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The greatest beer run ever : a memoir of friendship, loyalty, and war / John "Chick" Donohue and J. T. Molloy.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Burlington Public Library LP 959.7043 DONOHUE MAR 2021 39851001583443 New Large Print Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062999931
  • ISBN: 0062999931
  • Physical Description: xv, 304 pages (large print) : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Large Print, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages [297]-304).
Summary, etc.:
"In 1967, John (Chick) Donohue was a 26-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran working as a merchant seaman when he was challenged one night in a New York City bar. The men gathered at this hearth had lost family and friends in the ongoing war in Vietnam. Now, they were seeing protesters turn on the troops. One neighborhood patriot proposed an idea many might deem preposterous: One of them should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies in combat, and give each of them messages of support from back home, maybe some laughs - and beer. Chick volunteered for the mission. He sailed to Vietnam on a cargo ship carrying a backpack full of American beer, landing in Qui Nho'n in 1968. Things went awry when Chick got caught in the Tet Offensive, starting in the early hours as an eyewitness to the battle to retake the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, where he became stuck for months. Chick Donohue later became legendary as "the Sandhog who went to Harvard." He worked for decades on behalf of New York's tunnel builders as the legislative and political director of Sandhogs Local 147. This is the story of his epic beer run to Vietnam, in his own words and in those of the men he found in the war zone"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Donohue, John (Union leader)
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Tet Offensive, 1968.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Commando operations.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Veterans > New York (State) > New York.
Soldiers > United States.
Male friendship.
Large type books.
Commando troops.
Large type books.
Male friendship.
New York (State) > New York.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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