Coverart for item
The Resource When we walked above the clouds : a memoir of Vietnam, H. Lee Barnes, (electronic resource)

When we walked above the clouds : a memoir of Vietnam, H. Lee Barnes, (electronic resource)

Label
When we walked above the clouds : a memoir of Vietnam
Title
When we walked above the clouds
Title remainder
a memoir of Vietnam
Statement of responsibility
H. Lee Barnes
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There is the mythology of the Green Berets, of their clandestine, special operations as celebrated in story and song. And then there is the reality of one soldier's experience, the day-to-day loss and drudgery of a Green Beret such as H. Lee Barnes, whose story conveys the daily grind and quiet desperation behind the polished accounts of military heroics. Barnes tells what it was like to be a Green Beret, first in the Dominican Republic during the civil war of 1965, and then at A-107, Tra Bong, Vietnam. There, he eventually came to serve as the advisor to a Combat Recon Platoon, which consisted chiefly of Montagnard irregulars. Though "nothing extraordinary," as Barnes saw it, his months of simply doing what the mission demanded make for sobering reading: the mundane business of killing rats, cleaning guns, and building bunkers renders the intensity of patrols and attacks all the more harrowing
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
When we walked above the clouds : a memoir of Vietnam, H. Lee Barnes, (electronic resource)
Label
When we walked above the clouds : a memoir of Vietnam, H. Lee Barnes, (electronic resource)
Link
http://libproxy.rpi.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/connectny/detail.action?docID=915022
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'f': 'http://opac.lib.rpi.edu/record=b4048345'}
Extent
xiii, 300 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

    • Folsom LibraryBorrow it
      110 8th St, Troy, NY, 12180, US
      42.729766 -73.682577
Processing Feedback ...