Fighting for a Cause that was Never Fulfilled

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Vietnam platoon leader Thomas Hynes narrates his war story in new memoir

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They may have been civilians at heart, but for a short period of time in the mid-to late ‘60s, they were Marines.

What was it really like to fight in the Vietnam War?

In “It Wasn’t Like Nothing: One Marine’s Adventure in Vietnam,” retired United States Marine Lieutenant Thomas J. Hynes offers his first-hand account of the Vietnam War and his training leading up to his deployment.

Hynes served three years in the Marine Corps, including seven months as Lima Company platoon commander in and around South Vietnam’s Que Son Valley during the war.

“Vietnam veterans are often asked what it was like to fight in the war,” Hynes said. “But the ordeals of the war in Vietnam are indescribable for those who were not there, which causes many vets to respond by saying, ‘It wasn’t like nothing.’”

By detailing the best and worst of times while fighting an un-winnable war for reasons he did not understand, Hynes hopes to relay to readers the bravery and determination of both the soldiers who were lost and were able to survive, and the camaraderie that existed between them.

“They may have been civilians at heart, but for a short period of time in the mid-to late ‘60s, they were Marines,” Hynes said. “This is their story.”

It Wasn’t Like Nothing: One Marine’s Adventure in Vietnam
By Thomas Hynes
ISBN: 978-1-4917-6579-1
Available in hardcover, softcover and e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and iUniverse

About the Author
Thomas Hynes is a former attorney and district judge. He served three years in the United States Marine Corps, including 13 months in Vietnam. He is married, and has two children and two grandchildren.

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317.602.7137
juebelhack(at)bohlsengroup.com

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