Item description for Dmz Diary: A Combat Marine's Vietnam Memoir by Jeff Kelly...
This volume provides a riveting firsthand account of the most intense fighting of the Vietnam War - DMZ 1968, where death was sudden, life stripped of the superfluous. The author recounts harrowing experiences as a radioman in a Marine rifle company near the North Vietnamese border.
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More About Jeff Kelly
Kelly enlisted in the Marines Corps Reserve in 1964. He resigned from the Marine Corps Reserve in 1967 and volunteered for two years active duty in the regular Marine Corps. He requested and received assignment to ground forces, Westpac - Vietnam. After Vietnam in 1969 he was sent to Marine Barracks Japan and was promoted to Sergeant. He received an honorable discharge in 1970.
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AWESOME BOOK Jun 7, 2007
An excellent first hand narrative. Well written. After reading it, I thought that most vietnam war movies that have been made must have stolen ideas from this book. A beautiful example of a person coming full circle on the realization of the reality of war. I highly reccommend this book, I could not put it down.
DMZ Diary Moving, Important Nov 29, 2001
TJ Kelly's DMZ Diary is a stunning account of his Vietnam service. Kelly writes with honesty and intelligence, allowing readers to accompany him on his journeys into combat with his fellow Marines. Kelly recalls stories of heroism and horror from Vietnam that will move the most jaded military historian. His stories of life away from combat provide humour and relief from the ever-present tension of the war. In DMZ Diary the author reveals his transformation from a gung-ho new guy to a seasoned veteran. The story of this transformation is an important addition to the history of the American experience in Vietnam.