Bury Him by Doug Chamberlain

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bury Him is one of the most heartbreaking memoirs I have read recently. I was so invested in Doug Chamberlain’s story and I felt every single emotion that he described throughout his story. It’s a war story that shows the lifelong impact of war time events on soldiers.

Doug Chamberlain did an excellent job of writing his story. I felt the entire book was well-written and I appreciated his honest, open expression of his feelings and the events he had to endure. I liked that this story offered a view of this war from a soldier’s eye. This war was before my time, so it is one I only have books like this to learn from.

The candid story that Doug provides is one that will pull at your heart and make you want to reach out and give him a hug. It cover’s Doug’s time during the Vietnam War as well as the post-war emotions and events in his life. This book is going to stay with me for a long time, and I am so glad I got the chance to read it!

Content Warnings:

This is a very emotional read that covers the horrors of war and the PTSD in the aftermath. This could be a trigger for people.

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Bury Him to readers that memoirs that really dig into the feelings and emotions of the author. This is also a good read for people that enjoy real-life war time stories.

Where to Find This Book:

Bury Him by Doug Chamberlain is available at these sites.

Kindle | Amazon | Goodreads | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | Author Website


In this frank, engaging memoir, Captain Chamberlain chronicles the missions, personal courage and sacrifice of the Marines he was privileged to command; painfully recalls the unspeakable order he and his Marines were forced to obey; and the cover-up which followed.

Nearly four decades later, Captain Chamberlain makes right what was wrong; brings closure to the family of a fallen and abandoned warrior; and attempts to put to rest the guilt which plagued his military career and life.

Unlike most books on the Viet Nam War, this book is written at a tactical level by a Marine Company Commander who was there.

Just the Facts:

Bury Him by Doug Chamberlain
Genre: Memoir
Page Count: 348 pages
Publisher: Love the West Publications LLC
Pub Date: November 2019

Doug Chamberlain, the grandson of homesteaders in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, grew up with the “country values” instilled in him in the rural environment of a very small community. Even though there were only 10 students in his high school graduating class, several of his classmates pursued careers, public service, and military service that took them to various locations around the world. .

His rural values and the foundational reinforcement of those values at the University of Wyoming and John Brown University proved to be tested in their entirety when he became a Marine Infantry Officer in the Viet Nam War.

His life changing experiences in that war proved to haunt him during his search to solve a mystery that spanned 50 years…and Bury Him details the sordid facts and the horrible truth that had eluded him.


I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

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