Humping R.W. Holmen

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Published: September 12th 2014

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15 pages


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Humping  by  R.W. Holmen

Humping by R.W. Holmen
September 12th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 15 pages | ISBN: | 6.70 Mb

This is a re-release. Much of the content was previously published under the name, Prowl, but is now offered as the second chapter of Gonna Stick My Sword in the Golden Sand: a Vietnam Soldiers Story.Humping is about a torturous twenty-three dayMoreThis is a re-release. Much of the content was previously published under the name, Prowl, but is now offered as the second chapter of Gonna Stick My Sword in the Golden Sand: a Vietnam Soldiers Story.Humping is about a torturous twenty-three day trek through the jungle as seen through the eyes of a newbie, grunt infantryman, a fresh arrival in Vietnam.

By the end of the hump, the young soldier has become a seasoned-veteran who volunteers to be a scout for a Long Range Reconnaissance team.Golden Sand is a bold, dark, and intense retelling of the Vietnam experience through the eyes of an army scout, the point man of Romeo-18, a camouflaged and face-painted four-man LRRP team inserted by helicopter into remote and unfriendly territory to search for Charlie, the North Vietnamese soldiers who travelled the mountain gullies of the Ho Chi Minh trail.Golden Sand is less about patriotism and heroism than about the gut-wrenching reality for the Vietnam combat soldiers who are celebrated for simply doing their best to get by, not as superheroes, but as young men who often acted heroically but sometimes foolishly in circumstances not of their own choosing.

One reviewer commented, the bond and the folly of immortal combat ring loud and clear from the page, and the storys told with all the realism, language and pathos of experience. The mood of Golden Sand is dark and somber rather than triumphalistic: a hauntingly honest and brutally true retelling rather than a glorification of the Vietnam experience.The author refers to Golden Sand as autobiographical fiction.

True incidents serve as inspiration for the book, but the stories are told with literary embellishment. The author served with K Company, 75th Infantry (Rangers) in the central highlands of Vietnam in 1969-70, and he was twice awarded a bronze star for valor in combat.



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