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Americas Diplomats, The Road to Attleboro John W. Huffman

Americas Diplomats, The Road to Attleboro

John W. Huffman

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Winner of the 2011 Military Fiction National Indie Excellence Award.Americas Diplomats powerfully portrays the Vietnam conflicts initial phase when patriotism still reigned supreme. All wars spawn simple heroes from youthful naivety as boy-soldiersMoreWinner of the 2011 Military Fiction National Indie Excellence Award.Americas Diplomats powerfully portrays the Vietnam conflicts initial phase when patriotism still reigned supreme. All wars spawn simple heroes from youthful naivety as boy-soldiers evolve into weathered combat veterans. Young Jay Sharpe is no exception. Born into a long lineage of patriots, he never questions his generations call to arms. Filled with wanderlust and rarely sure of what he wants, but knowing precisely what he does not want, a predictable marriage to his high school sweetheart and looming job at the local sawmill in his small hometown after graduation, he gallops off to the nearest Army recruiter to become Private John Joseph Sharpe, All-American hero. After rigorous training, he emerges as one of the Armys elite paratroopers and eagerly sails off to Vietnam and the golden opportunities awaiting him there--a near fatal encounter with the 9th North Vietnamese Ghost Regiment in the legendary battle of Attleboro, the largest land engagement of the entire war effort. His gripping tale of the trials of a soldier in our nations most controversial confrontation is a graphic chronicle of love, hate, hope, and despair in an era of uncertainty and misdirection.