THE MAILMAN WENT UA (A VIETNAM MEMOIR)

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4.0 out of 5 stars, As Real As It Gets, by Dwayne Kwolick (Edmonton, Alberta, CA)

One of the most revealing stories of a young man and how he is transformed from his experience in Vietnam.


5.0 out of 5 stars, As Good Of A Representation Of A Combat Infantryman's (Grunt's) Life As I Have Read, by James Hadstate (South Carolina, USA)

Cpl. Mulldune's objective of making this book an accurate account of what it is like being a Grunt has been achieved with high praise. I have to admit that at times while reading this book, that horrific flashbacks occurred that left me shaking and sweating. You don't have to be a Marine Grunt to be left with an immediate sense of fear that you had that at times felt like it was going to consume you and the only reason you stayed and did your job is the love that you felt for the guys in your unit. You just couldn't let them down and live while they stayed and died. But anyone who says that they never felt that kind of fear is a liar or was never really a Grunt.

Mr. Mulldune achieved conveyance of the universal experiences of combat in any war and why there ought to be a better way to solve our differences. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Get a copy and see for yourself.


5.0 out of 5 stars, Can't put it down, by Michael Ball


A great read can't put it down. It grips you from the start. This guy writes it like you’re alongside him. Truly enjoyable writing and a no holds barred story.

4.0 out of 5 stars, Interesting perspective, by Sandra Y. Brezina

I am always interested in war memoirs. Sad commentary on history of man. I think war experiences change the person forever in so many ways.

5.0 out of 5 stars, A great read!, by Woolbully "Lulu"

Do you want to know what REALLY goes on behind the scenes after one enlists? Well, then, this is the book for you! It is a true story worth picking up. I admit, I am a bit squeamish and had trouble with some of the passages. But that's reality. What goes on is not pretty and not glamorous and not all about glory. David tells it like it is - and does so very well. I encourage you to check out The Mailman Went UA!

5.0 out of 5 stars, A fascinating read and one of the best I have read in recent years., by Wayne (Grimsby)

David Mulldune I salute you. The book was a fantastic read. One of those books you pick up at every available moment just to read a few more pages. You felt like you where there sharing the experience. One has to remember this was for real and what David Mulldune experienced most people nowadays could never comprehend. Wishing you all the best.

5.0 out of 5 stars, Must read book about the Nam, by Amazon Customer "res0avzh" (California, usa)

David Mulldune, the author is certifiable crazy. He had to be in order to survive one event after another and we are talking about heavy combat, losing friends, and fighting on a day to day basis in the jungle heat, while low on water and rations. His don't quit personality served him well and he even survived the dear john letter from his girlfriend. I wish him well and would rate his book on a level with Caputo. Welcome home Marine.

5.0 out of 5 stars, Really good read., by Kevin Morgan

For many of us, our knowledge of the Vietnam War goes about as deep as the Hollywood blockbusters we watched. This book gives a brutally honest first hand perspective of young marine on the front line. He doesn't canvas out the horrors of that conflict. Very sad what people will do to one another in war. The phrase ' Let loose the dogs of war ' sort of sums the book up in my mind.


5.0 out of 5 stars, Would recommend!, by Tee

This was very interesting to me as my dad was mentioned in here. My brother and I couldn't believe it! It was so fascinating to read and it gave us a glimpse into what Vietnam was like.


5.0 out of 5 stars, Well written book. Any former Marine would enjoy this work., by ritagoe

The author mentioned that some people might think he should have cleaned up the language in this book. However, to anyone whom has been in this same type of situation would find it not really believable had he done so!!


5.0 out of 5 stars, A must read for anyone who has any misconceptions about Vietnam., by Tara (Portsmouth)

One of the best "up in your face" no holds barred account of what some young men endured in Vietnam.

4.0 out of 5 stars, Harrowing at times, by Gordon

Written in a slightly strange way, there is no obvious chronology to the incidents described. What is amazing; every type of atrocity the US military deny about Vietnam is described here in an honesty that is believable. Love or hate the book respect its author's straightforward recollections.

5.0 out of 5 stars, Keeping it real, by Amazon Customer (SPRING, TEXAS, US)

This was even more riveting and explosive than the Matterhorn. Clearly an unabridged account of went on in the bush, not for the timid reader.


5.0 out of 5 stars, Excellent earthy book portraying real men at war made you ..., by Amazon Customer

Excellent earthy book portraying real men at war; made you feel you were there. Its truthful full horror of war vividly brought to life.

5.0 out of 5 stars, A real life look at Viet Nam from a grunts perspective, by Larry D. Caudill 

A believable story of how it really was during this tragic war. Mulldune gives us an in-depth look at the life of a grunt. I would recommend it to anyone interested in what it was like "in the bush" in Vietnam.

4.0 out of 5 stars, Four Stars, by James A. Sauvageau  

Good book.

4.0 out of 5 stars, Four Stars, by John Cataen 

Well done. It is the way it was, no fluff.

5.0 out of 5 stars, Fast Paced and True to the Time, by Darrell Kreckel 

I happened to be vacationing in the Hiawatha forest of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Reading the book there I thought I was back in the bush. What I liked was that I saw a lot of the same things. I remember the emotion of the times. This book brought back a lot.

5.0 out of 5 stars, Good memoir, by Bookworm 

My brother died in Vietnam on Good Friday 04 APR 1969. I met all those who were there that day and have contacted the families of the one who he was trying to save and the one who tried to save him. Reading this and other men's books of their experiences has helped me to understand what he and everyone went through.

Thank you for sharing your horrific experiences for I know it has been one of the hardest things you have had to do. I hope it has helped you deal better with your PTSD.

5.0 out of 5 stars, Just like my tour, by EDWARD ATHEY  

So true, just like my tour. In ‘69

5.0 out of 5 stars, His story is real, by Donald Gintert, 4th Bat 503 Pir 173RD ABN (Bristolville, Ohio, US)

Many people reading this book will not understand this Marine’s story, you had to be there. Welcome home Marine.


5.0 out of 5 stars, Love the book, by Renate Beedon (Renton, WA USA)

The author managed to make me feel like I was right there with him in the jungle. Since I was not in Vietnam I can only assume that what he wrote was true. He managed to make me dislike most of his young self, but I was also fascinated by him. I love his way of writing because it captured me - I read the book in two afternoons. I'm glad he made it home and did well in life. I wish him the best.


5.0 out of 5 stars, They Were the Soul of Our Nation and Still Are, by DEG (United States)

Step back to the 1960s and early '70s, Vietnam, grunt, most likely conscripted or joined for additional options before drafted. These kids were the soul of our nation then as their counterparts are today in Afghanistan and Iraq. We sent the others to Canada and got more Canadians in return. Those interested in Vietnam are encouraged to also read the thoroughly researched 5-star rated 2014 book, "Abandoned in Place" by Lynn O'Shea for sale as paperback or Kindle at Amazon. The book is an exceptional description of the 1980-81 attempt by the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) (Delta, SEAL 6, etc.) to rescue 35 POW strongly suspected to be held in a POW camp in Laos six years after war's end. O’Shea explains the role of CIA, NSA, and other intelligence agencies in the operation. Yep, I'm pitching O'Shea's book, without reservation, I want others to know "we never leave a soldier behind except when we do."


5.0 out of 5 stars, Recommended, by Primo

I enjoyed the book from start to finish. As I was reading it, I can feel myself all the experiences and emotions that Mr. Mulldune had been through as a Marine. Thank you for sharing your story and your service.    


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