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

Thanksgiving Day 1970 / In-Country R&R 1971


I’d like to introduce Mr. Norm McDonald and also thank him for contributing these two memories of Vietnam.  Most of his time in Vietnam was spent with the 5/7 Cav. 1970 – 1971,… Continue reading

Balls of Fire (Guest Blog)


I’d like to introduce former U. S. Air Force pilot Captain George E. Nolly.  Thank you for contributing this article – a very interesting story by an excellent writer.  It was originally published… Continue reading

I’m Looking for Guest Bloggers


Do you have a short story to tell about your Vietnam War experience?  Something funny, personal, frightening, enlightening or special about a “Brother in Arms” that fellow veterans, friends and interested citizens might… Continue reading

What is the Most Fortified Military Location in the World?


by Andrew Warinner, Switzerland is the most fortified region of the world.  Surprised? Up until recently, all Swiss houses had a nuclear shelter complete with air filtration system, food supplies, chemical toilets and bunks. Apartment… Continue reading

How did it feel to be a Cherry in Vietnam?


Let me preface this post by saying that over 2.5 million U.S. men and women served in Vietnam during the time period of 1959 – 1975. However, only 10% of the total were in… Continue reading

Mother Nature vs the Infantry Soldier in Vietnam


Cherries – a must read for those who want to really know what it was like to be a soldier in the Vietnam war.

Zippo Lighters from the Vietnam War


One of the icons of the Vietnam War is the Zippo lighter.  Sure they are wind-proof and guaranteed by the manufacturer to light every time – if it didn’t, it was replaced for… Continue reading

Best Vietnam war movies – Part 2


 Hello Everyone!  Happy New Year – 2015! SEE BELOW IN RED… Vietnam War movies can almost be counted as a genre on their own–there are so many of them.  This list contains the… Continue reading

Christmas during the Vietnam War


To all my friends, family, military brothers and sisters: THANK YOU for all your support of this website during the past year!  I look forward to 2015 – many new articles and pictures… Continue reading

My Grandfather’s War (Guest Article)


70 Years ago to the day, Bryan Campbell’s grandfather, Ronald G. Gallie, was captured by German forces during the Battle of the Bulge. Here, we publish Gallie’s notes from his time as a… Continue reading