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Honor the Warrior, The United States Marine Corps in Vietnam written by William L. Myers an ex-United States Marine. The book follows the experiences of the young men of the third corps of the third battalion U.S. Marine Corps, known as the 3-3 discussing the medals and honors the unit won during the campaign and also how they felt during the battles.

The Way of the Warrior: A veterans U.S. Marines View of the Experiences of the Soldiers of the Vietnam War

They every warriors nightmare is to remember the battles and deaths of his friends yet there are many war heroes who enjoy the rapid rise to fame as they produce their memoirs of battles they have fought in and their experiences on the parade ground and the jungle or desert.

However William L. Myers, himself a four-year veteran of the Marine Corps, has taken a step away from that oath and used the collective influence of men in combat to bring forth a collection of stories that indeed Honor the Warrior, The United States Marine Corps in Vietnam, published by Redoubt Press Myers interviewed men of the Third Battalion of the Third Marines of the United States Marine Corp, a regiment that played a major role in the Vietnam War, being one of the most decorated units that took part within that theatre of war.

With such interviews he has written a strong moving and heartfelt account that salutes the men of the United States Marine Corps, this book of first person accounts by those marines that survived brings forth a no holds barred into the minds and hearts of these men as they talk through their experiences of the major battles they fought in for the corps during the policing action of the Vietnam campaign.

Honor the Warrior, The United States Marine Corps in Vietnam is not just a book about the flaws and problems of the strategic blunders or victories nor
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is it a mixture of the political and military campaign of the Vietnam War rather it is a book about the ordinary General Infantry men the G.I.s his raw emotions and experiences of those young men aged at a minimum of nineteen as they struggled for life and liberty not of people from their own country but of a people they never knew yet struggling against a foe they named Victor Charlie after the shortening of the name Viet Cong, to many marines "Charlie" as they affectionately became was a faceless nameless man in either black pajamas or Chinese and Russian fatigues, either way he was the enemy rarely seen.

Myers' states that his "intention was to present a coherent and accurate account of the experiences of combat Marines through the eyes of those who experienced it," (Myers PG).

With his book he has successfully succeeded in making a brilliant a self imposed mission and statement that has brought to light the strength and courage of these noble young men drafted to fight a war in a foreign land, Myers also adds to his book a full fifty two page appendix that gives the names of all those marines who served in Vietnam along with the Sailors who served with the Fleet Marine Force that were awarded the Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, or Silver Star.

Myers has left very little from his book Honor the Warrior, The United States Marine Corps in Vietnam for along side the appendix he also adds in the names with a list and evidence of why the Marine corps suffered more casualties, including men killed in Action, Missing in Action and those Wounded in Action than any other unit during the Vietnam War

Honor the Warrior The United States Marine Corps in Vietnam includes a chapter that is concerned with the ambush of K-3-3 by the NVA on February 7, 1968. The main contributor to the story is Jeff "T.J."…

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