Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans - Specialist 4 Richard J. Ford III; Specialist 4 Charles Strong Summary & Analysis

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Specialist 4 Richard J. Ford III; Specialist 4 Charles Strong Summary and Analysis

Richard feels insecure leaving Vietnam without a weapon and buys a .38 and a .22 at home. However, he has not completely left Vietnam behind and he flies into a rage when another car cuts him off. Richard was a member of Special Forces even though the doctors at basic training told him they would find him a desk job because of his bad knees. Richard thinks he is a tough soldier but his two Bronze Stars are awarded because of accidents. He shoots at an animal in the grass and ends up killing two gooks. The second star comes when he shoots a water buffalo and kills several hidden NVA. Richard and his best friend Davis capture an NVA sergeant and lieutenant. After the prisoners are interrogated the...

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