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Baptism - A Vietnam Memoir

Larry Gwin

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A Yale graduate who volunteered to serve his country, Larry Gwin was only twenty-three years old when he arrived in Vietnam in 1965. After a brief stint in the Delta, Gwin was reassigned to the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in An Khe. There, in the hotly contested Central Highlands, he served almost nine months as executive officer for Alpha Company, 2/7, fighting against crack NVA troops in some of the war's most horrific battles. The bloodiest conflict of all began November 12, 1965, after 2nd Battalion was flown into the Ia Drang Valley west of Pleiku. Acting as point, Alpha Company spearheaded the battalion's march to landing zone Albany for pickup, not knowing they were walking into the killing zone of an NVA ambush that would cost them 10 percent casualties. Gwin spares no one, including himself, in his gut-wrenching account of the agony of war. Through the stench of death and the acrid smell of napalm, he chronicles the Vietnam War in all its nightmarish horror.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Todd McLaren

Length:

13h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

17:22


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:12


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:59


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

47:38


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

33:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

19:28


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

16:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

31:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

25:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

13:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

20:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

40:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

39:15


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

42:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

31:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

46:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

13:42