A different face of war

memories of a Medical Service Corps officer in Vietnam
  • 497 Pages
  • 2.54 MB
  • 3526 Downloads
  • English
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United States, American Personal narratives, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Medical care, Health services administrators, United States. Army, United States. Army. Medical Service Corps, Officers, Biography, Hi
StatementJames G. Van Straten
SeriesNorth Texas military biography and memoir series, North Texas military biography and memoir series -- no. 8.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUH347.V36 A3 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 497 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27192543M
ISBN 101574416170
ISBN 139781574416176
LC Control Number2015031937
OCLC/WorldCa918986461

Selected by Major General Pat Sargent, Chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps, for the Corps Chief’s Reading List, May A Different Face of War is a riveting account of one American officer in the Medical Service Corps during the early years of the Vietnam War.

Assigned as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James 5/5(34). Book Review published on: March 3, James G. Van Straten’s book, A Different Face of War, chronicles his year in Vietnam serving in I Corps as the senior medical advisor to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam.

Then a major, Van Straten wrote his wife, Patricia, letters over the course of his one-year assignment. A Different Face of War.

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Army Medical Service Corps, for the Corps 4/5. Collected here together for the first time, The Face of War is what The New York Times called "a brilliant anti-war book." "A brilliant anti-war book that is as fresh as if written for this morning.

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Assigned as the senior medical advisor A different face of war book the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in I Corps, an area close to the DMZ, James G. Van Straten traveled extensively and interacted with military officers and non-commissioned officers, peasant-class farmers.

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