Book Description at Amazon.com: A powerful true story of Vietnam combat. These men battle a ferocious enemy in terrible heated weather conditions. Their dedication to each other help save lives and rescue others. A true story of heroes and courage.
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James (Jim) Davis Nelson served in Vietnam from 1967-68. He was a rifleman and machine gunner with the 2/22. He drew maps of enemy base camps and trench lines which the platoon Sergeant sent to headquarters. This led to an assignment as Brigade Draftsman and Brigade command track driver at headquarters. Later General Gleason saw one of his paintings and recommended to Division Headquarters that he become a combat artist with the 18th Military Historical Detachment at Cu Chi.
Vietnam War Paintings—Art by James Davis Nelson
To purchase: “Vietnam War Paintings — Narratives by Participants”. Call 785-658-7430 or 785-428-3390. Price: $20.00 Trade Paperback, $30.00 Hardcover. Add $5.00 S&H for each book.
When asked why I am interested in painting the Vietnam War, I have three answers: First, because I was there. I witnessed scenes that are unique in the American experience and historically significant, thus deserving representation. Second, because within those American troops I had many good friends some of whom did not survive. Their bravery and sacrifice deserve representation in art and other medium for commemoration sake and for posterity. My third reason is to help repair the distorted image of that war and the American troops. I have consequently been concerned that my paintings be objective, depicting persons and events just as they actually were; neither glamorizing, nor —as television and the movies tend to do —demonizing them. I wanted it to be fairly said: “Yes, that’s the way it really was.”
John Erby's wife, Delores Erby, has written a memoir about John. It's called "Caught Off Guard." It is an excellent read about his life and his dedication to helping veterans. John was in A Company and lost his leg at FSB Burt. He attended several C/3/22 reunions. He was well known among our group. Chuck Boyle
The ordering instructions are: Order from Delores J. Erby
10046 Indian Springs Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45241-3631
Price: $14.00, S/H $4.00, Total: $18.00
A new expanded and revised edition of Absolution, Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry has been published by Chuck Boyle. It can be purchased from Amazon in either the hardcover or eBook version for Kindle. The ISBN is 978-0-615-83132-9.
If you would like an autographed and
personalized copy, send $26.95 to Chuck at :
PO Box 572, Cottondale, AL 35453.
That will cover the cost of the book and prepaid shipping.