Platoon Leader (memoir)

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Platoon Leader
Author James R. McDonough
Country United States
Language English
Genre Memoir
Publisher Presidio Press
Publication date
1985
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 208 pp
ISBN 0-89141-235-2
OCLC 11371326
959.704/38 19
LC Class DS559.5 .M4 1985

Platoon Leader is a memoir written by James R. McDonough. It is narrated by McDonough in first person view and tells of his story in the Vietnam War as a lieutenant in command of 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry(Airborne).

Plot introduction[edit]

Platoon Leader is a true story that is told by James R. McDonough, a Vietnam War veteran. The book takes place in and around a fort near a Vietnamese village in Binh Dinh province. It McDonough's retelling of his time in Vietnam.

Plot summary[edit]

The author, James R. McDonough, introduces the book as a story of an "American platoon leader in combat."