By James E. Parker Jr.
"I used to be one of the FIRST males IN, and that i was once THE final guy OUT."
In Vietnam, at either the beginning and end of the clash, second Lt. James E. Parker Jr. observed the conflict as few males did. Now, with unusual perception and uncooked honesty, he captures the stark realities of jungle wrestle, heavy casualties, and heroic sacrifice. From the tight confines of a VC-occupied Cu Chi tunnel to bloody firefights in components that hardcore VC and NVA vets had managed for many years, Parker relives the rain, the warmth, the horror, the pain--and the discomfort of kneeling beside a blood brother whose blood turnd the soil black as he lays demise. Vietnam exacted a truly excessive fee. Parker can pay tribute to the lads who paid it.
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Then they expanded south to their present borders, conquering the Champa culture and the Khmer empire, among others, along the way. The country expanded and then it fragmented in a series of civil wars. 4 The Vietnamese emerged from a fusion of people who came from southern China, below the Yangtze River, and the indigenous population of Vietnam. 5 Chinese expansion reached Vietnam in 100 BC, and China dominated the Vietnamese until 900 AD. 6 The indigenous Vietnamese may have been very much like the Muong people who lived in the highland area on the southwestern fringe of the Red River Valley.
29 March 1973 The release of 590 American POWs. 1 April 1973 Captain Robert White, the last-known American POW, is released. 30 April 1973 The Watergate scandal results in the resignation of top Nixon aides, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman. 22 May 1973 Henry Kissinger and Le Duc Tho end their talks on implementation of the Vietnam truce agreement. S. S. military involvement in Southeast Asia. S. Congress votes to end all bombing in Cambodia after August 15. S. Senate Armed Forces Committee begins hearings into the secret bombing of Cambodia during 1969–1970.
Up to 50 percent of the countryside in South Vietnam is now under some degree of VC control. ’’ 31 January 1966 President Johnson announces bombing will resume. 31 January 1966 Senator Robert F. Kennedy criticizes President Johnson’s decision to resume the bombing. His comments infuriate the president. February 1966 The largely antiwar Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Senator J. William Fulbright, holds televised hearings examining America’s policy in Vietnam. 3 February 1966 Newspaper columnist Walter Lippmann attacks President Johnson’s strategy in Vietnam.
Last Man Out: A Personal Account of the Vietnam War by James E. Parker Jr.