PURPLE HEART: The Men, The Medals, The Menus (Some Gave All; All Gave Some). Vietnam War Scrapbook, David Spriggs.
PURPLE HEART: The Men, The Medals, The Menus (Some Gave All; All Gave Some).
PURPLE HEART: The Men, The Medals, The Menus (Some Gave All; All Gave Some).
PURPLE HEART: The Men, The Medals, The Menus (Some Gave All; All Gave Some).
PURPLE HEART: The Men, The Medals, The Menus (Some Gave All; All Gave Some).

PURPLE HEART: The Men, The Medals, The Menus (Some Gave All; All Gave Some).

Lincoln, Nebraska: Privately published by I-Universe, 2004. Limited Edition, Copy 7 of 26. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy from Spriggs to "Rocky" [4], 155, [1 (map)] pp. Xerox-like typography. Divided into 3 tabbed sections: War Stories [48 pp], Poetry [18 pp] & Recipes [89 pp]. Each leaf in a transparent plastic 3-hole sleeve. While not explicitly stated, this cataloguer presumes the recipes solicited from, and submitted by, fellow army comrades. Dishes begin with "Breakfast Casserole", and conclude with "Angel Lemon Bars", totally ~ 55 recipes, with the author contributing "Shrimp with Thai Fish Sauce." Illustrated with captioned b/w half-tone photographic images. Notebook: 9" x 7". Leaf-size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Commercial white vinyl 3-ring notebook. Photographic image, presumbly of the author, carrying a Vietnamese woman to the front cover; rear with a second image, of the author, along with his platoon leader, escorting a Viet Cong prisoner of war. Modest wear & soiling to notebook, VG+. Text - Nr Fine. Item #49524

A phenomenal, albeit later, personal publication, documenting the author's time in the army, mostly in Vietnam, wherein he was awarded 2 Purple Hearts & a Silver Star.

He begins, "...we should not be there in the first place. It was, and still is an internal affair and should have been settled with the involvement of the United States." He shares his experiences [November 1960 - November 1967] in the first 48 pages, concluding with "A mortar knocked me down and I saw a VC over me with bayonet raised. As he struck, I threw my hands in the air, catching his knife with my hands. Someone else shot him and he fell on top of me. I managed to get my closest buddy, who was unconscious, and drag him on top of us. The VC, thinking we were dead, went on by. ... Our company lost 150 men in those 50 hours. I ended up on an aricraft carrier in the hospital bay, received a purple heart and spent many years in various hospitals and rehab clinics. The man I pulled on top of the VC and me remain very close to this day. In fact, he is to thank for the pictures in this book."

OCLC shows one holding institution: Michigan State.

Rare.

Price: $500.00

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