Arthur Wiknik Jr. joins us to talk about his Vietnam tour as captured in his masterful book, Nam Sense: Surviving Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division.

Nam Sense provides a gripping and personal account of his experiences during the Vietnam War as a member of the 101st Airborne Division. With vivid detail, Wiknik shares the challenges, horrors, and moments of camaraderie that defined his tour of duty, offering readers an intimate glimpse into the life of a soldier in one of the most tumultuous periods in American history.

The narrative unfolds with Wiknik’s arrival in Vietnam in 1969, a time when the conflict was escalating. As a member of the 101st Airborne Division, known for its mobility and readiness for rapid deployment, Wiknik found himself in the thick of the war.

The author takes readers through the day-to-day life of a soldier in the jungle, detailing the physical and mental toll of navigating the harsh terrain, dealing with the ever-present threat of enemy ambushes, and grappling with the intense emotional strain of combat.

As the 101st Airborne Division engaged in fierce battles, the author provides a firsthand perspective on the brutality of war, the loss of comrades, and the overwhelming sense of fear that permeated the jungles of Vietnam.