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Patrick H. Dockery Shares Vietnam War Experiences in The Book “Vietnam Was More Than Just the Killing”

The author talks about his time as a young officer during the Vietnam War.

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What are the lessons the author learned and looked at after his time in the Vietnam War?

Retired United States Army Reserve Patrick H. Dockery tells the story of his younger self in his memoir, “Vietnam Was More than Just the Killing: The Untold Day to Day History.”

The book shares details of Dockery’s life as a young officer during the Vietnam War. Following Patrick Dockery, an officer with two tours of duty in Vietnam, the book tells how he dealt with various assignments and the problems that go with each.

Readers can get into the author’s experience as the book is written in a style of a journal, giving an illusion that the readers experience everything in real time. “Vietnam Was More than Just the Killing” shares how soldiers deal with the active war. Readers also get to know the different assignments Dockery had to do, like looking for signs of the enemies in the forest.

Dockery’s experience in the war also provides insights for the readers on how soldiers survive their day-to-day during wartime, including getting their rations and finding safe water. Readers will also learn how trained dogs were utilized in war zones. The author wrote his memoir with creativity in flashing the images through descriptions and humor. One can learn about the survival and hardships endured by officers in this book. The book entails a soldier’s survival in the active war and how he handled his assignments with a sense of responsibility.

“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
Published Date| February 28, 2023
Publisher| Trafford Publishing
Genre| General

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