This is What Hell Looks Like

Life as a Bomb Disposal Specialist During the Vietnam War

Stuart Allan Steinberg

Steinberg relates life as a bomb disposal specialist during the Vietnam War, cleaning up the worst U.S. nerve gas disaster and surviving the constant threats of modern warfare .
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
Color and B&W photographs
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781625450654
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.15 inches
Stock Status : In stock


From 1967–1971, Stuart Steinberg served in the U.S. Army as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist. In January 1968, he was sent to Dugway Proving Grounds in Utah, where chemical and biological weaponry was stockpiled, staying there until July 1968. Steinberg was involved in helping to clean up the worst nerve gas disaster in American history on March 13, 1968. As a result, he volunteered to serve in Vietnam from September 4, 1968 to March 24, 1970. This is What Hell Looks Like explores the difficult and traumatic situations faced by Steinberg and his teammates across their time in Vietnam. This volume also examines the causes and consequences of post-traumatic stress disorder though Steinberg's honest account of his experiences, including his subsequent addiction to prescription painkillers. Documenting Steinberg's personal journey through "Hell," his account casts further light on life during the Vietnam War.

About The Author

Stuart Steinberg served as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist in the U.S. Army from 1967–1971, including eighteen months in Vietnam. He has a law degree, an advanced law degree, and taught at the Georgetown University Law Center. He retired in 2004 after twenty-three years as a public defender and capital defense investigator. Since then, he has served as a volunteer service officer for Vietnam Veterans of America, assisting veterans with claims for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is on the board of directors of the National EOD Association and the National Veterans Rights Association.

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