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Patrick H. Dockery Shares the Story of a War Veteran in His Book “Vietnam Was More Than Just the Killing”

Delve into a compelling memoir of a young officer during the Vietnam War.

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If the enemy is there and begins shooting, the artillery and gunships can resume their support with endangering the already landed young Americans.

Patrick H. Dockery shares his Vietnam War story in “Vietnam Was More Than Just the Killing: The Untold Day to Day History.” The book talks about his time in the Army as a young officer to his promotion to Company Commander.

“Vietnam Was More Than Just the Killing” is a look back to Dockery’s life as an officer during the Vietnam War. It follows a young Patrick Dockery as an officer with two tours of duty in Vietnam. There, he learned through various assignments and the dilemmas that go with each.

The book is written in a journal style where readers get compelled into the world of the writer during his time of writing. It provides insights into the life of a soldier in an active war. Here, the readers get to see the assignments the writer had to do, including looking for signs of enemies in the forest.

Readers can also learn from Dockery’s experiences on how soldiers survived during the war times, including finding potable water and getting rations. There’s also information on how trained dogs were utilized in war zones. The author describes details in his memoir that create images for the readers to give them a good read. One can get the humor and insights and learn about the hardship and survival of an officer in the author’s book.

“Vietnam Was More Than Just the Killing: The Untold Day to Day History” by LTC Patrick H Dockery (USAR, Ret) is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Author’s Biography

LTC Patrick H. Dockery was the second born of eight children in the Canal Zone, Republic of Panama, just like his father. His grandfather, a United States citizen, had worked on the construction of the Panama Canal and received the Roosevelt Medal for his year-long service. His mother, of pure German lineage, had been brought to the Canal Zone as an infant and remained there until his father’s retirement from the government.

He grew up amongst the military, spending time on all the bases on the Atlantic side of the Isthmus. Military service, duty, and belief in the federal government were revered subjects as he grew up. Everything was positive in supporting their lifestyle.

Being so close to an actual jungle environment, it was not uncommon for him to spend complete days playing games like soldiers, cowboys and Indians, hide and seek, and more. He and his siblings knew and loved the jungle, along with their secret trails and hidden forts they built. Importantly, they learned to recognize what was dangerous, what bit or chewed, and how to identify them.

Knowing that after college he was likely going to Vietnam, he researched small colleges with a Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC). In his sophomore year, he met the woman whom he later married at the end of his junior year. Their marriage, which has lasted over thirty-seven years, also proved beneficial for his college education. He graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, with a strong minor in the sciences and coaching philosophies.

“Vietnam Was More Than Just the Killing: The Untold Day to Day History”
Author| LTC Patrick H. Dockery
Genre| General
Publisher| Trafford Publishing
Published Date| February 28, 2023

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