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by James E. Parker Jr.

eBook LAST MAN OUT: A Personal Account of the Vietnam War epub
  • ISBN: 0345484827
  • Author: James E. Parker Jr.
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st Edition - 1st Printing edition (May 2, 2000)
  • Pages: 360 pages
  • ePUB size: 1161 kb
  • FB2 size 1791 kb
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James E. Parker Jr. witnessed the Vietnam conflict from almost every perspective. Of the hundred or so books I've read about the Vietnam War this is up there with the best of them

James E. He serves as a young officer as the war heightens in the mid sixties, returns to the . as a college student and is exposed to the anti-war movement, and eventually joins the CIA and returns to Laos and Vietnam as the war ends. His experiences are Forrest Gump-like and his recollection and writing is strong and engaging. Of the hundred or so books I've read about the Vietnam War this is up there with the best of them. Parker's extraordinary experiences are given impact by his down to earth manner.

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by James E. First published March 1996. Published May 2nd 2000 by Ballantine Books. Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages. Author(s): James E. ISBN: 0804119414 (ISBN13: 9780804119412).

In this book Jim Parker tells his story from such a personal point of view that anyone who served in that ten-year period from 1965 to 1975 will certainly be able to relate to his reflections

In this book Jim Parker tells his story from such a personal point of view that anyone who served in that ten-year period from 1965 to 1975 will certainly be able to relate to his reflections. I was fortunate enough to be a classmate of Mr. Parker in 1964-65 at Infantry OCS in Ft. Benning. I also served with the 1st Infantry Division as a Platoon Leader in Phuoc Vinh, South Viet Nam. His stories about OCS and the "Big Red One" are really well done and every page hits home. I have read many books on the war in Viet Nam and this one ranks with the best.

LAST MAN OUT chronicles his Vietnam war experiences; Parker was among the first in as a 22 year old Second .

LAST MAN OUT chronicles his Vietnam war experiences; Parker was among the first in as a 22 year old Second Lieutenant platoon leader in 1965 and he was the last to leave in 1975. In between he married, graduated UNC and joined the Central Intelligence Agency. In the military he received the Bronze Star with "V" and the Purple Heart.

Last Man Out. James E. Parker, Jr. "I Was among the first men in, and I was the last man ou.  . saw the war as few men did. In Vietnam, at both the start and finish of the conflict, 2d L. Now, with uncommon insight and raw honesty, he captures the stark realities of jungle combat, heavy casualties, and heroic sacrifice. From the tight confines of a VC-occupied Cu Chi tunnel to bloody firefights in areas that hardcore VC and NVA vets had controlled for decades, Parker relives the rain, the heat, the horror, the pain-and the anguish of kneeling beside a buddy whose blood turnd the soil black as he lays dying. Vietnam exacted a very high price. Now, with uncommon insight and raw honesty, he captures . was born in North Carolina in 1942. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served in the . Army from 1964 to 1967. The mess units flew in hot breakfast. After eating, we were standing in groups of ten along the runway when we heard the first rounds of artillery fire in the distance. After eating, we were standing in groups of ten along the runway when we heard the first rounds of artillery fire in the distance we watched a large formation of helicopters, seven groups of ten helicopters each, heading our way carrying the first wave of the 1st/16th. Ahead and below them were the gunships. As the helicopters came closer, I followed them through my binoculars. Crammed on board were soldiers in olive drab

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"I WAS AMONG THE FIRST MEN IN, AND I WAS THE LAST MAN OUT."In Vietnam, at both the start and finish of the conflict, 2d Lt. James E. Parker Jr. saw the war as few men did. Now, with uncommon insight and raw honesty, he captures the stark realities of jungle combat, heavy casualties, and heroic sacrifice. From the tight confines of a VC-occupied Cu Chi tunnel to bloody firefights in areas that hardcore VC and NVA vets had controlled for decades, Parker relives the rain, the heat, the horror, the pain--and the anguish of kneeling beside a buddy whose blood turnd the soil black as he lays dying. Vietnam exacted a very high price. Parker pays tribute to the men who paid it.From the Paperback edition.
Comments: (7)
felt boot
If my son were to enter the service, I would require him to read Mr Parker's book. The details of how to survive Army life are staight forward and important. I found the book easy and enjoyable to read. Could not put it down. As with any super book, I often found myself looking at the number of pages left to read-the more the merrier. Mr. Parker has truely made something of himself and the people of the United States have reaped the benefits. Thank you Mr. Parker.
Foiuost
James E. Parker Jr. witnessed the Vietnam conflict from almost every perspective. He serves as a young officer as the war heightens in the mid sixties, returns to the U.S. as a college student and is exposed to the anti-war movement, and eventually joins the CIA and returns to Laos and Vietnam as the war ends. His experiences are Forrest Gump-like and his recollection and writing is strong and engaging. The detail is entirely credible and balances objectivity with the visceral remembrances of someone whose life was dedicated to a cause. Most laudable is Parker Jr. makes no excuses and takes a stand on the outcome of the conflict. Lastly, his departure from Vietnam three days after the American Embassy closed in Saigon is amazing and surreal.
Lavivan
Another great resource on Vietnam War.
thrust
Another must have / read for anyone who wants to know more about the Vietnam war! What a perspective that you can't get unless you were there!
Ka
Great book and fairly accurate
Modimeena
Very well written. We will never fully understand what it was like to be in he Vietnam War (unless you were there) but this is some great insite into what the soldiers went threw and felt. I purchased it for my son who was and is thinking of going into the military to give him some information about what he should expect. I feel better knowing that he will at least know what to expect and not to join thinking it is like a vidoe game or movie. Good buy and good read.
Silly Dog
Of the hundred or so books I've read about the Vietnam War this is up there with the best of them. Parker's extraordinary experiences are given impact by his down to earth manner. You get a sense of an honest guy telling it straight, a self-effacing man, his ego kept in check at all times. Clear and direct with language, he gets to the point and tells his story without hoo-ha. Lot of interesting glimpses of colourful characters: he manages a striking portrait with ease in the fewest of words. I found his comments on the last weeks before the fall of the South fascinating. The ineptitude of the some of the major players from the Saigon consulate is bizarre, believing right up to the last weeks that the NVA would make a peace deal when on the verge of absolute victory. Some very emotional encounters and catastrophes. Parker's respect for his Asian adversaries as well as his fellow soldiers & countrymen is admirable. Great book.
Aussie Des
this book should get 10 stars. all the vn books i have read have been terrific....this one is the best to date for me...parker is the man....thanks for your sacrifice... s heinz..qui nhon 68/69
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