Saigon Moon

Saigon Moon In at the height of the Vietnam War young Rick Jameson left his small southwestern Iowa town to serve his country He promised to marry sweet innocent Vickie Richards his high school sweethear

  • Title: Saigon Moon
  • Author: B.J. Betts
  • ISBN: 9780595531370
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, young Rick Jameson left his small southwestern Iowa town to serve his country He promised to marry sweet, innocent Vickie Richards, his high school sweetheart, upon his return Would she wait for him It didn t take long before Rick saw firsthand the atrocities of war Young men walking beside him were instantly killed Others weIn 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, young Rick Jameson left his small southwestern Iowa town to serve his country He promised to marry sweet, innocent Vickie Richards, his high school sweetheart, upon his return Would she wait for him It didn t take long before Rick saw firsthand the atrocities of war Young men walking beside him were instantly killed Others were left maimed with missing limbs Bravely fighting in the jungles alongside his comrades, Rick became seriously wounded in battle When Hang Le, a young Vietnamese woman from a nearby village, found him lying on the riverbank near death, she risked her life and that of her younger brother to hide Rick from the Viet Cong and nursed him back to health.When Rick returned home, he quickly saw drastic changes everywhere in his family, with childhood friends, in the opinions of his fellow Americans, and within himself He was thankful for his two best friends that fought with him Vietnam, who were like brothers than friends to him Saigon Moon shines with a poignant story of one Vietnam veteran and the lifelong affect the war had on him and those close to him.

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