Combat Bandsman: Memoir of a Tour in Vietnam with the 9th by Robert F. Fischer

By Robert F. Fischer

taking part in trumpet within the ninth Infantry department Band must have been a secure task however the Viet Cong swarmed during the Mekong Delta, and security used to be nonexistent. The band’s twofold mission—boosting morale and supporting win the hearts and minds of the Vietnamese—required them to depart their Đồng Tâm (a.k.a. Mortar urban) base camp and shuttle via an unlimited quarter of rice paddies, dense jungle and various villages.
by means of 1969, home-front help for the struggle had faded and the U.S. military in Vietnam was once near to mutiny. not anyone desired to die less than the command of career-minded officials in a struggle misplaced to inaccurate politics. This memoir of a conscripted musician in Vietnam offers a private account of the lunacy surrounding wrestle aid carrier within the ninth Infantry department through the months ahead of its withdrawal.

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