[[ Read Prime ]] Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in VietnamAuthor Christopher Ronnau – Replica-watches.co

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10 thoughts on “Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam

  1. says:

    Blood Trails is an autobiographical novel about the Vietnam war by Christopher Ronnau As an autobiography, the book was dry than fiction, due to the fact that events can t be both historically accurate and detailed However, it contained a lot of important historical information, and it appears to be a relatively reliable source from the author s word Christopher Ronnau hides nothing as he reveals all that he experienced during the war, telling things as they were for him, without glorification or spin He doesn t get into politics at all, for better or for worse The war is portrayed with all it s many faces, and much of the material is inappropriate for sensitive audiences.The book focuses on the day to day experience in the the frontlines of the Vietnam war and the lives and interactions of the soldiers I found it surprising that at times, many of the high ranking officers didn t take the lives of the soldiers as seriously as they should have.I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn about the history of war, and the conditions soldiers face in modern warfare This serves as one of the few highly detailed primary sources of the Vietnam War in the perspective of the foot soldier As war remains a major player in the lives of many, to better understand the situation it is best to look at first hand accounts of it.


  2. says:

    I have read than a few of these memoirs from Vietnam thank goodness they re being written now and found this one to be refreshingly self deprecating and honest Chris Ronnau provides well described visuals of an infantryman s daily life, and reveals quite well the nature of young male Americans of mixed backgrounds and perhaps less than average education It s a warts and all biography Especially interesting since you don t get it in every story is his description of his being wounded and his trip back through the casevac and medical system This is a good and easy read.


  3. says:

    The author kept a detailed journal about his life as a combat infantry soldier in Vietnam He describes life as it existed in both base camp and in the field, the strengths and weaknesses of individuals in and out of combat The book captures the essence of human nature, which is one important aspect of this book It is important and relevant because it describes small unit combat operations Read it so you will have an understanding of the sacrifices made by grunts for our country.


  4. says:

    This is an interesting read and a great insight into the everyday grunt in Vietnam It doesn t come across as embellished or fantastic, just the everyday grind of life as a soldier Excellent perspective.


  5. says:

    EnjoyableI liked it because it wasn t all about the combat, but also about the trials and tribulations of a foot soldier in a combat zone.


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  7. says:

    Very good book, a page turner Tells you how it was the life of a grunt on the ground One of the best books I have read about the Vuetnam War


  8. says:

    12months at war.A good and honest account of the Vietnam war It portrays the way ordinary soldiers had to do there and their fears and hopes.


  9. says:

    This book is not full of gung ho exploits and real or imagined acts of bravery but although they no doubt happened they are played down as an every day in Vietnam experience.A good read


  10. says:

    I ended up purchasing a copy of Blood Trails from .UK because I wanted to establish an account on that side of the world But I couldn t wait for it to arrive, so I purchased a Kindle e book version too and began reading it immediately Like Chris, I also kept a diary when in Vietnam and referred to it when writing my own novel.I truly loved Blood Trails and could relate to many of the anecdotes within the story My outfit, the 25th Division, also patrolled around Tay Ninh and Cambodia and I can recall many of those things described in the book Some reviewers have posted that Blood Trails was just another grunt story It is, but there are also 3.5 million Vietnam war stories out there some of us have chosen to write about them Although many of the books are the same in the sense of writing about the suffering of patrolling and sleeping in the bug infested jungles, every one of them is unique and personal I have read many Vietnam novels as well, but I always find them educational and I learn from them I think it is important for readers who may have known teenagers that went to war in Vietnam, to read books like Blood Trails to better understand why these warriors were so different upon their return War is hell and they lived there.Of the 3.5 million troops that eventually served in Vietnam, only 10% of them were assigned to the Infantry These were the ground pounders that actually humped through the jungles, avoided booby traps, stumbled into fortified enemy positions, and actually did the face to face fighting This is not meant to belittle the other 90%, because without their support, the infantry soldiers would not have survived It should also be noted that the firebases and base camps were sometimes dangerous than in the jungle, especially when they were mortared, rocketed and assaulted by the enemy So each story is unique and written from a different perspective.When reading these different stories, I find myself drawn into it as if I am right there with them in the story I can feel their fear, anticipation, awe, suspense and find myself relieved when the patrol finally returns to safety.Blood Trails deserves five stars and will be placed in the top twenty of my all time best books about the war It is highly recommended and should be read by those interested in joining the service or wanting to know what life in the jungle was really like.Great job Chris Welcome Home Brother



BAPTISM BY FIREChris Ronnau Volunteered For The Army And Was Sent To Vietnam In January , Armed With An MRifle And American Express Traveler S Checks But The Latter Soon Proved Particularly Pointless As The Private First Class Found Himself In The Thick Of Two Pivotal, Fiercely Fought Big Red One Operations, Going Head To Head Against Crack Viet Cong And NVA Troops In The Notorious Iron Triangle And Along The Treacherous Cambodian Border Near Tay NinhPatrols, Ambushes, Plunging Down VC Tunnels, Search And Destroy Missions There Were Many Ways To Drive The Enemy From His Own Backyard, As Ronnau Quickly Discovered Based On The Journal Ronnau Kept In Vietnam, Blood Trails Captures The Hellish Jungle War In All Its Stark Life And Death Immediacy This Wrenching Chronicle Is Also Stirring Testimony To The Quiet Courage Of Those Unsung American Heroes, Many Not Yet Twenty One, Who Had A Job To Do And Did It Without Complaint Fighting, Sacrificing, And Dying For Their Country Includes Sixteen Pages Of Rare And Never Before Seen Combat Photos From The Paperback Edition

  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam
  • Christopher Ronnau
  • English
  • 24 April 2018
  • 9780307494191

About the Author: Christopher Ronnau

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