Lullabies For Lieutenants is an amazing first-hand account of the Vietnam War and what it was like to be a Marine Forward Observer. Whether you are from that generation or the current generation, you are sure to find this book enticing and full of action. Pick up your copy today, you won’t be sorry!
From the back cover: “Capturing the chaotic nature of the U.S. Marine experience at war in Vietnam, this memoir recounts the experiences of a young officer in a series of unrelated short pieces. In a narrative as fragmented as the war itself, the only resolution is the same one reached by the Marines who fought–the conclusion of a tour of duty with no happy ending. Each chapter describes a specific event, a story of emotion, or a remarkable person (some are heroes, some are cowards). The reader lives the experience alongside the author, gaining a true sense of the pulse-pounding contact, surrealism, pathos, humor, and beauty that defined one of the low points of the American experience.”
Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam, 1965-1966
By: Franklin Cox
Franklin Cox was raised in Atlanta and graduated from the Marist School. He received an English Literature degree (Cum Laude) from Saint Bernard College in 1963. After a stint as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal, he attended Emory University Law School for a year.
He then gained a commission in the United States Marine Corps and served as an Artillery Forward Observer in Vietnam. His dramatic experiences with his fellow Marines in combat led him to write “Lullabies for Lieutenants: Memoir of a Marine Forward Observer in Vietnam 1965-1966.”
After his service in the Marine Corps, he joined Wall Street and was a top-producing stockbroker for over twenty-five years with Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns. A few years ago he left the securities industry to devote his full time to writing.