Saying Goodbye To Vietnam is a photographic memoir documenting Ken Williamson's service with the Army Engineers in Vietnam in 1969. The 65,000 word manuscript is beautifully illustrated with over 450 of Ken's photographs of Vietnam spanning four decades. From Engineer Hill in Pleiku to Kontum, to Phu Bai, Cam Ranh Bay and Tay Ninh; Ken Williamson captured the stories of Army engineers and the beauty of a war torn country.
Letters between Ken and his wife, Janet, and from friends and relatives to Ken provide a glimpse into the personal lives of two people having their first child while separated by the controversial Vietnam War.
What The Readers Say About The Book
Through his photos and his narrative, a war and peace have come to life to offer perspective and comfort, even if it cannot answer the burning question: Why did we fight? The book is an interesteing and personal look into life for those on assignment in Vietnam. The photos are extraordinary and the story offers a glimpse into a healing process that many have found impossible.
Ken Williamson has crafted a piece of history. It is every bit as poignant as the letters written home by American soldiers during every war since the birth of our nation. That he documented his experiences on film as well as on paper is to our great benefit. This is the story of the Vietnam generation that has been presrved for future gennerations.
The Book Club at WVXU 91.7 - Mark Perzel Interviews Ken Williamson.
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"Saying Goodbye To Vietnam" by Ken Williamson. 384 pages, 450 photographs.
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