9781476678443-1476678448-Seabee 71 in Chu Lai: Memoir of a Navy Journalist with a Mobile Construction Battalion, 1967

Seabee 71 in Chu Lai: Memoir of a Navy Journalist with a Mobile Construction Battalion, 1967

ISBN-13: 9781476678443
ISBN-10: 1476678448
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lyman, David H.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: McFarland
Format: Paperback 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781476678443
ISBN-10: 1476678448
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Lyman, David H.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: McFarland
Format: Paperback 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Lyman, David H. wrote Seabee 71 in Chu Lai: Memoir of a Navy Journalist with a Mobile Construction Battalion, 1967 comprising 240 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1476678448 and 9781476678443. Since then Seabee 71 in Chu Lai: Memoir of a Navy Journalist with a Mobile Construction Battalion, 1967 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Hoping to stay out of Vietnam, David Lyman joined the U.S. Naval Reserve to avoid the draft. By summer 1967 he was with a SeaBee unit on a beach in Chu Lai. A reporter in civilian life, Lyman was assigned to Military Construction Battalion 71 as a photojournalist. He documented the lives of the hard-working and hard-drinking SeaBees as they engineered roads, runways, heliports and base camps for the troops.

The author was shot at, almost blown up by a road mine, and spent nights in a mortar pit as rockets bombarded a nearby Marine runway. He rode on convoys through Viet Cong territory to photograph villages outside "The Wire." The stories and photographs Lyman published as editor of the battalion's newspaper, The Transit, form the basis of this memoir.

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