I had a wonderful email from a lady named Connie telling me about her late husband’s book. I went to look at the book straight away and found myself hooked by the honesty, the amazing insight into the real effects of war. Vietnam was a war many of you have forgotten and before I even started this article I asked people who were there for their opinion. I don’t believe a guy like myself who wasn’t even born when the war took place should really have any right to assume anything about this war. What I found out from the guys I asked was a simple, horrible truth. The war mentally scared, tarnished and damaged every single individual who entered its fray. I have heard that veterans were disrespected when they returned, the war was unpopular and driven by politics more than anything else. I think Covert The Not Known is an important book to read. It tells you what happens when politicians and kings decide to create wars. The reality is not glorious, the reality, from what I understand, is that you live with what happened forever and it never leaves you… I would like you to read these excerpts and think about the way this book touches you. It certainly touched me..
About Jerry Nedwick
Jerry passed away on November 18, 2011. His legacy will continue to live on through his family and this writing of his experiences in Vietnam. God Bless Jerry and all the Veterans. May he rest in peace.
Excerpt from the Introduction to Covert the Not Known
specifically the Freedom of Speech.
Excerpt from Chapter 1