Scars of Vietnam

Personal Accounts by Veterans and Their Families

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About the Book

A Marine Corps recruiter returns to his old stamping grounds to speak with some of the men he enlisted, their families, and the families of others who were killed in action. Some remember their experience with a sense of patriotism; others are bitter and feel forgotten by their country. The 17 accounts are a reminder of the horrors of war, and the lasting effects of its aftermath.

About the Author(s)

Harry Spiller served two tours in Vietnam with the Marine Corps. A retired professor of criminal justice and former sheriff of Williamson County, Illinois, he lives in Marion, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Harry Spiller
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 43 photos, appendix, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6742-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8783-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vii

Author’s Note      xi

Introduction      1

Part I: The Missing Names      7

One: SGT. STEPHEN M. MALLEY      9

Two: SGT. MICHAEL E. BAUMAN      24

Part 11: In the Twinkle of an Eye      47

Three: PVT. JOHN F. TERRY, JR.      49

Four: PFC. CLIFFORD D. COMBS      53

Five: PFC. LAWRENCE E. MILLS      67

Part 111: Corpsman Up      73

Six: CPO HOMER YOUNT      75

Seven: PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS GEORGE I. ELLIS      81

Part IV: Leaders of Men      95

Eight: LT. RAY FULKERSON      97

Nine: CAPT.P AULE BAUGH, JR.      110

Ten: CAPT.W ILLIAM H . WALKER      121

Part V: Crossing Paths      135

Eleven: SGT. DONALD BUATTE      137

Twelve: SGT. LLOYD SCHWEIGERT      151

Thirteen: SGT. JOHN BUATTE      158

Part VI: Coming Full Circle      167

Fourteen: SGT. CARL A. MEYER, JR.      169

Fifteen: SGT. CARL E. MCCORY      177

Sixteen: CPL. GORDON W. HUCKSTEP      192

Seventeen: SGT. RONALD A. LOWES      200

Appendix      215

Index      221

Book Reviews & Awards

“useful”—The Book Report; “readers will turn the pages taking their emotions on a roller-coaster ride running the gamut from laughter, sorrow, anger, love, hate and joy to every other emotion connected with a true story told by the veterans who fought and the families that suffered”—The Volunteer.