This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite
Long Daze at Long Binh, subtitled the humorous adventures of two Wisconsin draftees trained as combat medics and sent off to set up a field hospital in South Vietnam by Stephen H. Donovan and Frederick Borchardt, is a unique take on the infamous Vietnam war. Two young Americans find themselves together in Fort Leonard Wood as they are inducted into the US Army as draftees in 1965. Thus began their stint with the 24th Evac Hospital Hospital, working in various military occupations from hospital orderly to bartender to sign painter, among others. Together with 2.4 million American non-combatants, they were thrust into the bloody Vietnam war but, fortunately, their story is not what many readers would most likely expect.
Stephen H. Donovan and Frederick Borchardt's Long Daze at Long Binh is a Vietnam war memoir like no other. The book's format is designed in such a way that the two friends reminisce about their war experiences and readers are allowed to eavesdrop on them. And it will be a unique, witty, entertaining and hilarious roller coaster ride. Long Daze at Long Binh is indeed a refreshing read about a subject that automatically reminds many of us of death and destruction. And this is what makes this memoir deserving of a space in our crowded bookshelves or in our memory drives. Together, authors Stephen H. Donovan and Frederick Borchardt take us through an informative and fateful journey that hundreds of reluctant young American men took in a war that normally evokes misery and sufferings, but this time, however, humor will win the day.