Entwined with Vietnam

A Reluctant Marine’s Tour and Return


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About the Book

In 1968, Theodore Hammett stepped forward for a war he believed was wrong, pressured by his father’s threat to disown him if he withdrew from a Marine Corps officer candidate program. He hated the Vietnam War and soon grew to hate Vietnam and its people. As a supply officer at a field hospital uncomfortably near the DMZ, he employed thievery, bargaining and lies to secure supplies for his unit and retained his sanity with the help of alcohol, music and the promise of going home. In 2008, he returned to Vietnam for a five-year “second tour” to assist in improving HIV/AIDS policies and prevention programs in Hanoi. His memoir recounts his service at the height of the war, and how the country he detested became his second home.

About the Author(s)

Theodore M. Hammett served as a Marine Corps officer in Vietnam in 1968-1969. Between 2008 and 2018, he spent five years living in Vietnam and working on HIV/AIDS projects. He lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Bibliographic Details

Theodore M. Hammett
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 40 photos, maps, glossary, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8601-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4615-2
Imprint: McFarland