Fighting to Leave is well written, easy to read, accurate historical recollection of America's final 24 months in the VietnamWar. Written by a highly decorated Marine Corps Colonel, Fighting to Leave finally, in splendid detail, puts to rest the long held misbeliefs about America's ultimate withdrawl from Vietnam.
This book covers details of the Vietnam War which I have not seen discussed in other similar Vietnam War era books. I highly recommend Fighting to Leave.
... Historically Correct, NOT Politically Correct !!!
"Fighting to Leave" By U.S.M.C. Colonel R.E. Stoffey is the most factually correct, historically accurate and technically detailed chronical of the final twenty four months of America's military, social and political involvement in South Vietnam. This excellent military history book is written by a three term Vietnam Veteran who was amongst the highest decorated combat pilots during the Vietnam War.
Like myself, I feel that you will greatly enjoy and treasure this very fascinating an easy to read military non-fiction.
Fighting to Leave is the Most Complete Vietnam Book EVER !!
Colonel Robert E. Stoffey's fast-paced, historically accurate portrayal of the final two years of military and political dealings of Washington in the Southeast Asia Campaign (i.e. Vietnam) is the most complete military history (non-fiction) I have ever read. As an avid reader of military non-fiction I highly recommend this excellent book that was written by one of the Marine Corps' most highly decorated Vietnam War Era Combat Pilots.
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In 'Fighting to Leave' Colonel R.E. Stoffey, one of America's highest decorated VietnamWar Veterans historically recalls the USA's final two years of involvement in and ultimate withdrawl from the Southeast Asia campaign. Stoffey, a three tour Vietnam War veteran, was assigned to the command ship of the US Navy's Seventh Fleet. From aboard the USS Oklahoma City, Stoffey received an 'insider's look' at the daily military and political activities evolving in Vietnam. This he shares with the readers of 'Fighting to Leave'.
I most definitely recommend this excellent book.
Perhaps more vexing than any part of the VietnamWar--Americas longest--was getting out. This book offers a chronicle of those last difficult years, 1972 and 1973, that is at once a detailed and thorough overview and at the same time a vividly personal account. The year 1972 found Marine Corps pilot Robert E. Stoffey beginning his third combat tour in Vietnam.
After flying 440 combat missions out of Da Nang and Marble Mountain Airfields in South Vietnam (and being shot down twice) between 1965 and 1970, Stoffey was in a unique position to judge the United States changed strategy. From the vantage point of the USS Oklahoma City, he fought--and observed--the critical and complex last two years of the war as Marine Air Officer and Assistant Amphibious Warfare Officer on the staff of the Commander, Seventh Fleet. As the South Vietnamese battled for survival against the onslaught from the Communist North Vietnamese Army, the U.S. Seventh Fleet, afloat in the Gulf of Tonkin and the South China Sea, was a significant supporting force.
With the U.S. Navys mining of North Vietnams waterways, concentrated shore bombardments, and air attacks, this sea power was instrumental in leading to the negotiated end of the war and return of our POWs. This is the story that Robert Stoffey tells in his firsthand account of how the Vietnam War finally ended and what it took to get our POWs home.