A GRUNT SPEAKS: A ’Devil’s Dictionary’ of Vietnam Infantry by Maj. Ray Gleason PDF

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By Maj. Ray Gleason

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Much greater than only a word list of Vietnam-era lingo, this interesting compendium additionally offers the reader an insider’s view of genuine wrestle within the jungles of southeast Asia. The ‘sequel’ to this booklet, an accelerated “Gruntionary,” is anticipated to keep on with subsequent yr. to signify a brand new time period for attainable inclusion, please visit:


About The Author:

PFC Ray “Frenchy” Gleason, August 1968, a grunt on “LZ Jackie” close to Ban Me Thuot, Republic of Vietnam

Ray Gleason is a instructor and retired military Infantry Major.

While in Vietnam, Gleason used to be a rifleman, i.e. grunt, eleven Bush, ground-pounder, with a firm, 2d Battalion, thirty fifth Infantry (“Cacti Blue”), and he was once additionally a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) workforce chief with the seventy fifth Infantry (Ranger). in the course of his army occupation, he used to be an infantry corporation commander, an armored cavalry squadron XO, and a department and army-level employees weenie. Gleason has been presented the strive against Infantry Badge (CIB), Bronze superstar for Valor, red center, Air Medal, military Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam pass of Gallantry with Palm. He nonetheless has his poncho liner and P38.

Gleason is a lecturer in Medieval Literature at Northwestern collage in Chicago the place he bought a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and an MA in English. Gleason additionally has a BA in English Literature and ecu heritage from Hunter university in New York.

Since retiring from the military, Gleason has served in a couple of management positions within the telecommunications industry.

These days, whilst he’s no longer ranting approximately lifers, REMFs, cabbages and kings, Gleason teaches management and ethics on the Culver Academies in Indiana.

Gleason has pitched his hooch in Indiana together with his spouse, Jan Peyser, a prize-winning silversmith jeweler, dressmaker and entrepreneur. among them they've got six childrens, 5 grandchildren and 5 cats.

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