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Grady Curtis Myers

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Grady Curtis Myers, USA was an “artist, decorated combat veteran, car aficionado, storyteller and most of all loving father. He served with the U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds suffered  during a 1969 ambush in Plei Trap Valley.”   Grady Curtis Myers is the author of Boocoo Dinky Dow: My short, crazy Vietnam War.

According to the book description of Boocoo Dinky Dow: My short, crazy Vietnam War, “Grady Myers was an artistic but aimless teenager in 1968, when, desperate for troops, the U.S. Army overlooked his extreme nearsightedness and transformed him into Hoss, an M-60 machine gunner. His illustrated memoir "Boocoo Dinky Dow: My short, crazy Vietnam War" is by turns funny and sobering. Grady recounts his military initiation at Fort Lewis, where there could be a fuzzy line between training and torture. He describes the intensity of Vietnam, where an old man carrying a bundle of sticks posed a moral dilemma and a young man would weigh the burden of his virginity against the dubious pleasures of riverbank prostitutes. Grady's explosives-happy comrades in Charlie Company sometimes posed the greatest danger. But, in a dramatic ambush, that same bunch of crazy soldiers risked their lives to save his.”

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