13 Moons over Vietnam: 3rd Moon ~ Discord

by Ben Thieu Long



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 08/10/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 188
ISBN : 9781728330709

About the Book

This book is the third volume in a memoir series describing a military policeman’s moral and emotional dilemmas in the Vietnam war. Stories of actual experience are positioned sequentially among actual letters sent home to his new wife. He tries to censor his daily experiences in the letters in an effort to protect their relationship from the contradictions of his behavior and progressively disturbed thoughts.The soldier’s responses to temptation trigger an inner battle over values, identity, and spiritual well-being. His actions and subsequent turmoil prompt a transformation from naïve innocence toward alienated detachment. 3rd Moon: Discord highlights his responses to temptation that challenge his moral convictions. His journey through a minefield of ethical trials undercuts his strength of commitment and precipitates a metamorphosis of mind and spirit.

About the Author

Ben Thieu Long is a pseudonym to protect privacy for the author and others in his memoir of military service in Vietnam. Ben was drafted into the US Army in 1969 and served an extended tour of thirteen months. Committed to his values and faith, he accepted those circumstances as his duty to God and Country. Retired after a forty-year career in Human Resources, he was an educator with a lifelong commitment to helping others overcome challenges encountered along the road of life. Although people couldn’t always choose their path and thereby made poor choices, Ben believed the lessons from these experiences provided wisdom for achieving future success.Lessons learned from his military experience became the cornerstone for his resilience and effectiveness in leading organizational change and coaching individuals to navigate difficult circumstances and rebound as stronger people.