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One Four Man Up

by:
Robert E. Hunt (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-5210-3 ©2009
Price: $15.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 254 pages
Category/Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

This book is about a young man sent to war who struggles with the horrors of his experiences until he comes full circle 20 years later.

Abstract:
This is the story of a young man who volunteers to join the Marine Corps and is sent to fight in the Vietnam War. Trained to be a tactical air controlman, he encounters horrific combat and is left with vivid memories of death and destruction. After returning home he endures years of post traumatic stress syndrome, nightmares, the haunted memories of lost friends and difficulties in fitting in. After 20 years of torment, he comes full circle and gets the welcome home he so often longed for.

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Customer Reviews

  A First Hand Account , 03/09/2009
Reviewer: Fred L. Gunter
I recently purchased a copy of this book from the author whom I met through our interest in model ships. After reading the introduction, I found it near impossible to put it down. The book is an engrossing first hand account of enduring the rigors of war and the all too often problems encountered years afterward from the profound fear and atrocities experienced during battlefield engagmenrts. Although the war was the Vietnam conflict of forty years ago,the experiences are very relavent to the current conflicts as the fears,experiences and aftermaths are no different. This is highly recommended reading for not only any combat veteran, but anyone who would like to see war as a thing of the past.

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  One Four Man Up , 03/10/2009
Reviewer: David Hendren
I received my copy of " One Four Man Up " from Mr. Hunt and found it an enlightening book. It is not written as a typical military history book but, as one young man's journey from home to war and the long road home again. There is a lot of personal impressions of the sights, sounds, smells and hazards of warfare. Fond memories of friends and the trauma of their sudden loss. The journey from war to peace within is as compelling as the descriptions of battle. Because of his writing, I feel I have a better understanding of my late father (a Pacific theater and Korean war vet) and his reluctance to share his experiences with us. I recommend this title to anyone, especially those who have parents, brothers , sisters or friends that have gone to war and returned. I thank Mr. Hunt for sharing his experiences and his service his country.

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  A Real Hero , 03/12/2009
Reviewer: Thomas Doran
To say this book is riveting and engrossing is an understatement. If you have ever wondered about the Vietnam War, then Bob Hunt’s book, “One Four Man Up” is the book to read. Bob Hunt was one of the many young men of that era that had manhood thrust upon him. He could have been your brother, son, uncle, or dad. This is a first hand account of the horrors of war and of human achievement despite the obstacles. Every single American, who cares about America, needs to read this book. It is the story of war in a foreign land; the cost should not be measured in dollars, but of the lives of innumerable good men, who sacrificed their own personal comforts for the good of all concerned. The men of this war never got the respect they deserved. They were ridiculed and mistreated, with many, if not all, still suffering mentally, emotionally and physically from the effects of the war. It is no small thing that I have the freedom to write this review; it is because of brave young men and women like Bob, all who have one thing in common – a passion to keep this country safe. Thank you Bob, thank you each and every veteran, and thank you to those who continue to voluntarily fight for the personal freedoms that we so often take for granted. I give a big “thumbs up” to Bob and this long overdue achievement.

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  One Four Man Up , 03/18/2009
Reviewer: Ron Franck
I have to agree with everything the other reviewers have said about Bob Hunt's book "One Four Man Up". Bob's story is simply stated, unassuming, makes no judgements and lays no blame. It is a story that, once started, keeps the reader completely engaged. Thrust in harm's way, ill-prepared for the realities of war, a young boy becomes a man. Bob remarkably shoulders responsibility as his company's radioman. Later, having survived his tour of duty Bob again finds himself ill prepared when he returns to civilian life and confronts a population ungrateful for his service and sacrifice. Confused and angry, he is consumed by his feelings until he joins other veterans who together begin their journey on the road to healing and understanding. Bob's story and the stories of other veterans like him must not be lost least we forget the lessons learned as yet another generation is called upon to serve it's country.

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  Great book , 03/27/2009
Reviewer: Don
This is an excellent book on the personal experiences of going off to war. I enjoyed the book very much as it was filled with Mr. Hunt’s personal experience of going off to war and returning home. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Vietnam War or any war.

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  a few good men , 03/30/2009
Reviewer: jr
This book will be particularly poignant to anyone who participated in the Vietnam war, or was even alive during it. What interested me most were the details of being a tactical air controlman - the varied functions, the extensive knowledge needed, the immense responsibility. Mr. Hunt relates in detail his personal experiences, and tells it like it is, and was.

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  Great book , 04/02/2009
Reviewer: J. "Papi" Solis
It is always great to read a story about the personal experiences of a fellow Marine in Vietnam. But, what makes this one more appreciative is the fact that the author and I were in the same unit during the Battle of Dai Do. I had arrived in Vietnam almost a year prior to Bob and was med-o-vac during the Battle of Dai Do; so, his recollections are like deja vu, for me. I salute you Marine for a great accomplishment and may you win a prize in literature. Semper Fi, always. Jay

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  , 04/27/2009
Reviewer: Randy Sutton
When I started to read this book, I found myself unable to put it down. It was one of those rare times, when I found I couldn't wait to get to the next page. Being a Vietnam Veteran myself, it was almost like reliving the past. Excellent job!!

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  Awsome , 08/02/2009
Reviewer: Tom Laing
This is a great overview and true story of what Marine Grunts went through. Bob tells it right from the gut. He felt Like we all did when we came home. "Semper Fi" Friend and I was glad to meet you. Tom

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  One Four Man Up , 08/10/2009
Reviewer: Randy Purvis
When I was a small boy, my oldest brother was a Marine with the 1/3 Marines. He was KIA on 27Jan69. Since that terrible day, I have always wondered what my brother and the men he served with went through in Vietnam. After reading One Four Man Up by Mr. Hunt, I now understand the pure hell that all those Marines went through. When I read the accounts of the battles & the firefights and knowing that my brother and his comrades were there, side by side, fighting not for democracy, but for their very survival...really brought home the sad realization of war. I applaud Mr. Hunt's book. One Four Man Up is written by a soldier for a soldier. No fancy words or historical reenactments in these pages...just gut wrenching reality through the eyes of a young man, that at the time, was trying to do what he thought was right. Semper Fi!

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  Great read , 02/27/2011
Reviewer: Oscar Champod
I was in the same unit at some of the same time. Reading this book brought back so many memories. Even after all these years the sights and sounds are as if it were yesterday. I vividly remember the battles he writes about. Great book.A must read.

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