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.