible young girl never broke the promise she gave to her mother. Hannah did much more than save her younger sisters life however. Through her own courage and cunning, Hannah managed, at the risk of certain death, to save hundreds of lives in Bergen-Belsen. When the British liberated Hannah on April fifteenth, nineteen forty-five, Hannah was near death from typhoid and pneumonia. She weighed a mere fifty-seven pounds. As Hannah lay dying with her sister, a British soldier gave her a chocolate bar. Hannah was too weak to raise her head to eat it, but she could still wave her hand and smile. Thanks. Hannah said. My God, what took you so long?
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

They Marched Into Sunlight

They Marched Into Sunlight

He understood when Mary Fran told him that Terry's marriage had gone to hell . He still had hundreds of contacts spread across the military world , friends from the officer corps and former soldiers who had fought for him with the Big ...

Author: David Maraniss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743261046

Category: History

Page: 572

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Focuses on a crucial two-day battle in Vietnam that was also marked by an ill-fated protest by University of Wisconsin students at the Dow Chemical Company, in an hour-by-hour narrative.
Categories: History

Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez

After we left the Union office in the southwest corner of Delano, we planned to march east on Garces and then ... Because Al Green didn't want the Filipinos to join us, he came to Delano; but they told him to go to hell, and they came.

Author: Jacques E. Levy

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452913544

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 592

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Mexican-American civil rights and labor activist Cesar Chavez (1927–1993) comes to life in this vivid portrait of the charismatic and influential fighter who boycotted supermarkets and took on corporations, the government, and the powerful Teamsters Union. Jacques E. Levy gained unprecedented access to Chavez and the United Farm Workers in writing this account of one of the most successful labor movements in history-which also serves as a guidebook for social and political change.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

From Vietnam to Hell

From Vietnam to Hell

We marched up to Khe Sahn to relieve the Army, and I can still smell the stink. It was very warm and heavy and smelled like a damp rag. There were times when the air was so putrid that you had trouble breathing.

Author: Shirley Dicks

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491971

Category: History

Page: 144

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“I broke into a house, entering from the back door. When I left, two people inside were dead. I don’t remember killing them, but I know I must have. All I can remember is the police chasing me. I thought I was in the jungle, with the Cong chasing me, trying to kill me before I could kill them.... I was nineteen years old and the Vietnam War was the high point in my life. I didn’t come home in a body bag or a wheel chair. Even though I thought I had come home a complete person, it’s evident that I didn’t”—from the interview with Gary Cone. Interviews with Vietnam veterans and their family members explain as nothing else can the emotional consequences of wartime experiences. Many of these interviewees are now in prison as a result of the substance abuse or violence that characterizes PTSD.
Categories: History

On Valor s Side

On Valor   s Side

We marched to breakfast. Every step was agony. We double timed. I was in a hell of pain. I kept up. We ate and marched back. I walked back through hell, over the hot coals and through the furnace, its flames consumed me.

Author: T. Grady Gallant

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781787207226

Category: History

Page: 308

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From the initial rigors of Parris Island to actual combat conditions at Guadalcanal—here is an enlisted man’s true, firsthand account of what it was like to be a Marine during World War II. Here are the fears, the moments of triumph and joy, the gamut of emotions in those facing danger and death on the battlefield. Here is the true story of a long, cruel, holding operation...fought with too little equipment and too few men. Avoiding overdose horror themes, bedroom scenes, and needless profanity, T. Grady Gallant reveals the innermost thoughts and experiences of a band of rough and rugged men—the men of the First Division, Fleet Marine Force, who invaded Guadalcanal and won for America her first land victory of World War II. “A great book”—Leon Uris “A fine, rare book”—Burke Davis “A book all Marines will enjoy”—Robert Sherrod
Categories: History

March to the Sea

March to the Sea

Most of the ones we missed there got themselves killed in the gate tunnel, and the ones who didn't are probably still ... It's just that once you've walked through Hell a few times, it takes a lot for anything to get past your shell.

