Jellybeans in the
Author: Bob Whittaker
Jellybeans in the Jungle is one man’s
attempt to make sense of his experience as a
Nasho during Australia’s war in Vietnam.
In 1969 Bob Whittaker was called up for
National Service as a primary school teacher
working in western Queensland. He
subsequently served in 7RAR during its
second tour of duty in 1970.
This book tells the story of his recruit and
corps training, his posting to 7RAR, his
operational service in a variety of
postings, and his return to Australia.
He describes encounters with both enemy and
friendly troops, his R & R in Bangkok, a
Saigon guard, and finally his return to
Australia and his rehabilitation as a
teacher of children with disabilities.
Bob returned to Vietnam in 2006 and 2007,
and his reflections during these journeys
provide a fascinating insight into conflict
Prologue Rookies Getting Ready Jellybeans Sailing
North On Operations Friendly Fire T.A.O.R.
Night Moves Bunkers Jungle Liturgy Sony
Radio Unauthorised Discharge Battle at the
Horseshoe Not the Sistine Chapel Saigon
Guard Rubbish Picquet "Welcome" Home
Aftermath Epilogue - Going Back Reflections
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