Valley of the Purple Hearts (The Vietnam War #3)

Valley of the Purple Hearts (The Vietnam War #3)

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The Vietnam experience, up close and personal. When eighteen-year-old Buck Marino first meets Rolley Zwyrkowski, he little realizes how much the young sergeant and their next year together in Vietnam will change his life forever. The months following the 1968 Tet Offensive and the battles of the 101st Airborne between Hue and Phu Bai, and westward into the A Shau Valley, provide the backdrop for a story about boys becoming men in a paradoxical war. And when he meets Army nurse Janie Jorgensen, Buck believes he has found the love of his life only to crash into the reality that the war has left his heart and soul lost in a futureless void.

Historical military fiction, Valley of The Purple Hearts follows the men of Second Squad through the shadowy jungles and mountains of I-Corps as they fight main force Viet Cong and NVA regulars. With constant enemy contact, booby-traps, sniper fire and all-out firefights, Buck and his buddies follow their squad leader, Rolley, who puts the lives of his men first. As Rolley faces the young and inept Lieutenant Mallon, Buck realizes his squad leader is becoming jaded and has lost his sense of humor. When the young sergeant sacrifices his safety for that of his men, Buck must step up to face Mallon in the heat of battle, and try to save his friend.

Title:Valley of the Purple Hearts (The Vietnam War #3)
Edition Language:English
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  • Pat Appel

    One of the best books I've read about VietnamI've read many books about Vietnam but this is one of the best I've ever read. Very well written. There are no dull spots in the book. Excellent read. It b...

  • John Podlaski

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading Valley of the Purple Hearts by Rick DeStefanis. I was also in the 101st only two years later than the time depicted in the story and most likely, walked and crawled in muc...

  • Sue DeRoos

    Excellent WritingI really enjoyed reading this book! Terrific detail and I cried more than once. Read this book. I keep thinking about what the men went through for us!...

  • Carol Carlson

    In 1968, I was a junior in high school, when I saw my boyfriend off at the airport on his way to Viet Nam. Over the next 12 months his brief letters did little to help me imagine the hell that was tha...

  • Robert Enzenauer

    Rick DeStefanis continues to mature as an author of great military fiction, and he has added a more developed love story to the incredible combat action that his readers have come to appreciate. DeSte...

  • John Babb

    Rick DeStafanis, an author with Memphis roots, writes about the men of the 101st Airborne during one of the worst times of the Vietnam War. He follows a platoon in multiple actions in mostly the A Sha...

  • Carole Kuentz

    Heart ❤At the end of this book I was crying. My husband was in Vietnam as a gunner on a helicopter. He never said much about it. He was one of the lucky ones and came home. This book should be read ...

  • David Laufenberg

    Great!Very real and factual with interest situational plot that happens outside of country. Highly recommended. Good detail of country and of viet name....

  • Edward Poole

    I have read all of his Nam books and enjoyed the action and story lines of them all, I Look forward to see what comes next????...

  • Jay Klages

    DeStefanis's VOTPH takes us on a Vietnam adventure in chaos--one that drops us right into the action from the first Huey airmobile insertion. A solid work all around, DeStefanis is world-class in his ...