So That Others May Live

A Medic's Battle To Save Lives

by D.T. McGuff



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 26/08/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 328
ISBN : 9781420859317

About the Book

D.T. McGuff has crafted a deft account of his struggles as a combat medic in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. The powerful narration inserts you in the middle of the complexities of the Vietnam War and life in the boonies with the First Air Cavalry Division''s Bravo Company, 2n platoon and later with harrowing Medevac rescue missions. You''ll feel as if you''re right alongside "Doc" McGuff whether walking the endless, mind numbing jungle trails or falling from one hundred and fifty feet in a bullet riddled Medevac.

So That Others May Live chronicles the strangely compelling adventures and personal struggles of a nineteen year old caught up in a battle to save human lives in a world bent on destroying them. This painfully honest account of the mind-blowing roll of a combat medic takes you on a terrifying, confusing and sometimes humorous journey that depicts how one American son evolves from naive nineteen year old to disillusioned combat veteran.

About the Author

In the years following his service Dale was forced to fight another battle with depression, nightmares and a feeling of being disconnected from the world. It took years to realize that he was in the grip of Post Traumatic Stress from his experience in Vietnam. Dale floundered through a number of jobs but eventually time began to heal the painful memories and eventually he was able to pull his life together.

Dale found his way to Flagstaff, Arizona where he attended Northern Arizona University on the G.I bill. It was here, in this beautiful mountainside community, amongst teachers, students and friends that he again, found himself. After graduating he moved to Tampa Florida to be near his family. In Television, Dale finally found an outlet for his creativity. Working for a local television station, he received accolades as a producer/director and won several Emmy awards. At the same time Dale acquired a master''s degree in communication from the University of South Florida and since then has been a communication and marketing consultant for major corporations.

Dale currently lives with his wife Debra and there two cats in St. Charles, Illinois.