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John Delvecchio
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Bantam (January 1, 1995)
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Carry Me Home Hardcover – January 1, 1995. by John Delvecchio (Author). Carry Me Home completes a trilogy (the second novel, For the Sake of All Living Things, dealt with Cambodians and the Khmer Rouge) begun by The 13th Valley, and deals, much like James Jones' Some Came Running, with veterans trying to adapt to civilian life.

I know John Del Vecchio, he's a friend of my ex-girlfrind's mother and I met him on several occasions. I have read both of Del Vecchio's earlier books and looked forward to the release of Carry Me Home for a number of years. I certainly hope it is reprinted since I gave away my only copy. He was always such a nice guy to me and I bought this book because of several recomendations and because he's just a genuine, nice guy. I read the book and was blown away by his attention to detail and emotional weight. The book is an excellent story about the returning Vietnam vets and an inspiration to present day persons in all walks of life.

In this powerful and poignant epic, Del Vecchio transports the soldiers of the Viet Nam experience to their final battlefield-the home front. High Meadow Farm, in the fertile hill country of central Pennsylvania, would be their salvation. In Viet Nam they had fought side by side, brothers in arms. Now in the face of personal tragedy and bureaucratic deception, they would create a more enduring allegiance, an alliance of the spirit and the soil.

He’d dreamed again but was again unable to recall the dream. Scattered flickerings of city light came in through the narrow French doors. He looked at Linda ile that warmed him but which could not dispel his tension. Quietly he pulled back the sheet, rolled off the bed, fell into a crouch. He scanned the room, the French doors that led to the two-by-six-foot third-floor balcony, the transom light of the interior bedroom door. It was four o’clock in the morning.

John M. Del Vecchio graduated from Lafeyette College in 1969. He was drafted and sent to Vietnam in 1970, where he served as combat correspondent in the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile). In 1971 he was awarded a Bronze Star for Heroism in Ground Combat. He is author of The 13th Valley, Darkness Falls, Carry Me Home, For the Sake of All Living Things, and other works. Books by John M. Del Vecchio. Mor. rivia About Carry Me Home.

Carry Me Home is the remarkable story of their struggle to find each other and themselves, a saga spanning fifteen years-fifteen years lost in a wilderness called America. In its scope, breadth, and brilliance, Carry Me Home is much more than a novel about Viet Nam and Viet Nam veterans. It is a testament to history and hope, to hometowns and homecomings, to love and loss, to faith and family. It is a novel about two decades in our collective lives and the cleansing of our spirit-an inspiring and unforgettable novel about America itself. Warriors Publishing Group, 18 февр.

by. Del Vecchio, John . 1948-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Modern fiction, War & Military, Fiction, War, Fiction - General, Fiction, Vietnam War (1961-1975), Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Men, Veterans. New York : Bantam Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on December 13, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Bobby Wapinski, Tony Piseno, and Ty Blackwell, who had fought side by side in Vietnam, return home to a country torn by painful transitions that refuses to welcome or honor them
  • Jwalextell
One of Del Vecchio's three books about our Southeast Asia experience of the 1960's and 70's. I had previously read the other two books and this read completed the series. It dwells on the experiences of our Vietnam veterans after returning home--an experience that I can personally relate to. Fortunately, I was lucky in my readjustment as opposed to the characters in the book (possibly because I was career military? Possibly because after both my Vietnam tours, I went to another overseas assignment as opposed to a stateside tour?). However, his characterizations and circumstances are believable and this book will serve as an educational experience for all that read it. I also recommend the other two books of the trilogy--13th VALLEY and FOR THE SAKE OF ALL LIVING THINGS. FOR THE SAKE should serve as a wakeup call for all those who consider communism not to be so bad.
  • Coiriel
Sad but true story. Author writes honestly and clearly about his time in war.
  • Rare
I remember seeing the film "The Deer Hunter" years ago and being blown away by the excellent performances, characters, and story. I never thought I'd see or hear of anything like that movie again, but thankfully I was wrong.
"Carry Me Home" is "The Deer Hunter" in print. Don't infer any hidden meaning from that sentence; the plots of the two are as different as night and day. But they both deal with the same subject - the aftermath of the Vietnam war, what that means to several men (and women) in small-town America, and how each of them deals with it.
The two main characters in this book are Robert Wapinski and Anthony Pisano, of Mill Creek Falls, PA. In such an environment it seems incredible that these two men apparently never met before the events in this novel, but that's what Del Vecchio seems to imply. And it really doesn't matter whether they did or not, because their lives become more and more intertwined as the story unfolds.
Their lives take radically different turns. Robert becomes moderately successful as a real estate broker and then as a pioneer in the solar and ecology field. Tony, on the other hand, drops out of society - he just can't handle what people think about him as a Vietnam vet (and more importantly, he can't handle what he thinks about himself as a Vietnam vet). That statement, including the parenthetical comment, may not make any sense unless you know something of the history of US involvement in Vietnam (e.g., Lt William Calley and the My Lai massacre). But Tony does try for a little while - he courts and marries a girl and has two children, but the pressure just becomes too much for him. And even though Robert seems able to integrate himself back into society, he too is haunted by what happened and what he did in Vietnam.
What these two men do to heal themselves and other vets forms the crux of this story, and Del Vecchio never falters in the telling of it until the very end. At that point he seems to deal too much in psychology and not in the people themselves. But until then this is a fantastic story of a subject that not too many novels deal with. The Chicago Sun-Times said of Del Vecchio's "The 13th Valley", "...quite simply, THE novel about the Vietnam war." Well, quite simply, "Carry Me Home" is THE novel about that war's aftermath.