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A gripping, fascinating story - A gripping fascinating story, enhanced by the fact that the story is real and provides a full account of Dr. Horton's experiences being thrown into heavy combat after just a few months of training. Recommended reading for all. Survival against all odds - in the trenches of Vietnam - I still can't believe they get out of there alive - couldn A gripping, fascinating story - A gripping fascinating story, enhanced by the fact that the story is real and provides a full account of Dr. Horton's experiences being thrown into heavy combat after just a few months of training. Recommended reading for all. Survival against all odds - in the trenches of Vietnam - I still can't believe they get out of there alive - couldn't put it down. This first person narrative of hand-to-hand combat in the trenches of Vietnam left me scared, glad to be alive and eternally grateful to those who died for my freedom Could not put it down - A friend had mentioned this book to me. Once I received it I could not put it down. Jerry Horton joined the army to simply be able to afford to go to college. 40 years later he has a PHD and multiple degrees but they were earned at a heavy price for this patriot. Jerry shares his experiences in Vietnam in an articulate, honest and direct assessment of his time in Vietnam, the men he served with and the horrors of war. Incredible story of leadership and survival. Shake N Bake Sergeant aka Instant NCO - Jerry Horton absolutely nailed the life of a "Shake 'n Bake" Sergeant when he tells the story of dedicated soldiers trained at Fort Benning, GA and then follows them to Vietnam. This book is not only absolutely dead on accurate but gives the reader every aspect of what it was like to experience the war as a Shake 'n Bake Sergeant. Instant NCO's were trained for only one reason - to lead United States soldiers into combat and they did it with heroic efficiency and effectiveness with limited resources. This book is not just a home run - it is a Grand Slam. Interesting, accurate, full of suspense and you can't put it down. This book should be required reading for everyone so they can understand that Freedom is not Free. There is a cost and sometimes that cost is heavy. Horton brings it all across in a nonstop action format. It is a great read! If you really want to know what it was like...This has to be the most realistic 'must read' book to come out of the VN war. If you ever read any book about this war - this is the one to read. You won't put it down and you won't ever forget it! From the book's review by the late COL(R) David Hackworth (most-decorated Vietnam veteran): "In 1968, the U.S. Army was running out of sergeants in Vietnam. Throughout military history, as least as far back as the Revolutionary War, sergeants were the backbone of the Army. This shortage of sergeants meant disaster in Vietnam. The NCO candidate school was created to solve this serious problem by doing one thing - train soldiers to lead men in combat. It was modeled after the Officer's candidate school but streamlined to meet this critical need for leaders in half the time. Graduates were known by most as "Shake 'n Bake Sergeants" or "Instant NCOs" since they got their rank fast from going to school. This book is the first time this important part of American history has ever been published. It is the first time anyone has given credit to Shake 'n Bake Sergeants - a credit that they so greatly deserved. At the time there were many who said they would fail. It seemed many did not respect them even though all were destined for front line positions. The book documents how they proved their worth over and over again as front line infantry leaders even though for thirty some years their sacrifices have been unknown." An unforgettable mixture of vivid realism, poignant sadness and unexpected humor. Once you begin reading The Shake 'n Bake Sergeant, you will find it hard to put it down. See www.shakenbakesergeant.com.


