Vietnam stories, books, poems, and more

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[Historical Fiction] Back in 1969, a local teenage male from Norfolk, Virginia free-wrote on his experiences in life, while he was currently serving in the Unites States Army as an infantryman in Vietnam, during the civil war between the North and South of the divided Vietnamese country. Read More
A second lieutenant, only days from training back in the states is ordered, under fire, to assume command of a company of cast-off Marines, all out in the brutal bloody jungle because of the either the worst of luck or the most minor of offenses or infringement Read More

Featured Review by Chuck Bartok

"I have purchased and read the First and Second Ten Days of this harrowing tale of the reality of war. It is listed as a work of fiction for obvi..." Read More

Reads: 183

Comments: 1

Shelves: 2

The Veterans House

Combat veteran comes home, but something doesn't come back with him...and yet something new does. Read More
The war that never ends. Inspired by 'Chickenhawk', Robert Mason (1984); image by Steve on Unsplash - (520 words). Read More

Tags: vietnam, ptsd

Featured Review by hullabaloo22

"I guess it all comes down to what memories are haunting at a particular time...a lot of content for such a short story." Read More

This piece describes a visit to Con Dao, the infamous Pulo Condore French Prison camp off the east coast of South Vietnam which included a visit to the grave of the child martyr Vo Thi Sau, executed by the French in 1952 and now a figure of veneration through out… Read More

Poem / Poetry

April 18, 2019

Reads: 118

Comments: 2

The Booksie Classic House

Vo Thi Sau is a famous martyr in Vietnam. She joined the Viet Minh fighting against the French colonialists at age 13. At 14 she threw a grenade at a group of French soldiers, killing one and injuring 12. At age 16 she tried the same against a local collaborator… Read More
a tribute to my brother, a war hero and patriot. Read More
A recount of a visit to Hue, the old Imperial capitol of Vietnam. Largely rebuilt since its total destruction during one of the bloodiest battles of the American/Vietnam war, Hue does not have a lot of remnants from that infamous period. However, a lot of work has gone into reconstruction… Read More

Article / Travel

February 24, 2019

An overview and an attempt at understanding the notorious motorbike traffic in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in southern Vietnam. Saigon has grown massively over the past decade, fueled by economic growth and the influx of young people who see Saigon as the place to be. Unfortunately, the roads and… Read More
The first-hand account of a combat patrol in the jungles of Vietnam told by the Navy Corpsman who accompanied the Marines on their mission. Read More

Tags: vietnam

Article / Travel

November 20, 2018

Reads: 218

Comments: 1

Shelves: 1

The IndoChina House

A reflection of a visit to the Vietnam Military History Museum in Hanoi. It was written more to make sense of it all rather than to impress others with my literary skills or erudition (although I am not adverse to that either ;)). Writing can be as much a therapeutic… Read More
A description of my journey from Sai Gon to Ha Noi on the 36 hour Reintegration Express. While it would be great to write a startling and memorable masterpiece, I mainly use this sort of writing as a way of both understanding the journey itself and as a reason to… Read More
The enemy doesn't sleep Read More

Tags: vietnam, casualty

somethings never go away. memories are one of those things. Read More

Tags: memories, vietnam

IN 1978 THE CRAMPS PLAYED A CONCERT AT THE NAPA STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL IN CALIFORNIA AND THE SHOW WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH. LEAD SINGER OF THE CRAMPS, LUX INTERIOR REMARKED DURING THE PERFORMANCE; “SOMEBODY TOLD ME YOU PEOPLE ARE CRAZY! BUT I’M NOT SO SURE ABOUT THAT; YOU SEEM… Read More

Article / Travel

October 16, 2018

A review and opinion piece of a visit to the War Museum in Saigon in 2018. The museum has a well deserved reputation of being confronting and is often avoided by the local Vietnamese population so it was interesting to visit with a local girl who had been born in… Read More
A poem about one of the best war veterans in history. Read More
Story about a young reporter who has to deal with the insanity of the Vietnam War. Read More

Tags: fiction, war, vietnam

A poem about one of the best war veterans in history. Read More
Dao... Read More

Tags: vietnam

A group of narcissistic young expats attempt to make sense of the world, and,reluctantly themselves, as they navigate life in the stifling heat of Vietnam. They don't want to be there, they don't really want to be anywhere, and like a Hunter S. Thompson tribute act, they slip easily… Read More
An infantryman writes about a harsh experience in Nam Read More

Tags: war, vietnam, combat

Another old poem from 2006. Read More

Tags: vietnam

Another old poem from 2006 Read More

Tags: vietnam

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