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by Rod Kane

eBook Veteran's Day: A Viet Nam Memoir download ISBN: 0517569051
Author: Rod Kane
Publisher: Crown; 1st edition (December 30, 1989)
Language: English
Pages: 314
ePub: 1420 kb
Fb2: 1779 kb
Rating: 4.3
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States

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Gerard Kane was an American veteran of the war in Vietnam and writer. He is the author of Veteran's Day: A Viet Nam Memoir. Gerard Kane joined the United States Army in 1964. He became a medical corpsman and served at the Ia Drang Valley. He abused drugs and alcohol, was incarcerated, and contemplated suicide before finally deciding to admit himself to a Veterans Administration hospital.

Gerard "Rod" Kane, 53, a veteran of the war in Vietnam whose searing experiences of jungle combat in the .

Gerard "Rod" Kane, 53, a veteran of the war in Vietnam whose searing experiences of jungle combat in the early months of the war became the subject of an acclaimed memoir published 25 years later, died November 3, 1999 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Mr. Kane was the author of "Veterans Day: A Vietnam Memoir," published in 1990, a book that chronicled his bloody year in Vietnam in 1965 as a 19-year-old Army combat medic and the years of alcoholism, drug abuse, anger, despair, incarceration and hospitalization that followed.

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Veteran's Day. By Rod Kane. Rod Kane's memoir of the Vietnam War and its aftermath takes the reader on a journey through the inferno of combat and the purgatory of one veteran's redemption, without finally reaching Dante's earthly paradise. The author found himself in the dark wood, first in the napalmed forests and then in the tangled underbrush of his own mind. He could not shake the war and its memory for half of his young life until a series of events - including writing down the midnight thoughts that are at the heart of this book.

Recounts the story of a young combat medic in Vietnam and his never-ending battle with the memories and nightmares the war left him.

Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780517569054. Release Date:December 1989. by. Kane, Rod. Publication date. Vietnam War, 1961-1975. New York : Orion Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana.

Although Kane hearkens back to his uncle repeatedly, the sense of hero .

Although Kane hearkens back to his uncle repeatedly, the sense of hero worship is never clearly conveyed-Kane simply reiterates that the man smoked Hit Parades. The book continues with his problems adjusting to the real world over the years: his problems with relationships, drugs, alcohol, suicide, violence. He attends group therapy sessions in an attempt to retrieve himself from the brink of destruction.

A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers

A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, and no ting of text or writing in the margins.

Recounts the story of a young combat medic in Vietnam and his never-ending battle with the memories and nightmares the war left him
Comments: (5)
Eta
On a personal level, Thank you to all Vietmam vets. You deserved better.
Goldenfang
Rereading it I truly sympathized with his constant pain. I felt downhearted after reading his wikipedia.
Loni
This was written by a high school graduate who went to Viet Nam as a 18 year old, and got there just in time to be in the thick of it in 1965/66. His book is an excellent portrayal of PTSD, experienced before anyone had really understood what PTSD actually is. It shows how many men our society lost because of the inability to understand the condition.
Fegelv
The portions about the war were good. The portions about stress-disorder were not good.
Fomand
Very interesting read. Was some twists in it that made me sure that it was based on real events but was fictional in many aspects. I was a combat veteran in Recon in Nam and can relate to much of the book. How he got involved in VVAW was interesting and his comment about them refusing to let John Kerry run the organization says much for their integrity. It is say to see a Brother get so involved in drugs and booze and self-destruction. Many of us who had similar experiences and similar demons, turned to working hard and locking the horrific experiences away...only to come out later. I thought it was going to be a true and non-fictional biography but then I realize that we can't write about what really happened.