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

Lost to history: the Canadians who fought in Vietnam

50 years since the U.S. ground war began, there’s a push to remember the 134 Canadians killed By Chris Corday, CBC News Posted: Nov 10, 2015 5:00 AM PT Last Updated: Nov 11, 2015… Continue reading

Veteran’s Day Special Report from WGN-TV

Hey everyone, this is the story that appeared on WGN News on Veterans Day, 2015.   I traveled to Chicago in August and interviewed with Sarah – portions are included in this video.… Continue reading

A Lasting Memory of Vietnam (Guest Blog)

My friend, Duke Barrett is the author of  “The Wall of Broken Dreams” and had recently posted this story on one of the Facebook Veteran Groups. It is posted below with his permission… Continue reading

Suicide Mission (Guest blog)

Suicide Mission Ty Carter fought in Afghanistan and became a hero. Now he has one more enemy to fight: PTSD. BY YOCHI DREAZEN PORTRAITS BY IAN ALLEN  SPECIALIST TY CARTER LAY IN BED,… Continue reading

A Lovely Day in the A Shau Valley (Guest Blog)

Originally posted on Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel:
by H. Lee Barnes – Article originally published in 1997 by Clackamas Literary Review, in print and on the web at clackamasliteraryreview.com.  Pictures from…

Ghost Warriors (Guest Blog)

Ghost Warriors by: TJ McGinley Tiger Force Recon 1/327/101st Abn. Div. Vietnam 1968-1969© Copyright 2009     This article originally appeared on the following website:  http://www.war-stories.com/ and is printed here with the permission of… Continue reading

Operation Dewey Canyon – Sappers Attack Marines on FSB Cunningham

By Michael R. Conroy – All photos were obtained on the internet and inserted into this article by John Podlaski. The mission of Operation Dewey Canyon was clear — disrupt and destroy enemy logistics in… Continue reading

The Story of the POW/MIA Flag

Newt Heisley, with the POW/MIA flag he designed. (Copyright Don Jones Photography) *Heisley planned to add color to the black-and-white image, but those ideas were dropped Article by Marc Leepson. You see it… Continue reading

Heroes of the Vietnam Generation

USMC Platoon Leader Vietnam By James Webb Personal pics of James Webb in Vietnam The rapidly disappearing cohort of Americans that endured the Great Depression and then fought World War II is receiving… Continue reading

Meaning of Coins Left on a Soldier’s Grave

You may have visited a cemetery before and may have seen a headstone with coins on it.  Do you know why?  This article descrives the meaning of placing a coin on the grave… Continue reading