Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam, 1965-1966
The flow of the narrative is as ephemeral and fragmented as the war itself. Each chapter describes a specific event, a story of emotion, or a remarkable person (some are heroes, some are cowards). The reader lives the experience alongside the author's memory, gaining a true sense of the pulse-pounding contact, surrealism, pathos, humor, and beauty that defined one of the low points of the American experience.
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“Franklin Cox has written about U.S. Marines in the Vietnam War in a strong, spot-on, and impressive way. For the Vietnam vet the words are a dramatic look back at what we experienced as young combat warriors. Cox hits the wave tops of the emotions, fear, challenges, hardships, and personal and professional achievements we now look back and reflect upon. Bravo Zulu, well done!” —H.C. “Barney” Barnum, Colonel of Marines (Ret.) and Medal of Honor Recipient–Vietnam
“[Franklin Cox has] clearly captured the young Marine warrior: his thoughts, his emotions, his experiences, and the pride that binds him to his brother Marine.”—Ron Christmas, Lieutenant General, USMC (Ret.), President & CEO, Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
“The ethos of Marines in battle has never been captured better. Franklin Cox is the new balladeer of the USMC.”—Robert Coram, author of Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War.