Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans - Radarman Second Class Dwyte A. Brown; Colonel Fred V. Cherry Summary & Analysis

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Radarman Second Class Dwyte A. Brown; Colonel Fred V. Cherry Summary and Analysis

Dwyte spends his tour in Cam Ranh Bay the R and R spot. He never sees the real war and actually enjoys Vietnam so much that he considers staying permanently. As a member of the Navy Dwyte has access to the best of everything: Vietnamese cooks, lobster, steak, luxury rooms, women and drugs. Instead of fighting the enemy the black and white soldiers fight each other. Dwyte works as a radarman for Captain Hoffman. His position affords him a lot of freedom that the other blacks do not enjoy. He can take the officer's jeep, refuse to salute, and he does not work when the Captain is gone. Along with several other blacks who work security, Dwyte runs a prostitution ring. The blacks...

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