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New Book by Veteran Earl Trimmer Explores Vietnam’s History, People’s Resolve

A Vietnam War veteran details the history of the Vietnamese and the resolve of a people to win at all costs, having already defeated the Mongol, Chinese and the French. Dog Ear Published has released his latest book.

Aurora, OH, June 27, 2019 --( The Vietnam War may be the most misunderstood military conflict U.S. troops have ever faced, thanks to an enemy with amazing resolve and soldiers facing scorn upon their return to home soil. A veteran of that war brings the days and nights of those jungle warfare conditions alive, as well as a history of the country and its conflicts, in a compelling new book released by Dog Ear Publishing.

“The Unbreakable hearts; A True, Heart-Wrenching Story About Victory … Forfeited!” explains how the Vietnamese evolved from 111 BC to 1979, learning more during each invasion over hundreds of years in an attempt to break free of their oppressors. As just one example, the author points out that although Mongol leader Kublai Khan conquered most of Asia and Eastern Europe in the 1200s, the small kingdom of Dai Viet (now northern Vietnam) and its fearless general defeated the Mongol hordes three separate times.

Author Earl Trimmer isn’t afraid to tackle foreboding topics, such as fellow veterans who turn to suicide in the wake of reliving the war’s horrors and Agent Orange’s effects on both the jungle where the enemy lived and U.S. soldiers, who were told it was simply jungle rot. They would learn decades later of the true impact of the deadly spray. He also relays stories about unsung (for the most part) heroes of the Vietnam War, such as a U.S. sniper who took out one of the Viet Cong’s deadliest female snipers.

The American soldiers sent to the Vietnam War were as good as any before them or after on the battlefield, rising up to an in-your-face war style with the fiercest guerrilla fighters the world had ever known. Forced to endure hostile conditions that no one could have prepared them for, they adapted anyway.

They were deprived of the hard-earned honor and valor they deserved, which the biased media and historians cheated them of to this day, Trimmer writes. Vietnam War veterans did things in that war that should have left them with a worthy legacy for their families to be proud of forever. One of the greatest acts of bravery and humanity the author witnessed during his time over there was his brothers and sisters saving the lives of thousands of babies.

Gathered from Trimmer’s own memories as well as second- and third-person oral histories, the book sheds light on an era not often discussed. Dozens of photographs – some of them quite chilling – help tell the story of this brutal war. In the book’s prologue, Trimmer warns readers that they “are about to engage in a story of anger, sorrow, respect, compassion, regret, mind-boggling passion, impressive courage, and unbelievable persistence with incomparable resilience.”

Trimmer was a member of the First Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd
Battalion 22nd Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division from 1968 to 1969 during the Vietnam War. He often walked point during combat missions during the war’s bloodiest year, 1968. He came home to Ohio after the war and eventually formed his own company.

In 2006 Trimmer collapsed at a VA clinic in Cleveland and filed a claim for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. He has continued to fight to have his claim recognized by the VA. This is his third book. The others are “Condemned Property?” and “Payback Time!”

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The Unbreakable Hearts: A True, Heart-Wrenching Story About Victory … Forfeited!
Earl Dusty Trimmer
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-6856-5 586 pages $29.99 US

Available at Ingram,, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

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