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BOOKS ✯ Fortunate Son Author Lewis B. Puller Jr. – Eiyo.us

Fortunate Son When Lewis Puller Tripped A Booby Trapped Howitzer Round In Vietnam, Triggering A Explosion That Would Cost Him His Legs, His Career As A Soldier Ended And The Battle To Reclaim His Life Began An Extraordinary Story Of Survival And Of Love Mary Jordan, The Washington Post

BOOKS ✯ Fortunate Son  Author Lewis B. Puller Jr. – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Fortunate Son
  • Lewis B. Puller Jr.
  • English
  • 27 September 2017
  • 0802136907

    10 thoughts on “BOOKS ✯ Fortunate Son Author Lewis B. Puller Jr. – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    Fortunate Son The Healing of a Vietnam Vet had been on my reading list for several years before I found the courage to read it I knew it would be a difficult read a father son relationship that misfires, war, the dashed hopes of a childhood dream ending with horrific injuries, alcoholism, depression, a failed suicide attempt CSI may have desensitized me to a degree, but this isn t fiction, it s an autobiography The son of a retired marine myself, I could relate to parts of Lewis B Puller, Fortunate Son The Healing of a Vietnam Vet had been on my reading list for several years before I found the courage to read it I knew it would be a difficult read a father son relationship that misfires, war, the dashed hopes of a childhood dream ending with horrific injuries, alcoholism, depression, a failed suicide attempt CSI may have desensitized me to a degree, but this isn t fiction, it s an autobiography The son of a retired marine myself, I coul...


  2. says:

    Fortunate Son The Healing of a Vietnam Vet is the story of Lewis B Puller, USMC, the son of Lt General Chesty Puller, USMC, the most decorated Marine in history and the man who came to exemplify what being a Marine means read his biography in Chesty by Colonel Jon T Hoffman To walk in his footsteps, especially as a Marine officer, took a courage that surfaced in this mild mannered boy when he was grievously injured during the Vietnam War In 1968, just one year after joining the Marines, Fortunate Son The Healing of a Vietnam Vet is the story of L...


  3. says:

    I find myselfmystified than ever about the Vietnam War and American Culture of that day I ve now read 4 Vietnam veteran biographies and all, but one that would be John McCain s , contain a common theme of disillusionment, rejection, and loss I grieve for the veterans who sufferedfrom the attitude of anti war protestors and an ungrateful nation than they did at the hands of brutal enemies of freedom Another facet of the culture of the day fascinates me and this is the culture of c I find m...


  4. says:

    A powerful book, but sad and unfinished as the author died by his own hand without ever really recovering from his wounds in Vietnam When you read a book like LONE SURVIVOR by Marcus Luttrell or American Sniper by Chris Kyle, or COLDER THAN HELL by Joseph Owen, or even a recent classic like AS TOUGH AS THEY COME by Travis Mills, you really feel like you re learning what it means to be a hero The authors of these books are people I admired but couldn t ever imagine resembling or even imitating A powerful book, but sad and unfinished as the author died by his own hand without ever really recovering from his wounds in Vietnam When you read a book like LONE SURVIVOR by Marcus Luttrell or American Sniper by Chris Kyle, or COLDER THAN HELL by Joseph Owen, or even a recent classic like AS TOUGH AS THEY COME by Travis Mills, you really feel like you re learning what it means to be a hero The authors of these books are people I admired but couldn t ever imagine resembling or even imitating in any way They just seemed like a breed above the run of ordinary men.What really tears your heart out reading this book is that Lewis Puller was not that breed above His father was a Marine Corps legend, and young Lewis tried hard to follow in his footsteps But you sense from the beginning that his heart just wasn t in it I don t say this to be superior I was a Marine for six years and though I did my best I was well aware I didn t have it That certain loyalty...


  5. says:

    From birth Lewis B Puller Jr had some big shoes to fill He was named after his father, one of the most famous Marines in Corps history, the legendary USMC Lt General Lewis Burwell Puller, known simply as Chesty Lewis Jr was gifted at putting his inner thoughts on paper and he penned a heartbreaking autobiography filled with love, devotion, grief and sadness that truly deserved the Pulitzer Prize recognition Throughout all the hardship he chose the title Fortunate Son to tell his story From birth Lewis B Puller Jr had some big shoes to fill He was named after his father, one of the most famous Marines in Corps history, the legendary USMC Lt General Lewis Burwell Puller, known simply as Chesty Lewis Jr was gifted at putting his inner thoughts on paper and he penned a heartbreaking autobiography filled with love, devotion, grief and sadness that truly deserved the Pulitzer Prize recognition Throughout all the hardship he chose the title Fortunate Son to tell his story Lewis wished to create his own path forward and although the prestigious College of William and Mary is r...


  6. says:

    Engrossing I read most of it in one night I enjoy military history, so I was already well acquainted with Puller, Sr., a famous Marine commander Lew s story is a fantastic American journey, full of courage, despair, and hope he was horribly maimed on the battlefield in Vietnam It is an inspirational story, written by a regular man As such it gives hope to all of us, especially those who may have struggled with some of the same personal demons Even if you don t particularly care to...


  7. says:

    I read Fortunate Son because a friend served in Puller s platoon in Vietnam Although passionate about history, I had nevef read much on the Vietnam War Puller s book was very engrossing and gave a good sense of being there It did, however, seem to drag when he described his unsuccessful ru...


  8. says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Lew Puller, Jr in 1987 an inspiration to all Marines at the time I was in college when I read his book not long before he took his own life Tragic in that he was given medicine that re ignited his ...


  9. says:

    I don t characterize this oustanding book as military history but a family story, about a man overcoming his own family history Lewis Puller Jr was the son of military legend Chesty Puller Jr., went to Vietnam, suffered serious injury after stepping on ...


  10. says:

    This book was a hard read As a former Marine everybody knows who Lewis B Puller Sr was, and the physical and mental trauma his son went through due to his service in Vietnam was hard to experience vicariously.It was a hard read, but a necessary one Not only did it give me a lot of insight into what it meant to be a Vietnam veteran, bu...

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