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Products: Books by Currahees &
                                         Task Force 3-506th Authors

It is with great satisfaction for the Currahee Gift Shop/PX to carry the works of published Currahees (506th PIR, WW II and Vietnam) and Task Force 3-506th members.  Among these books are the only factual and detailed accounts of historical events as told firsthand by the authors and others who experienced war through their own eyes.

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Editions
 

 In The Company Of Heroes 
by
Jerald W. Berry

$29.99 - Autographed

     The Memoirs of Captain Richard M. Blackburn.  Richard enlisted in the United States Army in 1942 and was assigned to the Army Air Corps after his Basic Training. After serving as a company clerk for approximately a year, then Sergeant Blackburn requested a transfer to the Infantry in order to attend Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant after graduation from OCS at Fort Benning, Georgia.  On his 23rd Birthday, July 3, 1944, Blackburn sailed from Boston Harbor, destined for Normandy, France as an infantry replacement officer. After entering Normandy through the D-Day beach of Omaha, then 1st Lieutenant Blackburn was assigned as Executive Officer in Company A, 121st Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division. From this point on, his life would be changed forever.  Following the death of his company commander only one month after arriving in Normandy, Lieutenant Blackburn assumed command of his company.  He fought in Normandy and Brittany, France, as well as in Germany. Wounded by enemy fire four times, he was awarded the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Combat Infantry Badge, European Campaign Ribbon with Three Battle Stars, WW II Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Campaign of Service WW II Medal, Jubilee of Liberty Medal from Normandy, France, and the French Legion of Honor Medal.

Hardcover with dust jacket = $29.99 
Softcover with dust jacket = $19.99 
e-book = $3.99


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Editions
 

 Twelve Days In May 
by
Jerald W. Berry

$29.99 - Autographed

     The factual story of the 4th Infantry Division Cambodian Incursion in May 1970—not only the role of the 3-506th, but the  4th Infantry Division's five Infantry battalions and their support units-- aviation, artillery, medical, engineers, and logistics--who participated inside Cambodia. The men who fought the battles and faced the enemy gallantly deserve more than being recorded as only numbers and statistics on faded archives pages, or having their names etched for eternity on the Vietnam Wall.  Behind these statistics are countless untold stories that bring out the devastation of war in vivid detail and told by those who were there.  The 3-506th story (OPCON to the 4th ID at the time), which spear- headed the "Ivy Division" combat assault into Cambodian and fought one of the most intense battles of the operation is but one of these stories.  Read what really happened in Binh Tay I.    

Hardcover with dust jacket = $29.99 
Softcover with dust jacket = $19.99 
e-book = $9.99


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Editions
 
 MY GIFT TO YOU 
by
Jerald W. Berry

$34.99 - Autographed
 
  This is the story of the 168 soldiers who died while serving with the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 506th Infantry (Currahees), 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) during the Battalion Vietnam Odyssey from 1967-1971.  Among those included in the book are soldiers from Delta Battery, 2nd Bn. 320th Artillery (Airborne), 4th Platoon, Company A, 326th Engineers (Airborne), and 192nd Assault Helicopter Company, Charlie Company, 31st Engineer Battalion, FAC Pilot, IFFV, Observer, IFFV, 5th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery, and 272nd Military Police Company.  The book is a 465-page (7" by 9") available in both hard cover with dust jacket, as well as, soft cover. Also available in ebook at amazon.com and Barnes and Noble .  Visit either internet site to look inside and read pages.  
 
Hardcover with dust jacket = $34.99 
Softcover = $23.99 
e-book = $9.99



 

THE STAND ALONE BATTALION
(Limited Edition Hard Cover)
by
Jerald W. Berry & Joe R. Alexander

$50.00 - Autographed

     This Limited Edition Hard Cover (Autographed) is a 72-page (11" by 14.5") pictorial chronology book covering the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 506th Infantry (Currahees), 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) Vietnam Odyssey from 1967-1971.  




 

THE STAND ALONE BATTALION
(Soft Cover)
by
Jerald W. Berry & Joe R. Alexander

$30.00 - Autographed

     This Soft Cover (Autographed) version is the same 72-page (11" by 14.5") pictorial chronology book covering the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 506th Infantry (Currahees), 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) Vietnam Odyssey from 1967-1971.




