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Youth In Asia: A New Story of Life, Death and Infantry Combat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War's 1968 Tet Offensive in the Central ... Young men will change. Some will die by [Tiffany, Allen]
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"...it's a gut-wrenching suspenseful story... It's some of the best war fiction that I've read." -- J. Chambers HALL OF FAME, TOP 10 REVIEWER, May 2015

"Tiffany is a bright new voice... His style is strong, gnawing close to the bone..." -- Grady Harp HALL OF FAME,TOP 100 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE, April 2015

"...a disturbing rendering of the war in Vietnam through the eyes of an innocent man...it'sa gripping tale that will stick with you long after you finish with it. ...a great story..." -- Dennis Waller TOP 500 REVIEWER, June 2015

"There are many action/adventure stories on the market that feature the 'super soldier' that always emerges victorious... In this case, the victory is merely staying alive..." -- Charles Ashbacher HALL OF FAME, TOP 500 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE, June 2015

"This is not the stuff of hero's (although there will be heroics), this is the stuff of real men of war and the ravages that they will face...for those who were there (I wasn't) or those who lost friends (I did) you can't read this without it bringing back many memories..." -- William D. Curnutt TOP 1000 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE, June 2015

"...I was impressed how Tiffany maintained high dramatic tension throughout ...I was also impressed by how many themes were woven into the story... As for Tiffany's account of small infantry units in the 'face of battle,' 5-stars." -- John P. Jones III TOP 1000 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE, April 2015

"I rank it with 'Better Times than These', 'The 13thy Valley' and 'Sand in the Wind' as some of the best fiction to come out of the war." -- James W. Durney TOP 1000 REVIEWER, VINE VOICE, June 2015

"This story is engaging and worth reading in a single setting - it's short, but with a profound message." -- John Podlaski, author of Cherries -- a Vietnam War novel, April 2015

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"In one of the greatest war novels ever written, Stephen Crane's Red Badge of Courage, the narrator grapples with being in combat and how he will hold up under fire... The same could be said about the narrator in Allen Tiffany's riveting and gritty novella..." - Jeffrey Miller, Author of War Remains, May 2015

"As a Vietnam veteran myself, assigned to the 173 Airborne Brigade, I felt a special bond to the storyteller in this novella. [...it is a] realistic story... This novella will take you there and let you experience a few days in the life of our young heroes." - John E Wolfe, June 2015

"Short, engrossing, realistic. Consistent with, though different from, my small unit infantry combat experience in Vietnam. And the ending is particularly realistic....Well worth the price and time." - A Sante, March 2015
 
"...Youth in Asia does not provide any moral lessons, nor does it try to make sense of the politics of the war. ...this is a story about survival... War is not just an abstraction or a video game, there are real people, mostly young, that have to go out and patrol and fight and face the risks..." - K. Kumar, January 2016


The Second War in French Indochina. The Vietnam War. Call it what you will. In America's military experience, it was sandwiched between the Korean War and The Persian Gulf War. America backed into it without a clear understanding of why we were even there and no understanding of how to win. Like the War in Korea, it was indecisive at best. More accurately it was a failure that took untold lives and devastated many of the veterans that survived. The war also horrifically scarred Vietnam and devastated its population. It was arguably the US military's most unsuccessful campaign, and it deeply damaged the Army and Marine Corp who were on the frontlines day after day, caught in firefights in obscure battles with names like Operation Delaware, Lam Son 719, and Junction City. Or that were fought at Cu Chi, Ia Drang, the A Shau Valley, Dak To, the Mekong Delta, Hue, Khe Sanh and the Iron Triangle. Places most Americans have never heard of. What most Americans do remember of the war is Americans held in a terrible prison called the Hanoi Hilton, some obscure chemical called Agent Orange and that people who confront extended periods of stress -- such as our soldiers -- struggled with "PTSD" (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) long after the battles are over. 

For the combatants, all wars are very small. Most wars rage within a few feet of the soldiers and play out in a few seconds. A few men on a patrol deep in a jungle can find themselves alone and without communication, intermixed with enemy soldiers. War has no meaning then. There is no war. There is no national doctrine. There is no policy guidance from men in suits a million miles away. There are only a few young men trying to stay alive. What they will think of each other years later does not matter now.

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  • File Size: 672 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
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  • Publication Date: March 24, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00V6WXVF2
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