Land of a Thousand Dances, by John Taylor
In 1965, medical corpsman Brian Thomas, a white paratrooper in the Vietnam bound101st Airborne, confronts both the war and discrimination when he becomes involved in an interracial romance, and racist NCOs persecute him for violating the South’s most sacred, entrenched taboo.
In the war zone, Brian’s naive illusion of combat as a rite of passage “adventure” is shattered as he experiences firsthand the horrors of war and its traumatizing effects.
Most veterans called Vietnam, The ‘Nam. But to Brian it would always be known as, The Land of a Thousand Dances.