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Reviewed in the United States on March 11, 2020
The book covered the war very well for the audience it was intended for. However, there are a number of references in which the author failed to tell the full story, for example:
- On pg 54 he did not properly discuss the true results of Agent Orange use in Nam on American Troops who are now affected, fighting for benefits and dying.
- On pg 57 he refers to a Vietnamese 9 yr old girl whose clothes were set on fire by a US bomb which is 100% incorrect. Phan Thi Kim Phúc and her family were residents of the village of Trảng Bàng in South Vietnam. On June 8, 1972, South Vietnamese planes dropped a napalm bomb on Trảng Bàng, which had been attacked and occupied by North Vietnamese forces. AMERICAN forces did not do it. Phan Thi Kim Phuc is an American citizen now.
- On pg 63, the author refers to the 30,000 young men who went to Canada rather than be drafted. The correct number is 90% of the 100,000 deserters that President Carter pardoned in 1971. ~90,000 living in Canada.
There are other miscues, but those should document the major ones.
Signed: An American Vietnam Veteran