21 Months, 24 Days: A blue-collar kid's journey to the Vietnam War and back

21 Months, 24 Days: A blue-collar kid's journey to the Vietnam War and back

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21 Months, 24 Days is an engaging memoir of a blue-collar kid turned soldier. Threatened by the draft in the late sixties, he enlisted in the Army to avoid becoming a grunt, yet ended up one anyway. He endured a grueling war in Vietnam and then returned to a country too angry to care. While his journey took unexpected turns, his choices got him there, so he did his best to react positively and keep moving forward.

Udden delivers his story in a comfortable, friendly style. He conveys the experiences of basic training, advanced infantry training, and what it was like to live, work, guard, patrol, and fight in the jungle. The reader will feel the adrenalin rush of a firefight, the thrill of a wild ride dangling below a helicopter, and the humor in celebrating his 21st birthday on a firebase.

Through his words and personal photographs, you will live through his journey exactly as he experienced it.

Title:21 Months, 24 Days: A blue-collar kid's journey to the Vietnam War and back
Edition Language:English
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    21 Months, 24 Days: A blue-collar kid's journey to the Vietnam War and back Reviews

  • Jeff Dawson

    Definitely not one of my favorite stories about Vietnam. Rather than take a chance and be drafted, Udden signs up thinking he’ll get some type of preferential treatment. From the day he joins up he ...

  • John Hansen

    Although the grammatical errors in this book are pervasive, I still found it enjoyable. Nonetheless, I found the author's hatred of the Army and Vietnam perplexing as he voluntarily joined the regular...

  • Jeremy And

    Great ReadEasy read and told in a very easy quick down and dirty way. Not full of wild stories but simply what this man experienced not just during battle but how what the whole experience was like. ...

  • Tom Barrett

    Great bookI loved the side of the men who fought so bravely in TheNam. Who ever reads this. Let it be known not everyone protested and disregarded our brave Americans you were soldiers. Thank from all...

  • Larry Thorp

    Like so many blue-collar kids I grew up with. A good read.I grew up in the Midwest and saw friends and an uncle go off to Vietnam. It is interesting to see how it affected this young man's life. A wel...

  • W E

    Excellent read. As a Nam vet with the 101st 69-70 it brought back memories of similar experiences. If you wanted to tell someone what it was like to go through basic, AIT, in-country orientation and t...

  • Alec Rankin

    Fantastic book, I purchased this book after only reading the first two chapters...

  • jan thompson

    Good readingVery well put together book. Was easy to continue to read. Was always looking forward to what was going to happen nect. Thanks...

  • Charles Ruge

    A good story!I enjoyed the book. Although not a grunt myself, I severed for 24 years in the Army. This was a heart felt story....

  • Sue DeRoos

    Thank You for SharingI so enjoyed the sharing of your experience in Vietnam. I can't image how hard it was to write your story! Thanks for your Service! You are a Bronze Star to me!...