Author: David Weber

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618242846

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

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SOME DAYS IT JUST DOESN'T PAY TO GET OUT OF YOUR SLEEPING BAG. The successor to March Upcountry It wasn't so much that Prince Roger and his surviving remnant of elite bodyguards are marooned on a barbarian planet. Or that they have been on continuous operations for so long they are getting shocky. Or that they still have half a planet to cross. Or that they are basically out of ammunition for their plasma and bead rifles and just about out of cash. Sure, those are all problems, but they're not the real problem. No, the problem is Roger is in love. With one of his bodyguards. And the romance is not going well. Damnbeast Sure. Vampiric moths Okay. Screaming waves of barbarians No problem. But when you have Nimashet Despreaux and Prince Roger Ramius Sergei Chiang MacClintock at sword's point, that's real danger. And it's just the beginning. To get to the distant port that is their only way off the planet, they'll be forced to battle enraged monsters, displaced mercenaries, religious fanatics and a barbarian horde to shame the Huns. Along the way they'll have to recreate the Reformation, the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution. And do it all in a context their four-armed, horned, grizzly-bear sized native allies can handle. It will strain all their experience and knowledge, as the most elite, the most multitalented and above all the toughest bodyguards in human space. But the really hard part will be keeping Roger and Nimashet from killing each other. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Categories: Fiction

Society of Terror

Society of Terror

We marched round and round, without purpose or meaning, feeling as if we were in a lunatic asylum where nobody knew when the devil would break loose. ... They resented having their march through hell accompanied by a Viennese Waltz.

Author: Paul Neurath

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317251811

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

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During 1938 and 1939, Paul Neurath was a Jewish political prisoner in the concentration camps at Dachau and Buchenwald. He owed his survival to a temporary Nazi policy allowing release of prisoners who were willing to go into exile and the help of friends on the outside who helped him obtain a visa. He fled to Sweden before coming to the United States in 1941. In 1943, he completed The Society of Terror, based on his experiences in Dachau and Buchenwald. He embarked on a long career teaching sociology and statistics at universities in the United States and later in Vienna until his death in September 2001. After liberation, the horrific images of the extermination camps abounded from Dachau, Buchenwald, and other places. Neurath's chillingly factual discussion of his experience as an inmate and his astute observations of the conditions and the social structures in Dachau and Buchenwald captivate the reader, not only because of their authenticity, but also because of the work's proximity to the events and the absence of influence of later interpretations. His account is unique also because of the exceptional links Neurath establishes between personal experience and theoretical reflection, the persistent oscillation between the distanced and sober view of the scientist and that of the prisoner.
Categories: Social Science

Franklin s Crossing

Franklin s Crossing

How in hell we fain' to get anyplace with only six oxes 'tween us? We should of brung mules like we wanted to. “I got me a wagon full of ... Thought you marched through hell with Stonewall Jackson.” The men looked quickly at each other ...

Author: Clay Reynolds

Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises

ISBN: 9781618249364

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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One of Western fictions most celebrated novelists creates a story filled with all the passions and struggles of the people who forged a new country. Set in the vast grasslands of Texas just after the Civil War, Franklin's Crossing follows former slave and seasoned scout Moses Franklin as he leads a wagon train through Comanche territory to Sante Fe. With an all-new introduction to the Baen Ebook Edition. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (DRM Rights Management). "In this ambitious historical novel set ten years after the Civil War. . .Reynolds achieves a Louis L'Amour-style realism. . ."¾Publishers Weekly "Ambitious and absorbing."¾Larry McMurtry "Ingenious . . . Leaves readers gasping and eager for more."¾Stephen King
Categories: Fiction

Calendar of State Papers Domestic Series of the Reign of Charles I 1641 1643

Calendar of State Papers  Domestic Series  of the Reign of Charles I      1641 1643

On the 8th August we marched to Acton , and being belated were constrained to " lodge on beds whose feathers were ... to our Lieutenant - Colonel [ Biddeman ] , who is a “ God - dam blade , and doubtless hatch in hell , " and we all ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015081498514

Category: Archives

Page:

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Categories: Archives

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Vol 1 light novel

Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody  Vol  1  light novel

We went through hell to get out of that labyrinth!” A delinquent-looking boy and a middle-aged man with a scary face flared up at the soldiers. They've got some guts to do that with so many armed guards surrounding us. “We're going to ...

