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CIB and ROE are top notch entertainment and real depictions of the Viet Nam war,
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This review is from: CIB: Combat Infantryman Badge (The Philip Lawson Saga, Book One 1) (Kindle Edition)
I first read CIB: Combat Infantry Badge by Bill Rainbow. CIB is a story about an Army infantry soldier who goes to Viet Nam in 1967-1968. The main character is Phil Lawson who begins as a FNG (Cherry) in a mechanized infantry unit. The author does a fabulous job of developing multiple characters and quickly gets you interested. There are hilarios moments/stories and heartbreaking moments in the story line. I especailly like the mascots, Incoming, TeeWee and the purple panther. I really liked CIB and wanted more. ROE: Rules of Engagement picks up the story. Both books were very entertaining and kept my interest until the end. While the book is fictional, the overall experiences of Viet Nam are true. One can get a very real feel for the war from a grunts viewpoint. It is not overdone and very fun reading. I highly recommend reading both books.