Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves April 1969 to March 1970

Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves April 1969 to March 1970

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, War, Nonfiction, Biography

"Call Sign Dracula" provides an outstanding, valuable and worthy in-depth look into the life of a US Army Infantry soldier serving with the famed 1st Infantry Division (The Big Red One) in Vietnam. It is a genuine, firsthand account of a one-year tour that shows how a soldier grew and matured from an awkward, bewildered, inexperienced, eighteen year-old country “bumpkin” from Kentucky, to a tough, battle hardened, fighting soldier.

You will laugh, cry and stand in awe at the true life experiences shared in this memoir. The awfulness of battle, fear beyond description, the sorrow and anguish of losing friends, extreme weariness, the dealing with the scalding sun, torrential rain, cold, heat, humidity, insects and the daily effort just to maintain sanity were struggles faced virtually every day. And yet, there were the good times. There was the coming together to laugh, joke, and share stories from home. There was the warmth and compassion shown by men to each other in such an unreal environment. You will see where color, race or where you were from had no bearing on the tight-knit group of young men that was formed from the necessity to survive. What a “bunch” they were!
... then the return to home and all the adjustments and struggles to once again fit into a world that was now strange and uncomfortable.

"Call Sign Dracula" is an excellent and genuine memoir of an infantry soldier in the Vietnam War.

Title:Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves April 1969 to March 1970
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    Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves April 1969 to March 1970 Reviews

  • Tim Nisley

    Black Scarves Espirit de Corp Extremely informative and insightful! Written as only a combat soldier could have done it. As a veteran and healthcare worker with the VA, Mr. Fair's accounting gives me ...

  • Jerik

    Exactly what it says it isThe writer does not claim to be an author and let's you know upfront that this is to honor the men he fought with. That is what you get. A list of people and events that he c...

  • Stuart Austwick

    Good bookNot necessarily the best book I read about Vietnam. Mostly because of the way it was written. Once you do continue, then you'll be reading an honestly written individual's story of his servic...

  • Michelle

    I had a hard time getting through this book because it was so brutally honest. It really tugged at my heart strings and even made me tear up. I learned quite a lot and have the out most respect for th...

  • Greg Schmidt

    A very personal account of Vietnam serviceI have read many personal accounts of Vietnam service. This one impressed me with its sincerity. I was there in a suppaort role and I have so much respect for...

  • Warren Osborne

    Slow readI enjoyed reading, but was underwhelmed with the presentation. I am probably a little bias because of the prior high action and first hand detailed accounts in the last several books I read....

  • gene kurtz

    Good readAs a Vietnam vet (artillrty) i can attest to the accuracy. I found the book interesting. Fortunately I was a 13B40 gun chief and didn't jump jungles and I am glad I didn't....

  • William B.

    Simple but TrueJoe Fair is not a seasoned writer,but he is obviously an honest man with a fantastic memory. This is a no BS book that describes Vietnam and the war accurately, just as I remember it....

  • Joe Fair

    Written from the heart to tell the stories and recognize the men. What a bunch!...

  • Andy Dollahite

    Meh. Joe Fair’s military service is commendable; his writing is not. ...