See the Dragon
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How could such a small portion of a man’s life affect him so much? What can happen to a man in only two years that could so profoundly reshape the entire rest of his life? Why can’t a soldier just forget it and let it go? I did hold it in and kept it mostly out of mind for decades. I’ve asked myself those questions, and my friends have asked that of me too. I have no answer except to understand that for those few months, every moment was so intense and so emotionally filled that it somehow burns into a man so deep that it becomes like a scar on the inside, but not visible on the outside.
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Jul 28, 2009"To know what it's like to " See The Dragon interested me from the start. Not only was it written by a man I've known my entire life, but I knew that he was in the same area as my father, only a year prior. What I read cannot be put into words. The book came in the mail and I had it read 8 hours later, finishing the book by flashlight as the power went out. I simply could not put it down. If you want to read a book about the Viet Nam War from an expert, read this book written not by a college professor with his own political bias, or an investigative journalist with an agenda, but by a simple Soldier sharing his remarkable story. I am currently on my 3rd tour to Iraq. Even though the Army has changed a great deal from that war to this one, Soldiers are still Soldiers, and a lot of the experiences Don wrote about I relate to. It reinforces that stirring deep inside as to why I wear the uniform. I think I'll start reading it again tonight. CPT Patrick F. Feild 4th Infantry... More > Division< Less
Dec 6, 2008"See the Dragon" What started as a letter to his daughters several years ago became Don Arndt’s first book. See the Dragon, One Wolfhounds Vietnam’s Story, is a straightforward account of an infantry unit on patrols through the jungles and over the water-filled rice paddies of Vietnam in 1966. Arndt’s does not go into graphic detail or use foul language as he focuses not on the battles but the relationship developed by men trapped in combat in a foreign and distant land. We follow him from a rural Missouri dairy farm as a young boy, whose life was filled with many duties, to the Viet Cong infested area known as the Iron Triangle half a world away. Arndt’s book explains in simple and meaningful words the bond he formed with his buddies, the sad loss of some of them, and his need to find the survivors long after the war ended. As a Vietnam Veteran myself, having served in the same areas and at the same time as the author, I can verify that the facts and descriptions contained... More > in his book are historically accurate. I highly recommend this book to anyone studying the Vietnam War or whose family or friends were part of the valorous unit known as the 25th Infantry Division “Wolfhounds.” Tony Lazzarini President Military Writers Society of America< Less
Sep 23, 2007""See the Dragon" by Don Arndt" Our lives are different in direction and duration. Don Arndt's "See the Dragon" is a memoir from a time that will always be remembered as a coming of age for a generation, Vietnam. Many were called. Few were chosen. Even fewer wrote about it. And, none came back unchanged. Heat, sweat, smell, sounds, fear, exhilaration, comradeship and faith were the Combat Infantryman's lot in Vietnam. If you were there, "See the Dragon" will take you back. If you weren't, it will take you there. Guy B. Hinton 2/27 Infantry Vietnam 1968-69
Sep 7, 2007"See The Dragon" A book that any Vietnam Veteran can relate to. Written in a down to earth style that makes you feel you are there with the author reliving his experiences with him. Funny at times, serious at times. Very moving when you read of the many reunions with those he served with as well as their families. Not only would I would recommend it as great reading for any Vietnam Vet but also for anyone that wants to read about "what it was realy like." John Babbitt
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- Don Arndt (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- April 24, 2008
- Hardcover (dust-jacket)
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.92 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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