What this Website is About


Initially, I created this wesite to introduce my book – “Cherries” – which was published in April, 2010.  However, since then, it has become a collection of articles, pages, and videos relating to… Continue reading

Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel is available from these great websites:


Cherries – A Vietnam War novel as seen through the eyes of an eighteen year old “virgin” Infantry Soldier. He is afraid, naive and innocent upon his arrival, and must learn the ropes quickly to survive. After coming under enemy fire and witnessing death firsthand, his mind-numbing journey will begin; his knowledge, experience and confidence will grow, he is still afraid of dying, and months later completes the transition to battle-hardened veteran.

Sample First Six Chapters (written & audiobook)


The first six chapters of Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel (revised edition) are posted on “Scribd” as a free sample for all to read. If you haven’t purchased the book yet, please… Continue reading

10 American Patriotic Songs / Videos


Another Veteran’s Day is fast approaching!  After a searching through dozens of patriotic videos on Youtube, I’ve captured ten that I like the best and posted them below for your viewing – most… Continue reading

Vietnamese family reconnects with sailors who rescued them


This article was originally published in the “Stars and Stripes” on October 5, 2014. By Jennifer Hlad SAN DIEGO — Lien Nguyen joked that her husband was drifting off a bit during the… Continue reading

Thousands Still Risk Torture For Helping U.S. in Vietnam War


BY KAMALA KELKAR, GLOBALPOSTBANGKOK, Thailand — For 24-year-old Pa Kou Vang, home is a shared room in the heaving alleys of Bangkok where she shields herself with silence so locals don’t hear her… Continue reading

Short-Timer – The Many Firsts of a Vietnam Combat Vet


By: SPC Richard S. Bergquist I first received this story in early August when a friend of mine emailed it to me with a note saying that it was rather unique and worth… Continue reading

52 Vets Recount Incidents Not Funny at the Time, but laughable Today!


Several weeks ago, I posted the following statement on my Facebook timeline:  “Recount an incident from your days in the service that wasn’t funny at the time, but makes you laugh today” –… Continue reading

Vietnam War: Good Luck Charms and Superstition


How many soldiers going to war believed in the magic of good luck charms and superstitions?  Seemed like everybody carried something in Vietnam as a talisman – an object representing protection and survival.… Continue reading

Twelve Things You May Not Know About The Film “Platoon”.


BY JOEL STICE / #FASCINATING FACTS Article originally published on “UPROXX Movies” on 9-03-2014 Today is Charlie Sheen’s 49th birthday. I have no idea how many porn stars will be in attendance or how… Continue reading

Inside The Vietnamese Government’s Haunting War Museum That Portrays America As The Enemy


by COREY ADWAR Originally printed in Business Outsider on AUG. 25, 2014 The Vietnamese government-run War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is one of Vietnam’s most popular museums.… Continue reading

RT @DigitalBkToday “CHERRIES is a Weekl


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My Personal Library of War Books & Reviews


Since publishing “Cherries” four years ago, I learned how important reviews and ratings are to both authors and potential readers.  As a result, I began writing book reviews on Amazon dot com for… Continue reading