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Delayed Detonation Jeff Dossett

Delayed Detonation

Jeff Dossett

Published December 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780595152612
Paperback
152 pages
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From the mountains of East Tennessee, a young and naive college student of the 1960s plunges into the horrors of the Vietnam War. Like many others of that era, he grew up with a romanticized and naive vision of the glories of war. As an officer andMoreFrom the mountains of East Tennessee, a young and naive college student of the 1960s plunges into the horrors of the Vietnam War. Like many others of that era, he grew up with a romanticized and naive vision of the glories of war. As an officer and Artillery Forward Observer with the 25th Infantry Division, 1967 through 1968, he would live through a year of combat, including the 1968 Tet Offensive, without a scratch. He, like other soldiers, would supress the fear and anguish associated with seeing his comrades killed and mutilated. Upon returning to the world and to a college campus, he would then experience the contempt and ridicule that his peers, colleagues and professors had for the Vietnam Veteran. This story explores the emotional wounds he and other Vietnam Veterans suffered in silence. Ten years later, the bomb inside him explodes to scar him for life, threatening to destroy his home, career and life.