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Product Details

  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Lrg edition (May 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1456590480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1456590482
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,536,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Once I started reading, I could not put the book down!
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After reading the first chapter, I was hooked in and HAD to finish the book.
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This book was one that was too hard to put down, a real page turner.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dennis haze on August 19, 2011
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Received this book on a Thursday afternoon. Figured I would read it over the next few weeks. Well I could not put the book down. What a true life story that will give the reader a better understanding our men in service to our country. chilling, spine tingling, eye opening. This book is not for wimps. Has to be a Movie deal on the way.

This would be great reading for any young man thinking of joining the armed forces. And for all Americans that are not affrad of the truth.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brandi on January 27, 2012
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The author of this book was my father, and I am so proud and honored to have had him in my life to influence how I live my life and to protect me and keep me safe for he was a true man of his word and honor. It took me sometime to read and digest this book, because he was my father and there was so much that I had never heard him speak of while growing up and his experiences in Vietnam. I am so proud of the man he was and so proud of the accomplishments he conquored in his lifetime. This book speaks of who he is as a man and a friend and again I am honored that I was lucky to have him as my father. The writing of this book makes something I knew so little about, so vivid. As a younger generation of readers and knowledge to this subject, his writing really opened my eyes to what these men had to face in war. It brings light to so much I may not have ever known or understood about men and women of war. This book is a highly recommended read!! I love the quote from the man who reviewed that said: "If you have never faced the enemy during War or combat, you have no right to judge those that have", for these should be words that everyone should live by.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Spouse with the Purple Heart on April 6, 2012
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As a spouse of my own deceased Viet Nam Vet (coincidentally also named Jerry), I can attest to the fact that this book hits you in the gut and makes you think about a time in our history when the count of human suffering was measured in body bags. All soldiers that I know come home wounded, in one way or another... family members suffer too. But ours was a world in which soldiers and children did not tell. Whose idea was that, anyways? I want to know. Both Jerry's rest in peace while their memory lives on - scars of war lives on forever. Patricia from Flower Mound
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sherry on March 11, 2012
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I read this book over the weekend. The storyteller was so detailed in his writing that the pictures were very clear in my mind. It made me so thankful for Jerry's and other servicemen's commitment to the honor of our country. And it made me sad for all the images of war that they will never erase from their memories.
I agree that it would make a great movie. Albeit a very graphic portrayal of the horror our troops must face on a daily basis; even after returning to their "normal" life.
Thank you to all who serve and those that served before them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By camerastrap on March 22, 2012
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To be honest, this isn't my normal genre. This book was recommended by a family member, so I decided to check it out. After reading the first chapter, I was hooked in and HAD to finish the book. The story not only held my attention, but I was brought into a vividly painted world that I wanted to know more about. I felt like I was in the bush with the author, smelling and seeing and following with him.
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By Sci-Nut on March 23, 2013
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I am a child of the nineties. I was not around when Vietnam was at its height and I only know of the war through history lessons, movies and books. When I picked up this book I didn't know what to expect. Would this be a patriotic cry from a warrior of the conflict? Would this be an anti-war rant by a long lost hippy? Would this be a favourable account? Negative?

Covert The Not Known tells us not of the facts we read in books, it tells of the reality. The dirty, gruesome truths that are in essence the facts of war. This is not Audie Murphy in To Hell and Back or John Wayne in the Green Berets. This is a book about a man who was almost destroyed by what he saw and thrown to the very ridge of madness by what he had to live with. Covert is powerfully written from the heart and almost like a therapy session for the writer. I think this book could well be the ultimate document about the Vietnam War.

The book opens with Jerry, a rebellious youth, who lives a troubled life in Fort Worth, Texas, finding his way to a recruitment station. With ease he then finds himself thrown into the world of the military. I found myself drawn into the story almost from the get-go. The truth of the matter is very different to the patriotic cries of history. Jerry became a Marine and served with honour- that is one of the many truths in this book. The other truths are that he became damaged, disregarded and dismissed with personality disorders. He suffered immensely because his country felt the need to fight a war it thought it could win but ultimately lost. This book at times is distasteful, gruesome, but ultimately honest and I believed every word Jerry wrote. I think anyone considering joining the forces should read this book.
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I was in high school when the Author finished his tour in Viet Nam. I remember the protests and abuse the Service Men received during that time. Later in college I had fraternity brothers who were Vets usually a couple of years older because of their service. Then in the business world I had the opportunity to work with Viet Nam Vets in the construction industry. All the men I have ever known that served over there had experienced something that they never talked about. They told stories of Viet Nam, but the one's I knew could never tell me the experience. I have a distant relationship to Jerry, so distant that I had never met him and I truly wish I could have known the man. To me this book is as close to the experience that I have ever heard or read. Fraternity brothers, employees and business associates could never give as good of a description as Jerry did in this book.

I regularly contribute to Veterans organizations and programs and through my employment am able to thank a lot of the men and women returning today, but because of Jerry and "Covert The Not Known", I intend to seek and actively participate in Viet Nam era Veterans programs and when I thank one of those men it will be because Jerry gave me a glimpse of the experience.

If you have never faced the enemy during War or combat, you have no right to judge those that have.
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More About the Author

Jerry Nedwick was born in June of 1945 in Wichita Falls, Texas. His father served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II as a door gunner and chief mechanic on B-17 bombing raids over France.

Most of his early years were spent in Fort Worth, Texas as a troubled, rebellious kid. His escapades were well known. As his activities grew more troubling, he was classified as a juvenile delinquent and expelled from school...never graduating. School, a secure family life, adult mentors and role models were not a part of his childhood and teenage years. He lived for the moment and was satisfied when there was food on the table and a roof over his head. His military service started because it seemed the best place to get the food, shelter and direction he needed.

He served honorably in the United States Marine Corps from 1963 to 1966 and was dismissed by the Department of Defense in June 1967 with full benefits and privileges. His wife of more than 40 years has lived the aftermath of Vietnam with him and has been the support and tower of strength he needed to adjust to normal life. He would like to award her the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Jerry was a successful husband, father, businessman, rancher, realtor, pilot,and law abiding citizen who was very patriotic and loved America and the freedom it affords every person.

He continued to make regular visits to the United States Veteran's Administration Hospital as part of the follow up and rehab after Vietnam. He had been evaluated with multiple personality disorder with traits of paranoia. He was never been a danger to anyone or unable to live a normal life.

This book was written from the memories and flashbacks of his time in the military.

Jerry passed away on November 18, 2011. His legacy will continue to live on through his family and this writing of his experiences in Vietnam. God Bless Jerry and all the Veterans, may he rest in peace.



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