"Corpsman Up" is the cry that echoes across the battlefield whenever a Marine is wounded in combat. The book tells the story of men at war from a unique perspective; that of a medical specialist assigned to a Marine combat platoon. It is 1969; Hospital Corpsman Mike Lombardo arrives in Vietnam determined to follow in the footsteps of his dad and grandfather in war. He quickly discovers there is nothing glamorous or heroic about war. Through Mike's eyes you go on a journey into a living hell and experience the thrills and horror of combat, the agony of the wounded and dead and see foxhole relationships develop between blacks and whites, farm boys and city kids. Experience the anguish, and concern with Mike, when friend after friend is wounded and he knows that their lives are in his hands and then wonder for the rest of his life if he did the right things.
As a Corpsman of Sangin, Afghanistan, I can relate to the everyday struggles that Doc Baviello writes about. This book clearly depicts the hardships of the Marine grunt in Vietnam. The depictions in the book emerse you into history while revealing what todays Marines and Corpsmen endure all at the same time. A great book and easy to read. Once you pick it up clear your schedule till your done.
"Re: Corpsman Up! A True Account of the job of an FMF Corpsman" This man is my history teacher,a great teacher he is.I always go to him when i talk about the armed forces.He is an awsome teacher and i bet he was a awsome Marine. Mr. Baviello is an easy going teacher who doesn't mind talkin about his past of pain and struggle in vietnam,an i admire him for it. I am Bryan King and i'm goin to be a future marine.I'd like to thank Mr. Baviello for his encouragement.My dream is to be US Marine and he back me up on it. Thank you Mr Baviello. Semper Fi(always faithful)
"i'm proud" my name is kelly baviello, my father is the man the wrote this book. i spend hours watching him write this book! and i'm proud that now other people can read it and get a sense of his view. i'm a proud daughter and a proud girl to say that "THAT'S MY DAD". so thanks to everyone that read it. and thanks dad
"Corpsman up" A great and true book. I had the privlege of serving with Paul "Buzz" Baviello in the same company in Vietnam as his senior corpsman, and can attest to all the on-goings that are so vividly brought out in the book. We keep in touch via e-mail, although he's in California and I'm in Pennsylvania. Semper Fi, Buzz! Johnny Bart.
"Paul Baviello " I "met" Paul on the internet just a few months after my son, HM3 John D. House was KIA 1/26/05 in Iraq. (John was a corpsman.) After exchanging emails he sent me a copy of his book "Corpsman Up." As soon as I started reading it I couldn't help but think how John would have enjoyed reading Paul's book and meeting him. Keep up the good work Buzz - everybody should know what a corpsman is ! DocHouseMom@yahoo.com
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