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A VIETNAM JOURNAL
Life at the End of the War
By Terrance J. Brown, FAIA

A daily war journal and collection of pen and ink sketches by architect Terrance J. Brown, FAIA made during his service during the Vietnam War.

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By 1970, opposition to the war in Vietnam had reached a fever pitch and those sent to serve knew it was only a matter of time before America called it quits. While 1st Lieutenant Terrance J. Brown was there, he kept a journal and sketchbook covering ten months of the Vietnam War as lived by a soldier. This book chronicles Terry’s life as part of the war effort. He lived on bases near Saigon and ventured daily by helicopter into the “boonies” to collect information on roads, bridges, fire support bases, jungle clearing operations, and the condition of jungle landing strips in III Corps. His journal entries detail the beauty and struggles of this war-torn country, its people, and our military personnel. It also relates the exhilaration of flying in helicopters, the beauty of Vietnam, close calls with disaster, and the utter feeling of boredom while serving during the end of the war. The illustrations and photographs in the journal demonstrate an eye for detail and capture the essence of scenes and settings of typical life in Vietnam as well as the war itself. Readers will be inspired by the way he interpreted his war experience.

Terry, a Distinguished Military Graduate, received a commission in the US Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corp and graduated with a degree in architecture. He served a year at the Army Engineer School in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, as an instructor teaching map reading and cross-country travel to Officer Candidate Students before he received his orders for Vietnam. His drawing skill was honed during his architectural studies. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is recognized internationally for his prolific pen and ink drawings and contributions toward promoting cultural sensitivity in his architectural designs for native American communities. He is also the author of Sketchbook on the World: Pen and Ink Travel Sketches, published by Sunstone Press, which includes some 400 pen and ink drawings and stories of his travels worldwide.

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Softcover:
6 x 9, Illustrated
ISBN: 978-1-63293-325-6
284 pp.,$22.95


 

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