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TigerFish is a memoir. What is the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? A very enlightened discussion followed between husband and me. In the end, husband and I agreed that a memoir is both factual AND has personal thoughts, ideas and events expressed. Where as an autobiography tends to be more factual. TigerFish is, indeed, a memoir.
TigerFish
A Memoir of a Vietnamese
Colonel’s Daughter
by Hoang Chi Truong
Rating 5/5
I found TigerFish to be a very emotional, thought provoking and disturbing read. I had mixed feelings. This was a very turbulent and angry time. I did not agree nor did I support this so very controversial war in a small country on the other side of the world. It did not make sense to me. However, I did support and had the utmost respect for those who served and fought in this war and those who gave their lives without really knowing the reasons why. I still wear a MIA bracelet since 1972. The devastation was tremendous for all affected. Having read TigerFish, I have a better understanding of both sides of the bullet. I now have a frame of reference through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl who lost a shoe while running and fleeing for her life admist being fired and bombed upon. War does have a way of distinguishing between what is important and what is not... Obviously, a shoe is not. This same gutsy, yet timid, girl found the strength and perseverance to assimilate into America while still holding on to her own heritage. Hoang Chi Truong has managed to build a literary bridge to heal a nation’s old wounds and those wounded with compassion and understanding.
I read TigerFish with tears as I held her story in my hands...
#tigerfish #memoir #vietnamwar #miabracelet #hoangchitruong @hoangchitruong.author #bookreviews #bookish #bookstagram #mustread #booksaddict #booksforlife #storyofsurvival

$25.00 shipped. NAM era ace of spades, death head card. White card stock, printed. Some age is visible, rounded corners. #vietnamwar #namera

Check out my latest military vehicle addition! Mel just go it this morning. It's a Humvee! This makes 89 military vehicles in the museum. Only 11 more and I'll have 100!
We'll be open this Sunday for Memorial Day weekend. The military museum tour will begin at 10 a.m. We will be honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Call us for any questions, (719) 683-2200.
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"This book ought not to be regarded as a protest. Protest arises from a belief that one can change things or influence events. I am not egotistical enough to believe I can. Besides, it no longer seems necessary to register an objection to the war, because the war is over. We lost it, and no amount of objecting will resurrect the men who died, without redeeming anything, on calvaries like Hamburger Hill and the Rockpile. It might, perhaps, prevent the next generation from being crucified in the next war. But I don't think so." #PhilipCaputo #ARumorOfWar @henryholtbooks #1977 #vietnamwar #booksofig #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #igbooks #igreads #books 2018:30
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"Then there was that inspiring order issued by General Greene: kill VC. In the patriotic fervour of the Kennedy years, we asked, 'What can we do for our country?' and our country answered, 'Kill VC.' That was the strategy, the best our best military minds could come up with: organized butchery."
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"A Rumor of War arrived at 1:00 this afternoon and now, at 10:30, I've just finished it. I am deeply impressed. With discipline and finish, Caputo shapes his memories into a profoundly instructive book. I hope everyone, including the President, reads it." Paul Fussell

The 608 foot long USNS General Nelson M. Walker (T-AP-125) was an Admiral-class troop transport commissioned in 1945. She brought US POWs and service members home at the conclusion of WWII. Her berthing area could accommodate as many as 5,000 service members, and when the US entered the Vietnam War, she was called again to embark entire battalions of soldiers and transport them to Vietnam. She was decommissioned in 1971, and kept in reserve status at the James River Reserve Fleet before she was scrapped in 2005. #jamesriverfleet #vietnamwar #navyhistory #navyhistoryandheritage #trooptransport #nationalmaritimeday #visitnorfolk

TigerFish is a memoir. What is the difference between a memoir and an autobiography? A very enlightened discussion followed between husband and me. In the end, husband and I agreed that a memoir is both factual AND has personal thoughts, ideas and events expressed. Where as an autobiography tends to be more factual. TigerFish is, indeed, a memoir.
TigerFish
A Memoir of a Vietnamese
Colonel’s Daughter
by Hoang Chi Truong
Rating 5/5
I found TigerFish to be a very emotional, thought provoking and disturbing read. I had mixed feelings. This was a very turbulent and angry time. I did not agree nor did I support this so very controversial war in a small country on the other side of the world. It did not make sense to me. However, I did support and had the utmost respect for those who served and fought in this war and those who gave their lives without really knowing the reasons why. I still wear a MIA bracelet since 1972. The devastation was tremendous for all affected. Having read TigerFish, I have a better understanding of both sides of the bullet. I now have a frame of reference through the eyes of a thirteen year old girl who lost a shoe while running and fleeing for her life admist being fired and bombed upon. War does have a way of distinguishing between what is important and what is not... Obviously, a shoe is not. This same gutsy, yet timid, girl found the strength and perseverance to assimilate into America while still holding on to her own heritage. Hoang Chi Truong has managed to build a literary bridge to heal a nation’s old wounds and those wounded with compassion and understanding.
I read TigerFish with tears as I held her story in my hands...
#tigerfish #memoir #vietnamwar #miabracelet #hoangchitruong @hoangchitruong.author

Rust in peace.
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Regrann from @history_michigan - A beer and a letter than was left at the Vietnam Memorial Wall. The note reads: “Hey Bro! Here’s the beer I owe you-24 yrs late. You were right - I did make it back to the world. Great taking to you again. Sorry not to be with you but I’ll be along soon. Thanx Sarge” Plesse pray for both of these heroes! This beer and letter can be found in the American History Smithsonian in Washington D.C. Admin’s photo. #vietnamvet #vietnamwar #vietnammemorialwall #vietnamwall #smithsonian #fallenhero #salute #restinpeace #America #American #history #military #colt45 #veteran #nam #60s #70s #usmc #usa #usn #usaf #uscg #SalutetheTroops - #regrann

I want to introduce my good pal of mine Dennis E. Driscoll he was a 1st lieutenant of the 1/50th 1st Cav infantry regiment in from 1967-1968 from LZ Uplift in north of Phù Mỹ then LZ English and LZ Ollie in Bồng Sơn, Bình Định Province I was glad I met him he made my weekend fun we exchanged stories about my grandfather and his experience in country he always made sure I was doing good and I did the same for him! I want the world to remember and recognize our Vietnam veterans🙏🏻 Welcome home Dennis
#vietnamwarmemorial #vietnamwarreenactment #vietnamreenactors #vietnamwar #heros #1stcavalry #airmobile #1967 #1968 #USARMY #vietnamwarera #brotherhood #brothersinarms #vietnamveterans #RTO #artillery #infantry #humpingtherucks #vietnam #UsArmy
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Can’t fuck with #creedenceclearwaterrevival man. I have a #vietnamwar music playlist on #applemusic that I’m listening to leading up to #memorialday #johnfogerty #fortunateson #60s #sonos #ccr

In search of a Steven’s 77e 26 Groove Vietnam Issue forend for my build. Anyone anywhere hit me up if you have one or a source please. DM me and we’ll figure something out.. cheers ! #77e #stevensshotgun #vintageguns #vietnamwar #shotgun #guns

Starting off the week with tiger camo and gas masks... #vietnamwar #navyseal #operationgreenfaces

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