A Different Face of War: Memories of a Medical Service Corps by James G. Van Straten

By James G. Van Straten

a unique Face of battle is a riveting account of a scientific carrier Corps officer’s actions through the early years of the Vietnam warfare. Assigned because the senior clinical consultant to the military of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, a space as regards to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled greatly and interacted with army officials and non-commissioned officials, peasant-class farmers, Buddhist bonzes, shopkeepers, scribes, physicians, nurses, the mentally sick, or even political operatives. He despatched his spouse day-by-day letters from July 1966 via June 1967, describing in awesome aspect his reviews, and people letters grew to become the first resource for his memoir. the writer describes with nice readability and poignancy the suffering one of the survivors whilst an American shipment aircraft in undesirable climate lands wanting the Da Nang Air Base runway on Christmas Eve and crashes right into a Vietnamese coastal village, killing greater than a hundred humans and destroying their village; the heart-wrenching pleadings of a teenage woman that her shrapnel-ravaged leg no longer be amputated; and the anger of an American helicopter pilot who made repeated journeys right into a sizzling touchdown sector to evacuate the wounded, basically to have the Vietnamese insist that the useless take delivery of a better priority.

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