Download PDF by James G. Van Straten: A Different Face of War: Memories of a Medical Service Corps

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By James G. Van Straten

a special Face of conflict is a riveting account of a clinical provider Corps officer’s actions through the early years of the Vietnam warfare. Assigned because the senior clinical consultant to the military of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, a space on the subject of the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled greatly and interacted with army officials and non-commissioned officials, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally unwell, or even political operatives. He despatched his spouse day-by-day letters from July 1966 via June 1967, describing in awesome element his studies, and people letters turned the first resource for his memoir. the writer describes with nice readability and poignancy the suffering one of the survivors while an American shipment airplane in undesirable climate lands in need of the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes right into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing greater than a hundred humans and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage lady that her shrapnel-ravaged leg now not be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated journeys right into a scorching touchdown quarter to evacuate the wounded, in basic terms to have the Vietnamese insist that the lifeless take delivery of a better priority.

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