Vietnam War Memoirs

This website introduces you to the best and most popular Vietnam War memoirs. Most are written by veterans of that conflict. Their books describe experiences in Vietnam as ground soldiers, helicopter pilots, jet fighter pilots, scouts or snipers. In some cases the biographies are co-authored by a professional writer and in some cases the sole author is a professional writer. All books featured on this website describe combat in Vietnam from the point of view of those who lived through it.

Vietnam War Memoirs introduces each book with an article providing strategic background for the events described within the biography's covers. We lay out military and political circumstances relevant to its contents, provide maps highlighting engagement locations and describe technological developments that played a key role in shaping the conflict, where relevant.


Please take a look at the directory of articles or scan the list of popular memoirs telling the stories of those who experienced the ordeals of the Vietnam War and lived to pass down to others what they witnessed.