What Now, Lieutenant?

What Now, Lieutenant?

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“Every now and then a work comes along that is so simple and refreshing in its originality that it immediately captures the spirit of American fighting men throughout the ages. Such is this work by Bob Babcock. What makes this work unique is that it is based upon his wartime writing as it occurred, without the softening of time and the refining of modern memory applied to past experience. In it you will find the thinking of a young officer as he struggles to take in all that he is responsible for while experiencing everything himself for the first time. It is an honest, unvarnished look at Soldiering in 1966-1967 and is as fine an example of the early American experience in Vietnam that one is likely to come across...” The personal account of Bob Babcock’s experiences as a platoon leader and executive officer with Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966 and 1967.

Title:What Now, Lieutenant?
Edition Language:English
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    What Now, Lieutenant? Reviews

  • William J.

    This book is more than the experience of a young Infantry Lieutenant in Vietnam. It is about the camaraderie, trust, friendship and brotherly love that cohesive fighting units develop and that stays w...

  • Nick Vanderwal

    Good young man. Took advice well. Shared all his letters home to wife and parents. Read like a HS year book with a personal diary mixed in. He was lucky to escape most of the experiences I was expecti...

  • Andy Anderson

    Accurate even for a jarhead review. This book brought back buried memories This book brought back buried memories. I will reread this book a couple of months from now. But for now I just remember my ...

  • Ricky E Daughtry

    Informative good Enjoyed the book very much.Very factual and veey on target .That was a war we should have never half way so nothing . That is not the American way. The grunts made the best in a abomi...

  • William B.

    RedundantSome of this book is interesting, others are old hat.Too much advice, too little "meat." I thought it would never end; I was relieved when it did....

  • J.E. Gaulton

    An LTs life in Vietnam, sad funny and painful to read but really good....

  • Stephen Curran

    A book of a US army officer recounting the days he spent in Vietnam in the form of a diary. An easy read....

  • georgie

    Good readEnjoyed this read. Had some very good examples of how to live life and lead by a team effort.well done,thank you mr.Babcock p.s.welcome home.😂...

  • Logan Sierra

    Great bookThis book is a great story of experiences in Vietnam and can be used as a guide for any junior leader (military or civilian)....

  • clayton goodwin

    Excellent book. My friends dads and older brothers were there in the NAM. This shows what it was really like. I highly recommend....