F.N.G. Revised Edition by Don Bodey

Gabriel Sauers of Two Squad is a soldier, newly arrived in Vietnam–a country too beautiful to invite so savagely unreal a war. But Gabriel won’t be a New Guy for long. He’ll go through incoming mortars, he’ll see the enemy alive. He’ll wander through a hell that will turn the green recruit lucky enough to survive into a death-hardened veteran, longing for nothing more than a return to the world of hot baths and cold beer, no bullets, and no noise. Now, 40 years later, he is grappling with an action on the verge of his grandson Seth’s deployment to Iraq that will change both their lives forever.

What People Are Saying About F.N.G.

“The day to day grind, beautifully and touchingly rendered by…a Vietnam veteran, is told with an unrelenting accumulation of detail.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Bodey packs considerable emotional freight…into a style that remains deliberately supple, cool, and declarative…An impressive novel.”
The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“A harrowing vividly written account of hell with a leavening of light moments. A revelation for one who wasn’t there. Painful for those who were.”
–Bob Mason, author of CHICKENHAWK

One Comment

  1. I just finished your book, and I’m having some trouble controlling my tears. I was originally an 11b10 myself but for some crazy reason got transferred to a line haul unit and ran convoys out of cam ranh bay for the year I was there. Reading your story made me realize how dam lucky I was. I did have a number of incidents there that kind of parallel yours including an incident that happened on the road that I still can’t remember. But after reading your book what I think happened to me more than anything else is the feeling that I let my brother grunts down. So again thank you, for helping me with the guilt I’ve felt all these years.

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