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A gripping, fascinating story - A gripping fascinating story, enhanced by the fact that the story is real and provides a full account of Dr. Horton's experiences being thrown into heavy combat after just a few months of training. Recommended reading for all. Survival against all odds - in the trenches of Vietnam - I still can't believe they get out of there alive - couldn A gripping, fascinating story - A gripping fascinating story, enhanced by the fact that the story is real and provides a full account of Dr. Horton's experiences being thrown into heavy combat after just a few months of training. Recommended reading for all. Survival against all odds - in the trenches of Vietnam - I still can't believe they get out of there alive - couldn't put it down. This first person narrative of hand-to-hand combat in the trenches of Vietnam left me scared, glad to be alive and eternally grateful to those who died for my freedom Could not put it down - A friend had mentioned this book to me. Once I received it I could not put it down. Jerry Horton joined the army to simply be able to afford to go to college. 40 years later he has a PHD and multiple degrees but they were earned at a heavy price for this patriot. Jerry shares his experiences in Vietnam in an articulate, honest and direct assessment of his time in Vietnam, the men he served with and the horrors of war. Incredible story of leadership and survival. Shake N Bake Sergeant aka Instant NCO - Jerry Horton absolutely nailed the life of a "Shake 'n Bake" Sergeant when he tells the story of dedicated soldiers trained at Fort Benning, GA and then follows them to Vietnam. This book is not only absolutely dead on accurate but gives the reader every aspect of what it was like to experience the war as a Shake 'n Bake Sergeant. Instant NCO's were trained for only one reason - to lead United States soldiers into combat and they did it with heroic efficiency and effectiveness with limited resources. This book is not just a home run - it is a Grand Slam. Interesting, accurate, full of suspense and you can't put it down. This book should be required reading for everyone so they can understand that Freedom is not Free. There is a cost and sometimes that cost is heavy. Horton brings it all across in a nonstop action format. It is a great read! If you really want to know what it was like...This has to be the most realistic 'must read' book to come out of the VN war. If you ever read any book about this war - this is the one to read. You won't put it down and you won't ever forget it! From the book's review by the late COL(R) David Hackworth (most-decorated Vietnam veteran): "In 1968, the U.S. Army was running out of sergeants in Vietnam. Throughout military history, as least as far back as the Revolutionary War, sergeants were the backbone of the Army. This shortage of sergeants meant disaster in Vietnam. The NCO candidate school was created to solve this serious problem by doing one thing - train soldiers to lead men in combat. It was modeled after the Officer's candidate school but streamlined to meet this critical need for leaders in half the time. Graduates were known by most as "Shake 'n Bake Sergeants" or "Instant NCOs" since they got their rank fast from going to school. This book is the first time this important part of American history has ever been published. It is the first time anyone has given credit to Shake 'n Bake Sergeants - a credit that they so greatly deserved. At the time there were many who said they would fail. It seemed many did not respect them even though all were destined for front line positions. The book documents how they proved their worth over and over again as front line infantry leaders even though for thirty some years their sacrifices have been unknown." An unforgettable mixture of vivid realism, poignant sadness and unexpected humor. Once you begin reading The Shake 'n Bake Sergeant, you will find it hard to put it down. See www.shakenbakesergeant.com.

30 review for The Shake 'n Bake Sergeant: True Story of Infantry Sergeants in Vietnam

  1. 4 out of 5

    Howard

    Great read

  2. 4 out of 5

    James

    I served in Vietnam in the same company, A-1-8, as SGT Horton albeit several months later. However, I was fortunate not to have experienced combat as severe as that which Horton describes here. His combat accounts are vivid and well worth the read. Nevertheless, there are about 200 pages to get through before that combat. Then roughly 150 pages are dedicated to the single battle which is the crux of the book. This is followed by another 100 pages of addendum on the March 1969 campaign. The middle I served in Vietnam in the same company, A-1-8, as SGT Horton albeit several months later. However, I was fortunate not to have experienced combat as severe as that which Horton describes here. His combat accounts are vivid and well worth the read. Nevertheless, there are about 200 pages to get through before that combat. Then roughly 150 pages are dedicated to the single battle which is the crux of the book. This is followed by another 100 pages of addendum on the March 1969 campaign. The middle section is engrossing. If you read this book to discover what is was like to be an infantryman in Vietnam, you will be rewarded. If, however, you expect a history of the Army's shake 'n' bake sergeants you will be disappointed; this is strictly one man's story. As noted by others, the book is in dire need of a competent editor. This book is much like the war it describes, lackluster until the fighting begins. None of that should diminish the sheen of SGT Horton's two Silver Stars nor the obvious depth of research that he put into producing this book. I'm sure that it was a labor of love. And every account of the history of the Vietnam experience is important.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    Riveting As a avid reader and researcher of the Vietnam war having read hundreds of biographies and true accounts, I found myself tensed up in the moment on several occasions. Extremely detailed and well written. In my top 5 all time!! Would love to discuss with you Dr Horton, please get in touch. I'm a WV boy as well. Thank you for service Mike Riveting As a avid reader and researcher of the Vietnam war having read hundreds of biographies and true accounts, I found myself tensed up in the moment on several occasions. Extremely detailed and well written. In my top 5 all time!! Would love to discuss with you Dr Horton, please get in touch. I'm a WV boy as well. Thank you for service Mike

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alex H.

    Beginning is a bit slow but does get better I never heard the term Shake and Bake SGT’s. I joined the Army in 77 and retired in 04. I was speaking with a veteran and he asked me if I was a shake and bake SGT. I didn’t know what he was talking about. So I purchased this to find out. I have to admit I’m glad I didn’t have to serve during Vietnam.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Karon Harris

    Awesome, well written book on the Viet Jam war. Those who served in Vietnam should be remembered as heroes It was an awesome book. Those interested in how we need to remember our servicemen. They were very brave & honorable men. The book was recommended to me while on an European tour in the summer of 2019 by our tour guide who was a resident of Germany.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Russell Cornwell

    FIve Stars ! Having read many books about the Vietnam war, this is about as good as it gets. I loved that the author told of his own experiences but also that so many of his buddies added their thoughts and memories as well. I highly recommend this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Fred W. Henderson

    A truly great book A real tribute to the author and soldier of Vietnam. I have read hundreds of military history books. This is truly one of the best😊! Reading it seemed bad, enduring it had to be horrible.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Henry Petruskewic

    One of the best books about enlisted infantry in Vietnam.Very vivid Very informative book about the grunts in the Nam. Jerry's writing style brought out the horror of close combat. I highly recommend this book to all Vietnam veterans. One of the best books about enlisted infantry in Vietnam.Very vivid Very informative book about the grunts in the Nam. Jerry's writing style brought out the horror of close combat. I highly recommend this book to all Vietnam veterans.

