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

Soldier Nicknames in The Nam


When serving during the Vietnam War, many of us were unaware of the real names of our fellow soldiers in the bush; the exception being those extremely close to us.  Our fatigues were… Continue reading

Former Nam Cobra Pilot Gives Heartfelt Speech at ASA Reunion


Published with the permission of Robin Woo. Angry Skipper Association, Inc. (D Co. 2/8th Cav, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) 65-72) recently held their Vietnam Veteran Reunion / banquet in Myrtle Beach on May… Continue reading

I know you from somewhere…


by Jon Davis, Sergeant of Marines. Fought in Iraq during OIF. Amateur military historian.  When I went through boot camp, upon enlisting with the United States Marine Corps, I had this one drill instructor. Every… Continue reading

50 years later, Vietnam War’s first MOH recipient remembers


Medal of Honor recipient, U.S. Army Capt. Roger Donlon, was the first U.S. servicemember to be awarded the medal for actions during the Vietnam War. By Lauren Sage Reinlie Northwest Florida Daily News,… Continue reading

Vietnam: Looking Back – At The Facts


1 Jun 01 © By: K. G. Sears, Ph.D., with permission – Ron Leonard (http://www.25thAviation.org) One reason America’s agonizing perception of “Vietnam” will not go away, is because that perception is wrong. It’s… Continue reading

Eight things you’ll learn from this book


  Readers – CAN YOU ADD TO THIS LIST??? If you have not yet read this book and want to learn more – go here for ordering information:  I want a copy If… Continue reading

Vietnam War – Common Myths Dispelled


Credit: Capt. Marshal Hanson, USNR (Ret.) and Capt. Scott Beaton, Statistical Source    Myth: Common belief is that most Vietnam veterans were drafted. Fact: 2/3 of the men who served in Vietnam were volunteers.… Continue reading

Khe Sanh Video – Before / During / After the siege


PHOTOGRAPHED BY ALL THE SERVICES, THIS FILM RECOUNTS THE VICTORY OF AMERICAN AND ALLIED FORCES IN THIS MOST IMPORTANT SINGLE BATTLE OF THE VIETNAM WAR. BEGINS BY HIGHLIGHTING THE MILITARY AND POLITICAL HISTORY… Continue reading

Brothers in War – 9th Division in Vietnam


Great video following Charlie Co. 4/47th, 9th Infantry Division during the Vietnam War 1966 – 1966.  The soldiers trained together in Kansas and then left for Vietnam together as a company in 1966.… Continue reading

Why There Are So Few POWs From Today’s Wars


A 2009 snapshot of video footage that appeared on a Taliban-affiliated website, showing a man who claimed to be Bowe Bergdahl (Reuters) Bowe Bergdahl, the last captive American soldier from the conflicts in Iraq… Continue reading