 
Kill Me If You Can, You SOB
by
By  CW2 Bobby W. Miller

$11.95

     Kill Me If You Can, You SOB - is a non-fiction book about the 192nd Assault Helicopter Company at LZ Betty in Phan Thiet, Vietnam that supported the 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division. It's a book written by an ordinary soldier about extraordinary soldiers like Lt. Colonel Manuel A. Alves (Black Hawk) and his band of Currahees with the 3-506th (Airborne) Infantry. And men like Chief Warrant Officer Richard Maxwell Arann and Warrant Officer Theodore Vail Thoman with the 192nd Assault Helicopter Company (1968-69). 

     Warrant Officer Miller served with the 192nd AHC (68-69).  He was shot down twice and awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal.   Clink HERE to visit Bob's Website and to order a copy of his book.  




 

 COMBAT SURGEON IN VIETNAM
by
Andrew Lovy, D.O.

$29.95

Combat Surgeon by Dr. Andrew Lovy is a rare gem of first-person, primary-source history of our nation’s most controversial war. This book is significant in the history of American Medicine. In all prior conflicts, osteopathic physicians (DO’s) were not eligible to be commissioned as officers in the medical corps as were allopathic physicians (MD’s). Dr. Lovy represents the first D.O. to receive a commission as a medical officer in the Army. Since then, many osteopathic physicians have enjoyed distinguished careers in the Armed Forces and the U.S. Public Health Service.

Combat Surgeon is a special gift to many, but to those involved in the war itself whether they were in support or opposed to it. 




 

 FIRST MOLE 
by
John Barber

Hardcover with dust jacket = $29.99 
Softcover with dust jacket = $19.99 
e-book = $9.99
 
 
     Author John Barber is non other than our very own 1Lt. John Barber, who served with the Currahees of the 3-506th as a Forward Observer (FO) from Delta Battery, 2nd Bn, 320th FA and spent most of his time with Charlie Company, 3-506th in 1967/68 before being wounded in a combat incident. He is working on “Second Mole,” book 2 of the Mole trilogy.  The book's intro. reads:

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This book is the first installment of the Mole Trilogy. Readers are taken to the most dangerous zones of Vietnam as they follow one man’s exploits in First Mole. Captain John Baker aka The Mole has put himself in danger. First Mole will leave readers entertained from the first to the very last page. For more information on this book, interested parties can log on to www.Xlibris.com."

     BTW,  yours truly is portrayed in the book and given the name--"Sgt. Gary Berry"!  So, you know it is good reading! LOL




Versions
 

The Psychological Warfare Leaflets
 of the 
Vietnam War

by
Jerald W. Berry & Donna Berry

$25.00 - Autographed

     The Psychological Warfare Leaflets of the Vietnam War book is a collection of psychological warfare leaflets from the Vietnam War, including colorful reproductions of actual leaflets from both the U.S. led Free World Military Assistance Forces and Communist Viet Cong/NVA with accompanying translations into English and descriptive captions explaining their use and purpose.  Price is $25 (CD) & $50.00 (Printed in color) 




 

The Cow Spoke French
by
William True and Deryck Tufts True

     The Story of Sgt. William True, American Paratroopers (506th PIR) in World War II.  This is the true story of William True, a paratrooper who served with Company F, 2/506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, from training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, through Normandy, Holland, Bastogne and the Battle of the Bulge, to Alsace and Berchtesgaden.

     The book is a 180 page, hardcover (with full-color dust jacket), containing 59 photos, drawings, maps, documents, and measures 8 1/2" by 11".  The Cow Spoke French hardcover is $34.95, autographed edition hardcover is $44.95, and the CD-ROM version is $6.95.   Click HERE for ordering and additional information.  




 

The Simple Sounds of Freedom
by
Thomas H. Taylor

     The True Story of paratrooper Joseph Beyrle (Co. I, 3/506th PIR) the American paratrooper to land in Normandy and the only soldier to fight for both America and the Soviet Union in World War II.  It is a story of battle, followed by a succession of captures, escapes, recaptures, and re-escapes, then battle once more, in the final months of fighting on the Eastern Front.   

