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By Richard B. Schwartz

ISBN-10: 0761848355

ISBN-13: 9780761848356

Accidental Soldier depicts Richard B. Schwartz's army studies, first as an ROTC cadet on the collage of Notre Dame and eventually as a military veteran educating in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1959, Vietnam used to be little greater than a observe on a map; inside of ten years, americans observed the Tet Offensive and their campuses in flames. Schwartz used to be on the flooring zeroes of that point, instructing on the usa army Academy from 1967-69 after which going to the collage of Wisconsin, Madison, simply after the Dow riots and ahead of the bombing of Sterling corridor. The crucial part of the booklet focuses upon Schwartz's adventure at West element, its cadets, officer corps and process of schooling. A sequel to his award-winning memoir, the largest urban in America,Accidental Soldier displays upon his army and educational event during the standpoint of an over forty-year educating profession, twenty-nine of which have been spent as a dean at Wisconsin, Georgetown and the collage of Missouri, Columbia.

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I had not yet seen the Andes, but it was as striking as any topographical feature I had yet seen. Seeing it was refreshing to us—a vision of natural beauty in a time of sweat and sleeplessness. Many of my classmates and I traveled by train from the Cincinnati Union Terminal, the art deco palace that remains a city landmark, filled with the ghosts of WWII GI’s, leaving and praying to return on one of its many tracks. ) It was not our first train ride, but most of us had, by then, become accustomed to DC-3 air travel: slow, inexpensive, and famously safe.

Some taught in ROTC units; a select few taught at West Point. Occasionally the ROTC cadets were taught by senior noncoms. We sat at portable field tables in a succession of barebones classrooms in a simple wooden structure with ‘Modern Army’ green walls. It appeared to have been pre-fabricated and it sat in the woods, just west of the Rockne Memorial. The classes included such subjects as map reading, military history, strategy and tactics, weapons systems, military organization, battle doctrine, supply, logistics and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

None of us knew at the outset of our enrollment that he was the most intelligent; on the contrary, he was perceived to be the least competent member of the ROTC cadre. We learned, however, that whenever the other noncoms needed help with something involving complex information or the need for intellectual acuity, they turned immediately to Sgt. Cutcher. He helped them secure special assignments; he helped them wend their way through Army regulations; he helped them fill out complex forms; and he helped them with all of the technical details of soldiering.

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