Author: Hiro Ainana

Publisher: Yen Press LLC

ISBN: 9780316556132

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Programmer Ichirou Suzuki is transported to another world. In a foreign land, he finds that life is an adventure that's sometimes fun, sometimes serious, and full of girls!
Categories: Fiction

Jumpin the Rails

Jumpin    the Rails

The German followed them from the tent, but they managed to slip into the cloud of chaos left from the battle and eventually lost sight of him in the crowd of ... “Are you telling me that we marched through hell and can't cross over?

Author: Sheila W. Slavich

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514453940

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

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“Jumpin’ the Rails!” is a time-travel adventure set in the American Civil War and present day. Two small-town Alabama boys, Aleks and Adam, grow up in the midst of Civil War reenactments at the Fort, but when they discover a time window in the backyard of The Griggs House, their real-life 1860s adventure begins. They travel on the nineteenth century railroad and it takes them to legendary battles and places. They come face to face with Oates, Lee and Pickett, meet their ancestors and encounter hostile Johnnies and Yanks. The teenage boys are much like spectators at a football game but what they once considered a game turns real at Gettysburg and through a turn of events the best friends become separated by time and gain the attention of those who will stop at nothing to gain knowledge of time-travel.
Categories: Fiction

I Have Gone Through Hell but I Didn t Stop

I Have Gone Through Hell  but I Didn t Stop

to keep my savings in my maiden name and my son as the beneficiary. In a fit of anger he stated, I married you because I thought you had money. I told him, I do have money and it would be a cold day in hell before he would get a penny ...

Author: Lottie M. Campbell

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781637647066

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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I Have Gone Through Hell, but I Didn't Stop! By: Lottie M. Campbell Realizing many experience the same hardships as she has gone through, Lottie M. Campbell sat and wrote her story so that others may read, relate, and discuss their own journeys. If you have ever had an unfaithful spouse, a mother or father remarry after the death of a parent, or if you were ever treated as an orphan in your own home, Campbell's story will resonate with you. With her faith in God, Campbell was able to find the strength, courage, and confidence she needed to continue on with her life. Just as God plants an oak tree, causing the winds, rains, and storms to give it strength, so, too, will he do the same for his people, encouraging them to build their character, faith, and endurance through all so they may come out sturdier and stronger in the end.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Calendar of State Papers

Calendar of State Papers

On the 8th August we marched to Acton , and being belated were constrained to “ lodge on beds whose feathers were ... to our Lieutenant - Colonel ( Biddeman ) , who is a “ God - dam blade . and doubtless hatch in hell ; " and we all ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWYN2B

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Categories: Great Britain

Fat Chance

Fat Chance

And his anger boiled over at the one he loved most. “We came all this way,” he said. “We marched through hell. A dozen men are in the woods, just outside these castle gates, willing to die for you without blinking.

Author: Phil Drake

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456806963

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Two long-feuding kingdoms Chubolia, a place where everyone is fat and Thinsylvania, a country where everyone is thinfi nd themselves in the throes of battle when the prime minister of Thinsylvania, looking for someone to marry his prince, kidnaps the Chubolian princess. But Hamilton Fatz, the charmingly romantic Chubolian captain of the guard, and Big Jim McBiggins, a roguish mountain man, are in love with her and vow to bring her home. But fi rst they must cross the Belgies, an intimidating mountain range that separates the two countries. The two men begin an incredible adventure to rescue her and must overcome physical and psychological obstacles along the way.
Categories: Fiction