Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam

Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam

Semper Cool is the wrenching, sometimes hilarious and always thought-provoking true story of a mischievous teenager who enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps seeking adventure and his father's approval and finds both, plus more danger than he ever could have imagined. With its vivid imagery, Semper Cool thrusts readers into a grunt's-eye view of the blood, guts, tears and laughter of war, as told by a Marine who returned home a man and a patriot. Be prepared to laugh and cry and ultimately thank God for the men and women willing to risk their lives for the freedoms that so many Americans enjoy.

Title:Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam
Edition Language:English
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    Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam Reviews

  • Julie Smith (Knitting and Sundries)

    This review first appeared on my blog: http://www.knittingandsundries.com/20...About the Cover PhotographAuthor Barry Fixler holds the skull of an North Vietnamese soldier at an outpost near the DMZ. ...

  • Brian

    This book was a gift from my Uncle Larry who served with the author in Vietnam. It was a great insight to what went down among the ranks of the soldiers that fought in that war. Gritty. Rough. Brutal....

  • Misha Mathew

    *Rated 3.5*The thing with memoirs is that it's all real (Duh!). You can't tell yourself - "This is just fiction, not true. " So everything that happens or is described in a memoir tends to affect you ...

  • Larry Mccartney

    Not for the faint of heart. Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond Memories of Vietnam is probably the single best book yet to come out of the Vietnam War. Unlike, many others, Semper Cool: One Marine's Fond ...

  • Emily Placido

    I loved this book! I was amazed at the author's ability to immerse himself in the Viet Nam War and come out totally unscathed, physically and mentally. He is a truly uinque man, worthy of our honor an...

  • David

    Great book by a great American. ...

  • Joseph LaPierre

    Great readThis is a book that vividly describes the highs and lows of war and written by an American patriot and hero...

  • Roy Hawksley

    Outstanding book, supporting an important causeThank you Cpl Tucker for sharing your amazing story and more importantly what you are doing for our veterans. Even tho the book is available to me free t...

  • Dennie Fugitt

    A Good Marine and a Great ManBarry tells it like it was. The war as experienced by a Marine grunt in Nam...brutal, tragic, nonsensical, miraculous and sometimes humorous. Marines were told before depl...

  • Ken Wilson

    Besides a good read, this is a powerful book.Besides being one cool guy, Barry is a true Marine & American.The story is gritty, loving and beautiful. Well worth reading and supporting. God bless you, ...