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What do a pilot, a gun, and a deadly snake have in common? When Michael Mitchell found himself stationed at Bien Hoa Air Base, he knew he'd be in for some scary, life-threatening experiences...and he was. But this book doesn't focus on the fear and sadness of war. Instead, in the tradition of M.A.S.H., the stories invite the reader to share some of the lighter moments of Mike's year-long stay in Vietnam. There's a Foot In My Soup is filled with humorous tales of the do's and don'ts of Vietnamese culture; big tough guys dropping like flies at the sight of the needle at vaccination time; and local hospitality that includes fried beetles and chicken feet. In "Welcome to the Hooch," beetles the size of golf balls roam around at night and end up in the beds of unwitting newbies, and "Ho Ho Ho, Run For Your Life" is about a Christmas party gone hilariously wrong. With stories like "What Do You Mean It Rains Sideways?" and "VD Does Not Mean Very Delicious," this book highlights the laughter and camaraderie that got these young soldiers through a war that was anything but lighthearted.Biografía del autor:
Michael D. Mitchell was born in Riverside, California. After graduating from high school, he served eight years in the USAF, including one tour in Vietnam, and spent the majority of his working career in the insurance industry. Mike now lives in Wenatchee, Washington, with his two miniature dachshunds, Cinnamon Von Strudel and Ginger Von Snapp. He enjoys the outdoors and cycling. In 1989 he rode his bicycle from Seattle, Washington, to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Mike also has attempted climbing Mount Rainier twice. His hobbies include gardening and working with ceramics, and he recently completed a Master Gardener course.
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