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Rice Roots was published on April 17, 2020, by Memories and Legacies Publishing, St. Augustine, Florida

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Rice Roots

The Vietnam War: True Stories from the Diary

of a U.S. Combat Advisor

 

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As a U.S. combat advisor, Lieutenant Robert Amon’s Vietnam War experiences were immeasurably different than those of most conventional U.S. diarycombatants in that war. He and his five-man team of Americans, living on their own in remote villages in the Mekong Delta, fought side-by-side with the South Vietnamese soldiers they were advising.

Rice Roots is his diary-based true story showing the raw emotion, anguish and heartbreak of the chaos of war while attempting to win the hearts and minds of South Vietnamese villagers, many of whom understandably harbored uncertain loyalties.

pagesMr. Amon's year-long war experiences are carefully chronicled in reflections of harrowing days “in the field” in 1969, one of the bloodiest years of the war.

The impact on his life became a fifty-year struggle for him to overcome the trauma of war and discover that it’s possible to separate oneself from the inner demons, pick up the shattered pieces and become whole again.

 

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