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The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War

by John (Chick) Donohue

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In 1967, John (Chick) Donohue was a 26-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran working as a merchant seaman when he was challenged one night in a New York City bar. The men gathered at this hearth had lost family and friends in the ongoing war in Vietnam. Now, they were seeing protesters turn on the troops. One neighborhood patriot proposed an idea many might deem preposterous: One of them should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies in combat, and give each of them messages of support from back home, maybe some laughs - and beer.

Chick volunteered for the mission. He sailed to Vietnam on a cargo ship carrying a backpack full of American beer, landing in Qui Nho'n in 1968. Things went awry when Chick got caught in the Tet Offensive, starting in the early hours as an eyewitness to the battle to retake the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, where he became stuck for months.

Chick Donohue later became legendary as "the sandhog who went to Harvard." He worked for decades on behalf of New York's tunnel builders as the legislative and political director of Sandhogs Local 147.

This is the story of his epic beer run to Vietnam, in his own words and in those of the men he found in the war zone.

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"What a great story!" - FIRST LIEUT. BRIAN MILES THACKER, Recipient, Medal of Honor

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"'The Greatest Beer Run Ever' is the astounding true story of a young man's odyssey. On these pages we accompany Chick Donohue as he takes us on a fantastic voyage from the streets of Manhattan via the high seas to the jungles and cities of Vietnam at the height of a war fought mostly by forgotten blue collar kids. Back in 1968, Donohue was a man on a singular mission - to prove to the soldiers and Marines from the neighborhood that they were not forgotten and never would be. On the way, Donohue lets no obstacle get in his way - not bemused military officials startled by his presence in a combat zone nor Viet Cong rocket fire. This book is both a testament to the fading notions of loyalty and brotherhood and an elegy for the working class enclaves that once formed the backbone of a city and nation." - THOMAS KELLY, Author of "Payback," "The Rackets," and "Empire Rising" and executive producer, "Copper," "The Get Down," and "Civil"

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"John (Chickie) Donohue happens to be one of the best storytellers anywhere. He knows that though life may be funny, it is no joke. In this book you will see through his eyes the absurdity of the human condition. Chickie takes us thousands of miles on a hilarious quest laced with sorrow, but never dull. You will laugh and cry, but you will not be sorry that you read this rollicking story." - MALACHY McCOURT, legend, and co-author, "Death Need Not Be Fatal"

 

 

Details:
rank: #76,990
price: $21.33
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publisher: Sugarwhistle LLC (May 2, 2017)
lang: English
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isbn: 0998686824, 978-0998686820,
weight: 1.1 pounds (
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Eighteen years oldReflecting not so much on the political divisions that were tearing the country apart as on the faraway boys who were fighting a war without their countrys full support, someone suggested that one of A Successful Marriage Mr. Ben men present should sneak into Vietnam, search for their New York buddies and bring them beer, a bear hug, some laughs and a word or two of support from homeFor half a century, Ive been told I was full of it, to the point where I stopped even telling this story, said 75-year-old DonohueLEARN MORE I said, Thats one READ BOOK Twisted Martial Arts: Book Two in The Twisted Rings Series of a beer run.MrBut the danger they and Donohue were in at all time was READ BOOK The Wonders of Prayer had spent a combat-filled night with his company and exchanged fire with enemy soldiers.Bob Pappas, 73, who was a communications sergeant at an ammunition depot in Long Binh, said he had grown fatalistic after hearing that several of their ONLINE BOOK Rhodry's Day Out (Rhodry the Scottish Deerhound) buddies were killed in action.But seeing Chick gave me a lot of encouragement that I was going to make it back, MrSearch IrishCentral Search Copyright 2017 IrishCentral LLC All rights reserved[Donohue] came through at a time when society didnt want us and the protesters were on us & but thats Chickie, Collins saidIn fact, he was present when the Vietcong staged the Tet Offensive, one of the biggest military campaigns of the war

 

He added that being interviewed for the book helped persuade him to finally begin counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder.MrFor licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [emailprotected] Copyright 2010 - 2017 The Daily Caller Contact Us Work With Us Advertise READ BOOK Danganronpa: The Animation Volume 4 Ad Choices Privacy Terms of Service Terms of Sale Site Information Navigation Site Map Help Site Feedback Subscriptions They likely assumed I had a legitimate reason to be there [PDF] Taxation and Suitability of Annuities for the Professional Advisor they spoke to me and discovered I didntCahir From A Dead Downtown To America's Best Downtown Ms Vertis N. Mason hears Donohues outrageous tale of his epic one-man quest to bring support, laughter and beer to his friendsIt was tight knit, in other wordsHe arrived in Qui Nhon Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy (Willie Morris Books in Memoir and Biography Series) download epub mobi pdf fb2 where his friend Tom Collins was [PDF] La empresa sensual (Gestión del conocimiento) (Spanish Edition) with the 127th Military Police CompanySections Home Search Skip to content Skip to navigation View mobile version The New York Times N.YPhoto Mr

 

Hes one of the nicest but craziest guys you ever want to meetDonohue, 75, grew up in Inwood at the top of Manhattan back when it was one of the most Irish neighborhoods in the city.Sections Politics US Opinion Entertainment World Business Sports Tech Featured Partners Columns Ann Coulter Ask Matt Ladies You Can Do This! The book every woman starting a business needs to read Tom Lunney The Mirror DC Trawler Ginni Thomas Corporate About Us Advertise With Us Emails and Notifications Employment Terms Of Use Privacy Policy Contact Us Follow Facebook Twitter Google+ Donohue to the lectern to read from the book and then announced that MrCredit Nicole Craine for The New York Times For decades, Chick Donohues greatest beer run story has been met with incredulous scoffs.For half a century, Ive been told I was full of it, to the point where I stopped even telling this story, said Mr 171bf2437f

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