A GRUNT SPEAKS: A ’Devil’s Dictionary’ of Vietnam Infantry Tales And Terms

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Not long. It is on the back cover, and it appears on the earliest numbered page in the book. This book is usefully arranged alphabetically and the arrangement works.

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Maybe somewhere, sometime, a REMF did that. But I consider it even more unlikely than the near myth of the long-haired, braless hippie girl at the San Francisco Airport spitting on a newly returned Vietnam veteran and calling him a baby killer. I never encountered either. Hippie girls were always nice as pie to me and the last thing I ever wanted was a CIB. I knew a lot of clerks and jerks in Vietnam and since and none ever expressed any interest in bilking the Army out of a CIB. That was true even if you had received a Bronze Star for valor defending your air-conditioned office when it was overrun by VC during the Tet Offensive.

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Yes, I felt entitled to those things, and I especially gloried in the showers. But so what?

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Sometimes they get things right; sometimes … not so much. Gleason holds a Ph. Proof of Quality. Month January February March April May June July August September October November December Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Year Ray continued his advocacy of Vietnam veterans in his novel, The Violent Season. Those of us who fought…. Include data citation:.

Most grunts would have gloried in these comforts, too. As the subtitle indicates, the book has both terms and tales.

The anecdotes are intended to illuminate the definitions of the terms, and they usually do. No ham and motherfuckers. So I went to the back of the book for a look at the index. Perhaps the term was buried in some other section.

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There is no index. I went back and read the entire book, encountering a very useful entry on Agent Orange and a moving entry on Ann-Margaret.

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I found no entry on Jane Fonda, although she is mentioned in the book more than once.