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Riverine: A Brown-Water Sailor in the Delta, 1967: A Brown Water Sailor in the Delta,1967

Riverine: A Brown-Water Sailor in the Delta, 1967: A Brown Water Sailor in the Delta,1967
Autor: Don Sheppard
Data publikacji: 1994-02
ISBN: 9780671796914
Wydawca: Pocket Books
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 2.5 x 10.2 x 17.1 cm
Oprawa: miękka
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 During the Vietnam War the U.S. Navy established a river force code-named Operation Game Warden whose mission was to deny Mekong Delta waterways to the Viet Cong. For the four-man crews in their 31-foot fiberglass boats powered with twin diesels and armed with 50-caliber machine guns, the action was almost continuous. Sheppard, who commanded one of the gunboats in 1967, here paints a picture of riverine warfare heavy in blood, prisoner torture and grotesque corpses. He refers to "our slum-clearance efforts," for instance, and describes a burning village as "a frighteningly beautiful display of orgasmic flaming destruction." He has the grace, however, to note that he found killing "a depressing business." Photos.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

 

From Library Journal

Commander Sheppard actually did command a unit of the U.S. Navy's River Patrol Force in the Mekong Delta in 1967, but apparently the current breathless and melodramatic style of military memoirs has influenced him heavily and turned many of his recollections into hard-to-accept gory excess by turns embarrassing and mawkish. Though the book has interest when describing the activities of the PBR (patrol boat, river) force charged with the mission of denying the Delta waterways to the Viet Cong and halting their supplies, three serious faults make it ineffective history: a melodramatic style, a flood of dialog (much aimed at informing the reader), and an absence of dates. Thomas Cutler's Brown Water, Black Berets ( LJ 5/15/88) would be instructive for a broader view of the subject.
- Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal.

 



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