What Now, Lieutenant? Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Every now and then a work comes along that is so simple and refreshing in its originality that it immediately captures the spirit of American fighting men throughout the ages. Such is this work by Bob Babcock. What makes this work unique is that it is based upon his wartime writing as it occurred, without the softening of time and the refining of modern memory applied to past experience. In it you will find the thinking of a young officer as he struggles to take in all that he is responsible for while experiencing everything himself for the first time. It is an honest, unvarnished look at Soldiering in 1966-1967 and is as fine an example of the early American experience in Vietnam that one is likely to come across.
This is the personal account of Bob Babcock's experiences as a platoon leader and executive officer with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967.
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|Listening Length||11 hours and 8 minutes|
|Author||Robert O. Babcock|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 25, 2018|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #54,249 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#34 in Vietnam War Biographies (Audible Books & Originals)
#64 in Vietnam War
#232 in Vietnam War Biographies (Books)
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This book thou short was on point and well written.
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I enjoyed it, particularly how he detailed the lives of other soldiers and the things that happened to them.
The end of the book was satisfying, as it discusses what happened to a lot of his comrades, and how current defence personnel should keep a list of their comrades for future contact.
Often military memoirs finish once the soldier returns home, but the author has done a wonderful job in the post war description of his life.
Recommended highly, and A few things Bob said in the last pages will be used in my own working life; which fit with his intention of making people better in their own lives. You need to read the book to fully understand this.