"Mokane to Mole City" - A Vietnam Memoir by Stan Adams

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"Mokane to Mole City," A Manchu Vietnam Memoir, Bravo Co. Nov. 1968 - 1969

Drafted in May 1968, Stan Adams, barely 20 years old, was quickly transformed into an infantry rifleman on the front lines of the Vietnam War, where he survived a year of combat with the famed "Manchu" Regiment, 25th Infantry "Tropic Lightning" Division. Sent in as replacements for those Bravo Co. soldiers who were killed in the Thanksgiving Day Battle of 1968, Adams and his fellow soldiers were charged with building "Mole City," a combat patrol base camp near the Cambodian Border, to purposely bait the NVA and disrupt their supply lines through the region. He had been "in country" for less than a month when the NVA attacked Mole City during a Christmas truce, just before midnight on December 22, 1968. The Manchus fought valiantly through the night as their ammo supplies dwindled, and as a last resort, artillery was called in on Mole City. In 2003, Adams began reaching out the families of fallen comrades and reconnecting with his fellow Manchus, many of whom suffer some form of PTSD as a result of the horrors they experienced in Vietnam. As these surviving warriors age, they are now burying their Manchu Brothers. 50 years later, through a photographic history featuring 250+ color pictures, Adams recounts his journey from the rural Midwestern town of Mokane, Missouri to the jungles of Vietnam, sharing what it's like to fight - and not die - for your country.

Stan is the father of Lucky Snipe owner Kim Force. Kim worked closely with her parents to help bring her dad's story to life. She is honored to have assisted him, and we hope you will enjoy reading this very special tribute to those who gave so much in Vietnam.

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  • 5
    It will take time.

    Posted by Karen Davis on Apr 20th 2024

    I’ve looked at all pictures but haven’t started reading yet, it may take some time to get to the point that I can.

  • 5
    Mokane to Mole City

    Posted by Nichole on Apr 8th 2024

    What a great read! Well written easy to read book with lots of history and pictures. Even if you aren't a military buff, this book is very heartwarming and leaves you wanting more. Thank you for your service! I would recommend this book to anyone. Makes a great gift for anyone in the service, past or present.

  • 5
    Vietnam Memoir by Stan Adams

    Posted by Russell D Gayneaux on Dec 18th 2023

    Excellent accounting in the combat field.

  • 5
    Review of book Mokane to Mole City

    Posted by Larry Binggeli on Aug 4th 2023

    I have a new perspective on what it means to be a combat soldier. Stan’s story of surviving battle through brotherhood is a lesson we all need to know and one we need to pass on to our kids and grandkids. This book also reminds us that once a soldier leaves combat, the nation back home owes them gratitude and support. Many times we have failed in this and we must do better. Saying “Thank you Stan and all your brothers for your service” has real meaning now!

  • 5
    Eye Opening

    Posted by Debbie on Mar 29th 2023

    Mokane to Mole City reveals details of the experience lived by a soldier who spent a year in Vietnam. Author Stan Adams recounts the day by day, moment by moment, harrowing, up close and personal events he was fortunate to have survived during the time he served in the jungles. The book offers a whole new appreciation for the concept of brotherhood. Boys became men in an instant and formed bonds that sustained them or grieved them in loss. Stan’s memoir runs the gamut from the nitty gritty to the honoring of and admiration for the men with whom he served and includes a wealth of photographs. For those who spent the era stateside and could only imagine what it was like there, the book is eye opening. May it bring healing to Stan and his brothers.

  • 5
    Mokane to Mole City

    Posted by Della Stark on Sep 30th 2021

    Great Service and really fast. Book in great condition. Everything I asked for.