     The book is a 317 page, hardcover and sells on amazon.com for $17.45 plus S&H.   Click HERE for ordering and additional information.  




 
The Story of a Soldier
by
Ivan Paul Mehosky 

     The Airborne Spirit and Recollections of Colonel Edward S. Mehosky (RET.) U.S. Army, Infantry.  [1/Co. H, 3/506th PIR] 

     "This is a book you will want to read!  How can one adequately express his feelings about our first leader, Edward Mehosky, and the role he played in turning me and the men in our platoon, from clueless recruits into combat survivors? He was as much an architect of attitude as he was a teacher of tactics and if the 1st Platoon "H" Company, 506th became an effective fighting unit from Normandy onward, it is to his credit that he made us so..." Mario (Hank) DiCarlo, Former Sgt., 1st Platoon, "H" Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division

     The book is a 304 page, soft cover and sells for $18.99 plus S&H.  You can also call 1-800-278-8533 to order or Click HERE to contact the author for additional information.  To order Click HERE



 

Never A HERO
by
Richard R. DeSoto

     The book tells the story of a young man leaving the quite suburbs of the south side of Chicago in the late 1960's for a short career with the U.S. Army. Like many young men during this time he was drafted into the service of his country. His early training in the Army led him to the U.S. Army Artillery Officer Candidate school and then to Vietnam. In one long year he experienced a lifetime of memories. The book documents his service in Vietnam and provides the reader with an insight to what a soldier faces day in day out in a battle zone, even in today's world.

     The author Richard R. DeSoto grew up in the Chicagoland area. He came from hard working Mexican blue collar parents with a family of nine children. He rose to the rank of Captain and was honorably discharged in April 1972. Richard DeSoto is a Certified Patient Account Manage' and has been a leader in Healthcare Receivable Management for the past 3S years. His memories of the year in Vietnam are with him every day of his life.

     Never A Hero by Richard R. DeSoto His book can be ordered from the Authorhouse.com web site or Amazon and Barnes and Nobles.  The book is a 317 page, hardcover and sells on amazon.com for $25.99, $10.47 soft cover, or $9.99 ebook plus S&H.  Click HERE for ordering and additional information. 




 
The Protected Will Never Know
by 
Don Meyer

     Don Meyer served in Delta Company, 3-506th in 1969/70.  He writes.  "Surviving Vietnam was more than dodging a bullet; it was about surviving your Tour of Duty with your mind and body still intact."

Book Description 

     Entering the Army in June of 1969 and “In Country” by November, there began the journey. Vietnam was more than just a war. Vietnam was also the oppressive heat of the jungle, the bugs and mosquitoes, the snakes, the swamps and rice paddies, the monsoon rains and the constant grind of “Humping the Boonies.” But surviving Vietnam was more than dodging a bullet, it was about surviving your Tour of Duty with your mind and body still intact.  Format: Paperback (6 x 9 - Pages: 174 - ISBN: 0-595-30406-0) and ebook.  Click HERE for ordering and additional information.  To order Click HERE






 

GOD'S SQUAD
by
James L. Burnham, 

 PRESENTLY on CD ROM 

$15.00

     Battalion Chaplain, Captain James L. Burnham, saw active duty with the 3-506th at Phan Thiet from January to July 1968.  He was airborne, loved his men, and unlike some chaplains that served in Vietnam, wasn't afraid to be where the action was.  GOD's SQUAD is a 98-page (5 3/4" by 8 3/4") book now on CD ROM from the pages of Chaplain Burnham's Vietnam Diary.   Price is $15.00   




 

SOLDIER OF GOD 
by
James L. Burnham (3-506th Bn Chaplain)

To order, contact Chaplain Burnham at: bur669@charter.net

     Battalion Chaplain, Captain James L. Burnham's latest book--Soldier of God, A Confederate Chaplain's Odyssey.  This is the amazing story of Joel Colley Burnham, Baptist minister and Confederate chaplain, our very onwn 3-506th Chappy Burnham's great-grandfather.  Our Cpt. James L. Burnham saw active duty with the 3-506th at Phan Thiet from January to July 1968.  He was airborne, loved his men, and unlike some chaplains that served in Vietnam, wasn't afraid to be where the action was.  Anyone wishing a copy of Soldier of God should contact Chaplain Burnham at: bur669@charter.net

      Chappy's other book--GOD's SQUAD, now available on CD from our Gift Shop (see above book) is a 98-page  book from the pages of Chaplain Burnham's Vietnam Diary.  

