Kill Me If You Can, You SOB is unquestionably a
controversial Vietnam War book that came from the diary of
helicopter pilot Bob Miller. It's a genuinely strange analysis of
the Vietnam War and the history and politics behind the Vietnam War.
"Looking for a quick read; a Vietnam War book on military strategy,
aviation history, and grunts in the 101st Airborne Division? This is
the book. But don't buy it expecting to read about flag waving
drones. These guys obviously loved their country, but it's doubtful
that Johnson, Nixon, McNamara or Kissinger would have survived a
flight with Arann and Miller at the controls. CW2 Arann, being a
patriot, might have passed up the opportunity to rid the world of a
war mongering politician, but not Miller." - Nancy Schatteman,
Lieutenant Colonel Manuel A. Alves ( Black Hawk)
During the period that Lieutenant Colonel Manuel A. Alves, a
hawk-nosed infantry officer from California, commanded the 3-506th Inf.
Battalion there was little doubt in anyone's mind as to who was in charge.
Sometimes within an Army outfit the Battalion Operations Officer (S-3) or the
Battalion Sergeant Major will try to run the battalion, but when LTC Alves
assumed command in December 1968, he let everyone know that he followed the
principles of Unity of Command and Chain of Command. LTC Alves relied heavily on
his company commanders, usually senior 1st Lieutenants or junior Captains, but
he also made sure that his company commanders knew who their superior was, and
that the orders would come from only one person within the battalion as long as
he held the position of battalion commander. I seriously and honestly believe
that one of the main reasons why so few men from the 3rd-506th Inf. were killed
or seriously wounded while in Vietnam was the excellent leadership exhibited by
Black Hawk in the management of the battalion." -- Analysis 1971 Dr. James E.
LTC Alves (Black Hawk) doing what he did
best--caring for his men. Black Hawk was a good man, an
extraordinary soldier. Honestly, I could have been in the
middle of a damn heart attack and he'd expect me to rush out
to medivac one of his troopers with a toothache. LTC Alves, my friend and hero.
enjoyed it and read it straight through. I could not put it down. I was
there during most of his tour and was familiar with a lot of his
anecdotes about Black Hawk. My only disappointment was that it ended too
soon. Bob is to be commended for the support he gave our Currahees and
the very fine literary effort. I shall treasure both." - Dave Beaty
3-506th Infantry Airborne
"There are lots
of books about the Vietnam War, but this military book is different. I
served in the Vietnam War and deeply appreciate meeting these guys
Miller writes about; they, like me, were not John Wayne. We were young,
foolish and, yes, sometime scared shitless. We made mistakes; but as
Miller points out, we were up against an army that didn't know the
meaning of surrendering. In my opinion, this short Vietnam War
memoir/biography has somehow captured an elusive truth, a vulgar
accuracy of the politicians, history, and is an on-target analysis of
the Vietnam War. It might ruffle the feathers of those who march in
lockstep to Washington's war drum, but will find favor with anyone who
cried with joy listening to Barack Obama's speech in Germany. Neither
Obama nor this author, especially this author, will go quietly into the
David Chapman Sydney, Australia
"You missed! But kill me if you can, you SOB.
Four bullets in the cockpit, one in the compressor, and down we
went. I wish Black Hawk and his 3-506th Currahees would take the
day off. That old man is going to get me killed."
- CW2 Bobby Miller (Vietnam War December 1968).
Killed in action 03/31/1969 Vietnam Memorial P-27W / L-007
I'm an atheist so I don't expect to ever join up with these two
pilots. Both were my tent mates, and it was a pleasure knowing
them. I was with Thoman when he died, and I wish I had been
somewhere else, because he took a big part of me, the caring part,
Publisher's proviso: This is a book about the Vietnam
War by Bob Miller, one of America's most controversial writers of
non-fiction books and military books. It is almost impossible to predict
how Vietnam/Viet Nam veterans will judge this book since Bob Miller is
being called a hero by some and a traitor and expatriate by others.
Without a doubt, Bob Miller is a rebel, but he is not without a cause.
We do concede that Kill Me If You Can, You SOB is a highly
controversial Vietnam War military book that's potentially divisive.
"While Americans grimace at the mention of the Hitler Influence, there
is nowhere to run, no where to hide from our Auschwitz and Dachau–-Abu
Ghraib and Guantanamo. The United States didn't become the most
feared nation in the world through hope, faith and charity. We are a
country that is loved and hated for the same reason. We have nuclear
weapons of mass destruction and we've proved to the world we'll use
them. Americans are a lot like lions that go after and kill hyenas, and
you can save the speech about lions only killing hyenas to protect their
territory. Lions, like Americans, don’t give a damn whose territory the
hyenas are in, they’ll kill them absent of hunger and leave the bodies
lie where they fall. I know because I been there and done that." Bob
BA secular book about humorous events, anti-war, misanthropes,
black ops, assassins, the Vietnam War and Atheism. It's
captivating, Miller is a true rebel; his views are passionately
felt and poetically expressed. This is a nerve-tingling trip
behind the steel door that hides the truth. Bob Miller is one of
America's most controversial writers (Google). ISBN-13:
Biography: Bob Miller was born in Florence, Alabama (1940).
Miller served as a pilot in Vietnam in 1968-69 and was awarded
Distinguished Flying Crossand the Air Medal. Challenged
Richard Shelby for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 1992. Produced
the television show, The Late Show (BLAB 2001). Worked as the golf pro on Holland
America's ms Westerdam.
Kill Me If You Can, You SOB
Vietnam War Book by Bob Miller