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  • Author:
    Delano Cummings
  • ISBN:
    0965185834
  • ISBN13:
    978-0965185837
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  • Publisher:
    Signal Tree Pubns; First edition (May 1, 1998)
  • Pages:
    278 pages
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    Military
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Moon Dash Warrior is the personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina. This is an excellant factual history of the events in Vietnam from the grunts point of view

Moon Dash Warrior is the personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina. This is an excellant factual history of the events in Vietnam from the grunts point of view. As an USMC veteran of the exact time period and present on several of the operations described in this book, I can attest to the authenticity of the material presented. Written is a very readable manner that was both interesting and entertaining. It would be interesting to meet the author to "shoot the bull" at the slop shute or the scuttlebutt.

Moon Dash Warrior book. Moon Dash Warrior is the personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina, who, inspired by simple patriotism and a straightforward devotion to duty, grew up to become a United States Marine in Vietnam.

Moon Dash Warrior is the personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina, who, inspired by simple patriotism and . .

The Story of an American Indian in Vietnam, a Marine from the Land of the Lumbee. Published May 1998 by Signal Tree Pubns. There's no description for this book yet.

Personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina. He served three tours with the Marines in Vietnam, from 1966-1971, one with the infantry as part of Second Battalion, First Marines, and two with elite recon units.

Delano Cummings, the author of "Moon Dash Warrior: The Story of an American Indian in Vietnam, a Marine from the Land of the Lumbee". Adolph L. Dial, a historian and advocate for American Indian rights who spent 30 years as a professor of American History and American Indian Studies at Pembroke State University, North Carolina, and served as a North Carolina state senator and spokesperson for full Federal recognition of the Lumbee.

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The Song of Hiawatha is based on the legends and stories of many North American Indian tribes, but especially those of the Ojibway Indians of northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. They were collected by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, the reknowned historian, pioneer explorer, and geologist. He was superintendent of Indian affairs for Michigan from 1836 to 1841.

Thus, the folk tale about the warrior woman Hua Mulan stayed alive in people’s . A bannerstone is an enigmatic Native American artifact found in the eastern United States

Thus, the folk tale about the warrior woman Hua Mulan stayed alive in people’s memories. Ghost Marriages: Love For the Living and the Deceased. Many variations of the story say that when Mulan returned home she discovered that her father passed away. She is also depicted in these folk tales as haunted by her experiences on the battlefield. A bannerstone is an enigmatic Native American artifact found in the eastern United States.

The Lumbee Tribe was recognized as a Native American tribe by the United States Congress in 1956, under conditions .

According to the 2000 United States Census report, 89% of the population of the town of Pembroke, North Carolina, identify as Lumbee; 40% of Robeson County's population identify as Lumbee. The earliest European document referring to Indian communities in the area of the Lumber River is a map prepared in 1725 by John Herbert, the English commissioner of Indian trade for the Wineau Factory on the Black River.

Moon Dash Warrior is the personal story of Delano Cummings, a young Lumbee Indian from Robeson County, North Carolina, who, inspired by simple patriotism and a straightforward devotion to duty, grew up to become a United States Marine in Vietnam. Delano served three tours in Vietnam, one with the infantry as part of Second Battalion, First Marines, and two with an elite recon unit. During the 37 months that made up his personal war, this young Marine fought both the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese in the mountains, jungles, rice paddies and valleys of South Vietnam. Relying on the training of his childhood as a Lumbee Indian, it did not take him long to learn to track his enemy in the woods and fields they called home. He also came to respect and learn from his enemy. Told simply and courageously, Moon Dash Warrior, is, in the end, the starkly real and very moving account of the difficult but honorable trail one proud, young, American Indian warrior determined to follow to its end.

Mustard Forgotten
I have written a book about Viet Nam myself and read every one on the subject I can find. Since I spent a year in combat, I am familiar with many aspects of war. I found this book well written and very informative. The writer tells his story simply, directly, without any unnecessary frills or distractions. You walk with him in the rice paddies and jungle, and you share his terror, grief, and anger. He invites you into a very special place, the mind of a man in combat, and you will not be disappointed if you like to read about such things. The book now resides on the left side of the top shelf in my bookcase, in my place of honor for books I really enjoy. I want to be able to find it easily, for I will be rereading this book often through the years.
invasion
This is an excellant factual history of the events in Vietnam from the grunts point of view. As an USMC veteran of the exact time period and present on several of the operations described in this book, I can attest to the authenticity of the material presented. Written is a very readable manner that was both interesting and entertaining. It would be interesting to meet the author to "shoot the bull" at the slop shute or the scuttlebutt.

