When we Walked Above the Clouds by H. Lee Barnes is one soldier's memoir of the sometimes terrifying and always grueling tale of serving in the Vietnam war.
Coming from a broken and abusive home life, young Barnes does the unthinkable and voluntarily enlists for duty in the escalating and unpredictable Vietnam war in the mid-sixties. Barnes takes to his duties like a duck to water and in doing so learns some tough lessons. From egos and stupidity of the higher-ups, to watching friends die in battle, Barnes pulls no punches in his memoir of those stressful days.
I wasn't even born yet when Barnes goes through this life altering experience, so I know little of that war and the men who served in it. However, When We Walked Above the Clouds is a fascinating and eye-opening read. I was compelled to find out what happens next and how it will all turn out for Barnes. I was never much interested in "war tales" but I'm glad I found this memoir. Barnes wasn't only a great soldier, he's a fantastic writer - you don't need to like war stories to find When We Walked Above the Clouds a must read!
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