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Review Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt by Gary R Prisk
MWSA Review by Rob Ballister

Gary Prisk’s DIGGER DOGFACE BROWNJOB GRUNT will be a huge hit with infantry combat veterans, and especially Vietnam veterans.

Lt. Edward Hardin finds himself in Vietnam as a platoon leader. Losing most of his platoon at Dak To, he vows that the survivors will all make it home. But the Viet Cong have other ideas, and they aren’t the only ones against him. The South Vietnamese Army and even his own operations officer seem out to make sure Edward comes home in a body bag, or maybe not at all. First as a platoon leader, then as a company commander, Hardin takes them all on, and deals punishment to anyone who threatens his men. But will it be enough?

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Review of Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt
By Francisco Auet, M.D., Psychiatrist, Panama City, Panama

Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt is an exceptionally well written book about the psychology of surviving. Disturbing on many levels, tender yet chaotic, Digger’s… backdrop is the war in Vietnam, and yet Digger… is not as much a war story as it is a compelling tale of the survival of man’s spirit in the chaos of the lowest levels of war.

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Review of Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt
Baytree Behavioral Health, Melbourne, FL

For any soldier who has faced the psychologically overwhelming rigors of combat, Prisk’s gripping account exudes healing energy from the pages. His accurate, colorful and revealing character portraits propel the reader into the depths of the jungle and into the hearts and souls of the men who have sacrificed so much, if not to survive, then for each other….

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Veteran’s ‘release’ creates a Vietnam narrative
By Dennis Anstine, Bainbridge Island Review Editor

Island author Gary Prisk released a fictional book with a story that takes place during the Vietnam War era. Photo by Brad Camp

Dig-It was in one piece – his mama could caress his face one last time. As fear percolated through a cycle of shock, pushing at his reason, Hardin’s throat had tied itself into a knot. He sucked at the saliva in his mouth and swallowed. ‘Come on Dig-It. Your black ass is goin’ home.’”

–Chapter Two: Dig-It Johnson, killed in a helicopter while on his way home.

Generally, one year in a mortal’s mystifying passage from birth to death is no more significant than another.

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Review of Digger Dogface Brownjob Grunt
Thomas W. Leo, CPP, Lead Reviewer for West Point

This is an eminently readable book, HIGHLY recommended, especially to anyone who served in Vietnam, or is close to someone who served.

It is almost axiomatic – an unwritten rule – that people who fight, who are REALLY INVOLVED, on the ground – in wars – from WWII, through Korea, then Vietnam rarely if ever speak of their experiences.

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