Semper Fi to Delano.
Mr_KiLLaURa
I enjoyed the story
Malodred
Moon Dash Warrior is an admirable account of harrowing experiences from one of our best and bravest. There is nothing glamorous, or exaggerated in these stories, they are quite matter-of-fact and true-to-life. It's not literature or historically analytical, but as a memoir it reads like an important first person account, and a source.
asAS
This is a must read if you are interested in learning about the combat experience. I borrowed this book from a friend that I play poker with who is a Lumbee Indian. His name is Van Wilkins and he's mentioned briefly in this book and is a lifelong friend of the author. I am a Navy vet and I have read a number of war accounts as I appreciate and respect our vets and those currently serving in the armed forces. I wasnt sure what to expect from this book, as it wasnt written by an experienced author, but I was quickly drawn into the story. Sgt. Delano Cummings has a way of telling of his experiences in a refreshingly honest manner. There are no agendas in this account of his experiences in Vietnam except to put us readers in his shoes, as much as that is possible. He recounts the embarrassments, the triumphs and failures unflinchingly. He saw some serious action in Vietnam and lots of it. Three tours worth, both as a grunt marine and with the elite Marine Force Recon. It is a fascinating look into the mindset of this courageous man as he dealt with the humor, excitement, fear, horror, camaraderie and pain of warfare.
Linn
Title: Moon Dash Warrior
Author(s): Delano Cummings
Translator(s): N/A
Language(s): English
Pages: 266
Summary Review
Cummings' book, Moon Dash Warrior, is a tale best summed up by a quote from page 166, "The VC did terrible things to the people. The South Vietnamese Army did terrible things to the people. The Americans did terrible things to the people. It was war." The book is not one describing how the United States government made the author do horrible things, or an account of how the war was just (as many Vietnam accounts are), but rather, a realistic account of the feelings and mindset the author had when fighting. In addition to the text, there is an index and several pages of black and white photos. The details of combat and names of operations appear to be accurate as well as the names of other soldiers. There are few problems with the editing, but the writing style wanders somewhat, resulting in long stories at times, and at other times seemingly random memories. However, the book is a very interesting read that shows not only the good and not only the bad, but rather, the reality of Vietnam. This book is strongly recommended for anyone interested in Vietnam, war, or war and the individual.
In-Depth Review
Delano Cummings presents in his book `Moon Dash Warrior' a unique and compelling account of the thoughts, feelings, and actions of a Marine. The editing was slightly incomplete, but well done by modern standards. The account of life during the Vietnam War is somewhat sporadic, sometimes going from a long, detailed story about a certain incident to a short and unrelated memory about something else. Generally, however, each component is relevant to the overall tale and helps the reader gain a better understanding of what it is like during war. Accompanying the text are several pages of related pictures and an index.
The book describes the experiences of the author from his initial entrance into the Vietnam War until his retirement from the Marine Corps. Cummings describes in a rich and well written manner the toils and emotions that were inherent in the conflict. One of the most valuable aspects of the text is the rare and unique look into the actual mind of the soldier. In many modern accounts of soldiers in war, the author tends to lean to the side either that war is horrible and they were made to do it, or that war is a great thing that is needed and should not be questioned. What the author of this book does is paint the picture as it is, rather than bright and colorful, or in dark shades of grey.
While the editing job was well done, the greatest issue with this book is the manner in which the author recounts his experiences. While every bit of text is extremely valuable, the way that the author puts it together is somewhat rickety and jagged. While each story flows smoothly and without needing to reread to understand it, the individual stories themselves are placed somewhat oddly and are difficult to transition to at times. This is because the author will describe in detail one operation, but then suddenly switch over to a brief description of an event that did not relate to the previous story. Also, the author has a tendency to repeat certain phrases throughout the book.
Overall, `Moon Dash Warrior' is an involving read that brings the reader into the war. While the order of the stories is somewhat haphazard, and the ending somewhat abrupt, the book is highly recommended for those looking to read a true account of adventure, war, Vietnam, or the individual in war.
Doomredeemer
I had the opportunity to meet Delano Cummings at the Lincoln Monument in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2000. He was selling this book next to the booths selling bracelets for MIA soldiers and POW's. He is an incredible man. His presence is inspiring. His book is even more inspiring. This is a moving account of war and warfare. Cummings takes the reader into his experience and makes the reader understand the emotions that came with his experiences during the Vietnam War. This is one of the most moving books I have ever read.
I met Mr. Cummings in Washington, DC during the summer of 2002 when my parents and I were visiting the Lincoln Memorial. I bought a copy of his book which he graciously autographed for me. The book was quickly finished on the train ride back to Illinois and re-read over and over again. The world needs more heroes like Delano Cummings.