Two books by Gustav Hasford online. The Short-timers and its sequel, The Phantom Blooper.
“Hasford was, by Herr’s own description, ‘a scary man, a big, haunted marine’, whom Kubrick was determined to meet. ‘I advised him against it,’ recalls Herr. ‘I told Stanley I didn’t think they’d get on.’ Kubrick insisted, Hasford duly came over to Britain and there was a dinner during which Kubrick passed Herr a note saying: ‘I can’t deal with this man.’ From then on, Hasford was dismissed from the maestro’s presence. ” (from http://www.theguardian.com/books/2000/jul/16/film)
the short-timers pdf at http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/i2l/shorttimers.pdf
the phantom blooper html at http://msuweb.montclair.edu/~furrg/Vietnam/blooperall.html