LAKE PLACID, Fla., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mack Payne's gripping conversations with a rich cast of nine Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force veterans in his latest book, Conversations With Vietnam Heroes, clearly depict how the Vietnam War generation is as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty. Their vivid accounts and combat-related stories, so well depicted in this book, are portrayed with stirring human drama and emotion.
But most importantly, it shows the strength, courage and determination to make a difference and not let the war take away from a productive and rewarding life. Reading the stories of these heroes is hard, but hearing how they overcame is inspiring.
Payne, a highly decorated veteran with two years of services in Vietnam, is a Vietnam expert and prolific writer and keynote speaker, as well as a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Payne has spent his life spreading the message of these unspoken heroes.
The stories are inspired from Payne's podcast, Vietnam Veteran News, and are an offshoot of his first book, Vietnam Veteran Memoirs. As Payne states, "I am so happy to bring these stories to life and to illustrate the greatness of the Vietnam Veterans Generation."
A look inside provides a glimpse of the sacrifices and dedication it takes to be a soldier—the candor, realism, and patriotism of each veteran and all they endured during the war and throughout life.
Just a brief look inside the book provides a few of their stories including:
- A conversation with John Hosier, infantryman and combat photographer, who photographed Fess Parker, the actor who played Daniel Boone. Of course, in between those shots were war-torn reminders of the reality of war.
- A conversation with Steve Suttles, a sniper who, similar to the accounts in the movie, "American Sniper" shares his stories about the training involved and explains the critical role snipers play in protecting the men in their assigned companies, taking one enemy out in order to save many troops.
- A talk with Dave Roever, who candidly discusses his extensive injuries, being burned so badly that he was hospitalized for over a year with almost fifty percent of his body burned.
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SOURCE Mack W. Payne