 


 

  Seven In A Jeep
by
SP5 Ed Gaydos (B/5-27th Field Artillery)

To order, contact Ed Gaydos at: edgaydos@gmail.com or go to Amazon.com and type in the author's name or book title in the book section.  The book is available in paperback or e-book.

     Ed Gaydos was not a hero. Shipped off to Vietnam in 1970, he did not capture a single enemy soldier or single-handedly dismantle the Ho Chi Minh trail. He sat on a remote patch of sand behind barbed wire with a bunch of teenagers, dodging incoming mortars, battling insects and holding back an avalanche of paperwork.  His home away from home was FSB Sherry in support of the Currahees and TF 3-506th, 101st Airborne Division and Task Force South, IFFV.

http://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Warrior-C-Michael-Dingman/



 


 

  Unlikely Warrior
by
SP4 Michael Dingman (Medic, 1/D Co. 1970)

To order, contact Mike Dingman at: namvetdoc@cox.net or go to Amazon.com and type in the author's name or book title in the book section.  The book is available in paperback or e-book at the current time.

      Mike had to make a choice between peace and honor, and chose honor. So begins the journey of C. Michael Dingman from conflict-avoiding child and teen to recipient of a Bronze Star for Valor for his service as a combat medic in the Vietnam War to devoted minister. Unlikely Warrior is an achingly honest testimony of a decent boy becoming a good man, trusting his God and doing his best to do the right thing while covered in mud and blood and ducking volleys of enemy fire. Dingman includes, realistically, moments of grim amidst the horror of war.

http://www.amazon.com/Unlikely-Warrior-C-Michael-Dingman/



 


 

  The A Shau Valley of Death
by
Sgt. James R. Horne, 2nd Bn., 506th Inf.
 

To order, contact Sgt. James Horne: jrhorne1051@gmail.com

     This story captures my experiences during state-side training, NCO training at Ft Benning, GA. and my 1968-69 Vietnam tour of Duty with the 101st Airborne 2nd/506th in the A Shau Valley of Death.

     This is a quick read 213 page book, with over 100 photos. Laced within the pages, are music selections re (the letter by the Box Tops -YouTube) that gives the reader an additional musical dimension to explore. These songs highlight the emotions of the 60's and more specifically mine, during those impact-full years 1967-1969, in which some prayed and all lost their innocence.
 
Send your  "A Shau Valley of Death" Book Order to: 
jrhorne1051@gmail.com

James R. Horne
1051 Valetta Drive
Temperance, Michigan

Currahee!
Your Brother forever,
Jim Horne

Note: Sgt. Horne served under our Cpt. James J. Jordan, Co. C Cmdr. after leaving the 3-506th in 1969.

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Testimony of The Protected 
by
Sgt. Doug Milliken
Co. E, Recon Plt., 3-8th Inf. 1969/70 (Cambodia)

     Joining the army seemed the farthest thing from Douglas Milliken's mind, especially with his childhood growing up as an Army brat. However, his draft into the Vietnam War, and becoming an infantry squad leader in the Fourth Infantry Division, brought the army to him. His autobiography, How One Lost Warrior Was Transformed, comprises his military testimony and memories of leading troops into notorious war zones such as Dak Payou Valley and Ho Chi Minh Trail in Cambodia. Douglas recounts with vivid detail the daily challenges his army platoon endured as they faced death on the battlefield regularly, a band of brothers until the end. Once discharged from war, he settled into a working and family life until depression triggered from his war experiences caused unrest in his life. It wasn't until he yielded to the loving pursuit of God for his heart that peace and hopefulness returned to him again.  You can order a copy of Doug's book from either amazon.com or Barns & Nobel.  This direct link should get you there too.

http://www.amazon.com/Testimony-Protected-DOUG-MILLIKEN/dp/1498430481/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430855242&sr=8-1&keywords=Testimony+of+The+Protected%2C+Milliken

 You can reach Doug at: douglasamilliken@gmail.com





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