The Crescent: A Viet Nam War Novel

Battle hardened platoon sergeant Aaron Samples hates lieutenants, especially his new platoon leader, Second Lieutenant Stephen Carr Having just arrived in Viet Nam, Carr is unsure of his own courage and competence, and he resents the way Samples is treating him Somehow, though, they must find a way to work together, to lead and protect their men during three days of viciBattle hardened platoon sergeant Aaron Samples hates lieutenants, especially his new platoon leader, Second Lieutenant Stephen Carr Having just arrived in Viet Nam, Carr is unsure of his own courage and competence, and he resents the way Samples is treating him Somehow, though, they must find a way to work together, to lead and protect their men during three days of vicious firefights in the Crescent, a large stretch of heavy woods just west of Dau Tieng The Crescent is crawling with North Vietnamese Army soldiers who are just waiting to ambush the ard personnel carriers of Carr s and Samples unit in increasingly brutal battles The third and largest ambush turns into chaos Carr and Samples get left behind during the withdrawal, believed to be dead Trapped behind enemy lines, with no hope of rescue, they have only each other to depend on as they evade capture and trek through miles of enemy infested forest to safety.
The Crescent A Viet Nam War Novel Battle hardened platoon sergeant Aaron Samples hates lieutenants especially his new platoon leader Second Lieutenant Stephen Carr Having just arrived in Viet Nam Carr is unsure of his own courage a

  • Title: The Crescent: A Viet Nam War Novel
  • Author: David Allin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Crescent: A Viet Nam War Novel”

    1. I enjoyed reading "The Crescent" by David Allin which also increased my knowledge about APC units and how they operated during the Vietnam War. In this story, 2nd Lt. Stephen Carr is assigned as the new Platoon Leader within a mechanized unit that hadn't had an officer for several months. As a result, SFC Aaron Samples, who had been leading the platoon during that time is now demoted and will have to take orders from this Cherry officer. Only problem is that SSgt. Samples hates officers - especi [...]

    2. Accuracy counts!As a Nam vet I can identify with much of the emotion as well the sentiment of this novel. Truthfully presented by a brother Nam vet.

    3. Great book, a real page turner.A great study and enlightening of the causes and fixes of the attitudes between noncommissioned and commissioned officers. The book did a good job of demonstrating the change required in both, trust.

    4. a heart to heart of what happens to real mene best of a real nam experience like so many therre had and story never told as well as this one. thanks DAVID.

    5. Good tome Excellent read and not the normal story but one of human interaction. Worth the time to read. Recommend it highly.

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