by Graeme Mann
This is a story from the Vietnam war as you’ve never heard it told before. Written in an easy conversational style and reading more like a modern adventure story, The Vietnam War on a Tourist Visa is the factual account of the misadventures of a 20 something Australian civilian who suddenly finds himself caught up in a contract with the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam in 1968.
This is the autobiography of Graeme Mann who found himself being unceremoniously dumped into the middle of the Vietnam War in a most extraordinary position of responsibility, having to support a country-wide computer network which was vital to the U.S. Air Force’s ability to successfully prosecute their appointed tasks during that conflict.
Just being able to travel from one location to another proved to be a death defying exercise; coping with the bureaucracy of the U.S.A.F. proved to be another. Fighting the enemy was, apparently, quite incidental.