To Sleep with Wicked Women
Paperback, 128 Pages
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Meet Charles and Toby, two young men who wanted a piece of the Vietnam war. While their contemporaries were planning wild trips to Spring Break destinations, they chose to volunteer for Infantry OCS in the U.S. Army. As new officers, they experienced first -hand the rigors of training, the mind-numbing hours of boredom, and engaged in hilarious episodes followed by disciplinary actions. (“What were they going to do, send us to Vietnam?”) There was also combat. They learned to become leaders, trying to keep their men safe, while observing the incompetence and pettiness that occasionally permeated the chain of command.
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Apr 21, 2019I didn't know Charles Solomone during the Vietnam era and his time in the Army. We met in 1989 in Irving, Texas when we were both hired to work for a new kind of construction and mining redistribution company called DUECO (Dealer Uses Equipment Company), formed by 42 Caterpillar Tractor dealers worldwide. There were four of us initially hired to cover the world and redistribute used equipment on behalf of Caterpillar dealers. I mention this because during those days Charles and I traveled thousands of miles together, to some very interesting locations. It was the wild and wooly days, no internet, barely had cell phones, and if you were willing to work harder, travel farther, and faster, and be smarter than most you were successful in your efforts. Reading his book "To Sleep with Wicked Women" gave me an understanding of how the Army and his service in Vietnam shaped the man I've come to know and consider a true "good friend". He was born to be a successful person,... More > with good judgement, and a commitment to people he liked and cared about. What I found in reading about his time in the Army was how many of those traits I admire were keenly developed, tested, and honed. The book also tied together actions and statements like "I&I", "Nurse Goodbody" and an unwavering energy to get the deal done. It also confirmed what I knew from traveling with Charles that he is a real student of history and uses that understanding in his everyday dealings. I'll never forget being in Japan in 1996, having invited him to join me in a new endeavor after DUECO, starting an International Used Equipment Division for a USA Caterpillar dealer, when he schooled a Japanese equipment guy from Kyoto (the historic capital of Japan) on the history of his own city of birth and country of origin. Another takeaway from the book was his loyalty to Wendel and the others he served with. Again one of Charles most admirable traits. Conversely, you don't want him to side against you! I look forward to someday meeting Wendel. Sounds like my kind of guy! Charles will always be my Comrade in Arms! Scott Nordstrom Eagle, Idaho< Less
Mar 20, 2019The most entertaining book I’ve read in a long time. Raw, honest, a sharp, clear snapshot of history, with the kind of humor that only those who have been through the fire seem to have, this is the story of two young men looking for adventure and finding a load of it in Vietnam. If you’re a SJW snowflake whining about toxic masculinity, this book probably isn’t for you, but if you want a first hand look at what it was really like to be a soldier, or if you’re looking for some good inspiration to go out and live life with unapologetic gusto, this is a great read.
Mar 11, 2019I've known Chuck Solomone for many, many years, and we've been friends throughout all those years. I was very excited to read his book and after reading it I felt I knew him even more. It was quite amazing to read all about his time "in country" as well to read how scary it was. I have a new outlook on Chuck from reading of all of his adventures, good and bad. It takes guts to do what he did and I respect him for all of the many things he had to do to stay alive in such a horrible time. Good on you Chuck. I'm so glad you made it through that "hell".
Feb 13, 2019This book is a fun read about "life" in Viet-Nam. Having been to most of the places mentioned and served with and commanded both Vietnamese and US troops, I can relate to their stories. This book is a tribute to all those young lieutenants who served in Viet-Nam and labored so gallantly with their troops and endeavored to get them home. All Viet-Nam veterans will enjoy the book as well as those who have never served which will give them an appreciation for life in the Infantry, the Queen of Battle.
Feb 13, 2019A great insider account of what it was like to be on the ground in Vietnam fighting the good fight while balancing the whims of upper management with the responsibility of keeping subordinates from getting killed.
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- Standard Copyright License
- Second Edition
- Charles Solomone
- January 21, 2019
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Full color
- 1.2 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 8.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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