Things I'll Never forget: Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam

Things I'll Never forget: Memories of a Marine in Viet Nam

Things I’ll never forget is the story of a young high school graduate in 1965 who faces being drafted into the Army or volunteering for the Marine Corps. These are his memories of funny times, disgusting times and deadly times. The author kept a journal for an entire year; therefore many of the dates, times and places are accurate. The rest is based on memories that are forever tattooed on his brain.
This is not a pro-war book, nor is it anti-war. It is the true story of what the Marine Corps was like in the late 1960’s, when the country had a draft and five hundred thousand Americans were serving one year tours in battle-torn South East Asia.
If you served in Viet Nam you will want to compare your experience with the author’s. If you know someone who went to Viet Nam, you will want to read for yourself what it was like. If you lost a loved one or friend in the war, you will want to read this and share it with others.

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  • JD

    The book starts of great and the author tells each chapters' story by how those memories are triggered. But even though it is a good book, during the latter stages it gets a bit repetitive....

  • dennis kirchgessner

    Semper fiI was in nam from April of 67 to April of 68 so I was in country for a small amount of time that Dixon was there. Yes I was in the Corps also (26th Marines) . I was really upset to learn that...

  • Dachokie

    One of the Better Modern War Memoirs I’ve Read …After reading this book, I immediately started thinking of another comparable book written by a Marine’s experience in the Second World War: Eugen...

  • F Barry

    A very good account of the experiences of a Marine. As the author notes, it was different for all of us. I found some of the narrative shocking, because of those differences, but I don't doubt for a m...

  • Tom mosedale

    GreatGreat read and very interesting, would highly recommend to anybody interested in this war and what it was like to fight in it...

  • Pat Appel

    Thats Exactly How it WasWow, this book brought back so many memories. Things in this book brought back things I've long forgotten about. So many memories, so many friends forgotten. I arrived in count...

  • Jay Van Allen

    A taste of real I lived through that time and had a fascination with what it would be like to be a soldier I did not serve . College and a high lottery number saved me. This book reinforced how lucky ...

  • Kim Brown

    Things I’ll Never ForgetBeing in the military for 30+ years this is a great book about a true depiction of the Vietnam Nam war. A war that most people only learn about from movies and believe me not...

  • Robert D Hieronymus

    Great bookWell written book. Very interesting reading. Even though you think it's too late, I am 73 years old and served during the Vietnam era, but was never sent to Vietnam. I lost two good friends ...

  • AJ Finch

    What struck me most throughout this book is the very calm, matter-of-fact writing. Dixon does not go out of his way to draw attention to how terrible it was living and fighting in Viet Name in 1966/67...