  9. 4 out of 5

    David L. Ferguson

    Outstanding Intense, keeps the reader amazed at the heroism of these brave men. An outstanding book with many opportunities to understand the outstanding leadership provided by the Shake and Bake NCOs. This book is hard to put down. It is well worth reading!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Marcia Dial

    Sgt Horton Gives a good an accurate account of the inexperienced in warfare. These Sgt's were young and inexperienced in the leadership before Vietnam. But on the job training can't be beat. Sgt Horton Gives a good an accurate account of the inexperienced in warfare. These Sgt's were young and inexperienced in the leadership before Vietnam. But on the job training can't be beat.

  11. 5 out of 5

    mark cheesman

    Great read, told it like it was, not sugar coated.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Barry Harley

    Respect. A well written insightful book. Respect to all who serve and fight in the Infantry and to the Shake and Bake Sergeants.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jim Daugherty

    Good story Enjoyed it. Having served in Vietnam, it brought back a lot of memories. Thanks for sharing. Good to be home.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Chris Bohl

    Excellent information and interesting perspective. A shake and bake NCO's experience in the "NAM". He spins a good yarn and describes the events very well. Good read and worth the tike Excellent information and interesting perspective. A shake and bake NCO's experience in the "NAM". He spins a good yarn and describes the events very well. Good read and worth the tike

  15. 5 out of 5

    Mike Arnold

    Real American hero Reading this book reminds me that lots of hero's came out of Vietnam. Some came home some didn't but they all went. Real American hero Reading this book reminds me that lots of hero's came out of Vietnam. Some came home some didn't but they all went.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Ed

    True rendition of an infantry soldier I chose to give this book a five star rating because it truly explains all the struggles of an infantry soldier. Not only does a "grunt" have to deal with the enemy.......he has to deal with the environment, along with the constant mental and physical strains just to remain alive. This book also tells of the closeness and love for one another........especially during and after battles. I know this for a fact, because I served as a E-5/ RTO with B/3/8 4th In True rendition of an infantry soldier I chose to give this book a five star rating because it truly explains all the struggles of an infantry soldier. Not only does a "grunt" have to deal with the enemy.......he has to deal with the environment, along with the constant mental and physical strains just to remain alive. This book also tells of the closeness and love for one another........especially during and after battles. I know this for a fact, because I served as a E-5/ RTO with B/3/8 4th Infantry during the '68 Tet Offensive. I also was wounded,...... but survived the " Valley of Tears.

  17. 5 out of 5

    marvin shults

    A Thought Provoking Read Many ugly truths about Vietnam. As a Veteran of an earlier time , I am disgusted with Politicians who are so anxious to send our young men into such stupid situations. We go into places like Iraq, Afganistan, and on and on. Time to stop,they don't appreciate our help and resume their tribal murders when we leave. I don't want see my Grandsons used for the Politicans idiotic schemes A Thought Provoking Read Many ugly truths about Vietnam. As a Veteran of an earlier time , I am disgusted with Politicians who are so anxious to send our young men into such stupid situations. We go into places like Iraq, Afganistan, and on and on. Time to stop,they don't appreciate our help and resume their tribal murders when we leave. I don't want see my Grandsons used for the Politicans idiotic schemes

  18. 4 out of 5

    Eileen E Cartwright

    Journey to the past I have read other books about Vietnam but I found this one to be especially meaningful. It was not political not either anti or pro the war. Jerry Horton used it as a way to make peace with his past giving as honest and accurate and comprehensive account of his experiences as possible.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Mary Emmick

  20. 4 out of 5

    John Schettler

  21. 5 out of 5

    James Long

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sally Lawrence

  23. 5 out of 5

    Timothy J.

  24. 4 out of 5

    ed johnson

  25. 4 out of 5

    Michael Terrell

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rodney Haneline

  27. 5 out of 5

    Carleen Yelton

  28. 4 out of 5

    Richard A. Carroll

  29. 4 out of 5

    mkallan martin

  30. 4 out of 5

    W R HILLIER

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