Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans - Captain Joseph B. Anderson, Jr.; Sergeant Robert L. Daniels; Specialist 4 Arthur E. Woodley, Jr. Summary & Analysis

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Almost as soon as Joseph arrives in Vietnam his company is sent to search for a platoon wiped out by a surprise Viet Cong attack. As head of the company Joseph learns very quickly how to call in artillery. He has no time to think about his own survival or to be scared. The company recovers eight of the missing platoon and only one of Joseph's men are injured. Joseph receives the Silver Star but more importantly gains the respect of his men. Joseph's platoon is picked by a French movie maker to be the subject of a film called The Anderson Platoon. The film crew follows Joseph and his men everywhere. When Joseph's platoon is called upon to aid a down helicopter, his men execute the plan to near perfection. Joseph chastises the platoon for firing at shadows in the night but in the morning the find 200 dead Viet...

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