Courage On The Mountain
"A Captivating True Story"
Protruding ominously approximately 3,200 feet skyward while surrounded for miles in all directions by completely flat lush jungle terrain located near the Cambodian border of American sector II lay the infamous Black Virgin Mountain Nui Ba Dien. Honeycombed with caves and protected by elite NVA and Viet Cong soldiers, its designation as the last finger of the notorious Ho Chi Minh trail shuttling men and supplies southward made this enemy fortress a thorn in the side of the soldiers of the 25th Infantry Division.
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July 21, 2016
The best book I've read that provides a first hand experience of. A soldier in combat in Vietnam and an excellent analysis of combats effect on the individual soldier post combat. It also provides an in depth historical analysis and description of Vietnam politically and militarily before, during,and after. The United States withdrew its military from the war. This book should be required reading in all American history classes in High school and college. Semper Fi Mr Reischling. Have a great life.
March 2, 2015
Excellent read. Once you begin this book it is hard to put down. Highly recommend to anyone interested in a soldier's perspective. You can almost feel the oppressive heat and uncertainty of walking point in a triple canopy jungle. Well written. George Reischling is a true hero although he would be the last to admit it. Thanks for sharing your story with us and thank you for your service. Welcome home.
November 29, 2015
Having served in the military during the vietnam war I found George's documentation very factual. Anyone that served during the time of the vietnam war struggled with reception we received from some , but not all we passed in the airports, etc . Pleased to see George like I have found our peace.
February 11, 2016
This book is a great read by a REAL American Hero -- Thanks George Reischling for your service and sacrifices Courage on the Mountain
May 2, 2014
An excellent portrayal of a soldier's inner thoughts while in the midst of a battle. It tells of his experiences and after thoughts of the children he met. He continues with his feelings after the war and how the war affected him. I definitely recommend this book.
July 24, 2014
In the 45 years since I returned home from Vietnam, George's accounting of this AO is the best. I was there, April '69 to April '70. Our tours over lapped. I was at FSB crook, Washington, Buell, Tay Ninh base camp and other camps near the Cambodian border. Yes, Nui Ba Den was always within sight; insanely close ( mortar range) at Buell. George told it like it was; like it was in Vietnam and like it was when we came home. My hat is off to you, George! Many thanks!
February 16, 2016
I served in the jungles around Dau Tieng and was in sight of The Black Virgin Mountain for 6 while in the infantry with the Big Red One.
This book was very real and I really enjoyed it.