• Title: Thirty Days Has September: First Ten Days
  • Author: James Strauss
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 180
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Thirty Days Has September First Ten Days This novel is set in the very center of the time of most difficult combat experienced by a United States Marine Corps rifle company A second lieutenant only days from training back in the states is o
    This novel is set in the very center of the time of most difficult combat experienced by a United States Marine Corps rifle company A second lieutenant, only days from training back in the states is ordered, under fire, to assume command of a company of cast off Marines, all out in the brutal bloody jungle because of the either the worst of luck or the most minor of offenThis novel is set in the very center of the time of most difficult combat experienced by a United States Marine Corps rifle company A second lieutenant, only days from training back in the states is ordered, under fire, to assume command of a company of cast off Marines, all out in the brutal bloody jungle because of the either the worst of luck or the most minor of offenses or infringement The outnumbered and little supported company is at constant war with vicious units of the North Vietnamese Army while at the same time tearing itself apart every night in deadly encounters between its racially mixed elements The enlisted ranks lack all respect for their untested and inexperienced officers, while the officers fight them right back using supporting fires on the enemy as well as their own warring factions All the men are ruled by terror and fear of the end they know they are not likely to avoid They are not going home They are not going to the rear area And they are only to be kept moving through a valley of death called the A Shau, with only the manner of their passing in question That same company so riven by internal strife, however, remains frightfully effective in fighting the enemy This account of the reality of agonizingly brutal guerrilla combat is written from the perspective of the new lieutenant who sends his last will and testament home to his wife after only three days in combat.

    One Reply to “Thirty Days Has September: First Ten Days”

    1. Superbly vivid scenes and ultra-realistic portrayals give this book stunning authenticity and depth.His only fear was not knowing if he had what it took to be a Marine officer––that is, until the day they sent him to Nam. An entitled second lieutenant, fresh out of training, lands in Vietnam full of wonder––an all consuming awe that quickly descends into dread at the deplorable conditions he, as an officer, has to endure. Speaking his mind to a superior officer only makes matters worse a [...]

    2. Rarely do I read war books. They hurt!However, I could not put this book down. To hear the account of this young man sent to fight a war Americans were protesting while his wife was awaiting his return and their first baby is heart-breaking. This book "Thirty Days Has September: First Ten Days" opened my eyes to reality of the everyday life they lived to exist in this war.Great book!

    3. An excellent work of fiction set in VietNam w/ the Marines in the A Shau Valley. This is one of those rare works that gets better by the page as Strauss draws you into the world of a Marine Company. Not you typical VietNam war story.

    4. Firsthand the 'Nam. An eye opening 10 days living the battle our men endured in the 'Nam. Will change your behind the lines eyesight. Highly recommend.

    5. The author shared this story with me in 1970. Thank goodness his wife saved all of his daily letters home. I encouraged him to outline a manuscript. This gripping, no holds barred, Vietnam sage has been waiting publication fro a long time.On his website it has garnered over 5,500 comments from Veterans who understand the reality of this story.

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