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Praying for Slack: A Marine Corps Tank Commander in Viet Nam Robert E. Peavey

Praying for Slack: A Marine Corps Tank Commander in Viet Nam

Robert E. Peavey

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ISBN : 9780760320501
Hardcover
368 pages
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Two different wars were fought in Vietnam, the jungle-and-booby-trap one down south, and the WWII-like one up on the DMZ. I was one of a handful whose Vietnam tour was evenly split between the First and Third Marine Divisions, and saw, firsthand,MoreTwo different wars were fought in Vietnam, the jungle-and-booby-trap one down south, and the WWII-like one up on the DMZ. I was one of a handful whose Vietnam tour was evenly split between the First and Third Marine Divisions, and saw, firsthand, the difference 170 miles could make during the wars bloodiest year. Corporal Robert Peavey was a tank commander in I Corps (Eye Corps) on the DMZ when LBJ ordered a bombing halt over the North. His compelling first-hand account chronicles operations just south of the Z, operations that most Vietnam War histories have completely ignored. Peavey offers detailed, understandable explanations of combat strategy, strengths and shortcomings of standard-issue armament, and inter-service rivalries.