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New York: Viking, 1994. First Edition. First Printing. 308, illus. The author was a Vietnam nurse, decorated officer, mother of four, and the highest-ranking officer to challenge the military's antigay policy. A major film was later made based on her experiences. Her goal to become Chief Nurse of the entire National Guard was abruptly ended in 1992 by her discharge based on sexual orientation.
New York: Viking, 1994. First Edition. First Printing [stated]. Hardcover. ix, , 308 pages. Illustrations. Inscribed by the author. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer (born March 24, 1942) served as a colonel in the Washington National Guard and became a gay rights activist. Born in Oslo, Norway, she became a United States citizen in 1960. In 1961 she joined the Army Nurse Corps. She received a B.S. in Nursing in 1963. At the University of Washington School of Nursing, she earned a master's degree in 1976 and a Ph.D. in 1991. In 1989, during a routine security clearance interview, she disclosed that she is a lesbian. The National Guard began military discharge proceedings against her. On June 11, 1992, she was honorably discharged. Cammermeyer filed a lawsuit against the decision in civil court. In June 1994, Judge Thomas Zilly of the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington ruled that her discharge and the ban on gays and lesbians serving in the military were unconstitutional. She returned to the National Guard and served as one of the few openly gay or lesbian people in the U.S. military while the "don't ask don't tell" policy was in effect, until her retirement in 1997. A television movie about Cammermeyer's story, Serving in Silence, was made in 1995, with Glenn Close starring as Cammermeyer. Its content was largely taken from Cammermeyer's autobiography of the same name. In June 2010, she was appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, a committee which is appointed by the United States Secretary of Defense and which reports to the United States Department of Defense.
New York: Penguin Books, 1995. First Penguin Edition. 308, wraps, illus., last page creased, ink date written inside front cover The author was a Vietnam nurse, decorated officer, mother of four, and the highest-ranking officer to challenge the military's antigay policy. A major film was later made based on her experiences. Her goal to become Chief Nurse of the entire National Guard was abruptly ended in 1992 by her discharge based on sexual orientation.
New York: Atheneum, 1989. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xvi, , 295,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Bibliography. Index. Colonel Richard D. Camp, U.S. Marine Corps (Retired), served 26 years in the Marine Corps before retiring in 1988. He is the author of numerous books on Marine history, including Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu (2009) and Devil Dogs at Belleau Wood: U.S. Marines in World War I (2008). Colonel Richard Camp entered the U.S. Marines in 1962 as an infantry officer, serving in the 1st Marine Brigade in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. He eventually served as company commander during his time in Vietnam, and would see action several times, particularly at the Battle of Khe Sanh. Colonel Camp is also an active military historian, and has written 14 fiction and non-fiction books, all of which are military-oriented. Eric M. Hammel is a military historian, with a focus on the military campaigns of the United States Marine Corps, and military action in World War II. He has been a contributing editor to Leatherneck Magazine.
New York: William Morrow and Company, 1987. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. 25 cm. 305,  pages. Glossary Tom Carhart, Ph.D., graduated from West Point in 1966 and subsequently served as an infantry platoon leader with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam and as an Advisor to the South Vietnamese forces. He was awarded two Purple Hearts for wounds suffered in combat. After teaching French at West Point, he left the Army and earned a law degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He subsequently served as editor of “European Taxation,” a journal published by The International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Upon returning to the United States, Tom studied economics at the Rand Graduate School while working for the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA. He then returned to Europe as an international corporate lawyer at the Archibald law firm in Brussels representing multinational corporations before the European Economic Community. In later years, Tom again worked for the Army as a civilian policy analyst and historian.
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1984. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. , 531,  pages. James P. Carroll (born January 22, 1943, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is an American author, historian, and journalist. He has written extensively about his experiences in the seminary and as a priest, and has published books on religion and history. He won the 1996 National Book Award for Nonfiction for An American Requiem, a memoir about the Vietnam War and his relationships with his father, the American military, and the Catholic Church. He is the author of other books on religion and politics, including House of War, which won the first PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for non-fiction. Mr. Carroll's other works include the novels Secret Father, Prince of Peace, Mortal Friends in addition to plays and a book of poetry published. Carroll's work has received the Melcher Book Award, the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award, and National Jewish Book Award in History, and has frequently been named among the Notable Books of the Year by The New York Times.
Washington DC: United States Army, Office of the Chief of Military History, 1985. Later printing. Wraps. viii, 159,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Glossary. Index. John A. Cash, a retired Army colonel, served in combat and intelligence assignments and as a historian. Colonel Cash retired in 1992 from the U.S. Center for Military History. He wrote two books, "Seven Firefights in Vietnam" and "The Exclusion of Black Soldiers from the Medal of Honor in World War II," and contributed to a third, "Black Soldier-White Army: The 24th Infantry Regiment in Korea." He was a graduate of Rutgers University, where he also received a master's degree in history. He received a second master's, in Latin American studies, at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In the early 1960s, Colonel Lee helped train Cuban nationals for the abortive Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. He served as a company commander in Vietnam during the war, as defense attache in El Salvador and Brazil and as an intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency.