to the book description of A Grunt Speaks: A 'Devil's Dictionary' of Vietnam Infantry Tales and Terms,
“What was it like to be a nineteen year old US Army infantryman in the highlands of Vietnam in the late 'sixties? Major
Ray Gleason’s book, A Grunt Speaks: A 'Devil’s Dictionary of Vietnam Infantry Tales & Terms from Unlimited
Publishing LLC, uses the terminology and concepts of the Vietnam-era infantry to explore the infantrymen’s attitudes
toward their role in the war, the anti-war movement, their enemies and each other.
a combat veteran, retired Infantry officer, college professor in literature, and ethics teacher brings a fresh, and at times
humorously ironic, perspective on the experiences of young Americans in combat and their struggles to re-integrate themselves
into a society that seemed at times hostile and embarrassed by what they represented.