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

When Vietnam Veterans Felt the Love

So much has transpired during the 60’s and 70’s, a new generation was born and being a Vietnam Veteran was extremely unpopular during that time.  Thousands of stories have been told of their treatment… Continue reading

Music During the Vietnam War

The Vietnam conflict has been called “America’s first rock-and-roll war” because of the predominance of rock music that permeated the American experience there. As draft quotas were raised and deferment and exemption loopholes… Continue reading

Treatment of Vietnam Veterans After the War

I first came in contact with Lisa Pett after she posted a comment to one of my blog articles about vets coming home after Vietnam.  She said she was writing a school paper… Continue reading

Vietnam: The loss of American innocence?

By Terry Leonard, Stars and Stripes As fellow troopers aid wounded comrades, the first sergeant of A Company, 101st Airborne Division, guides a medevac helicopter through the jungle foliage to pick up casualties… Continue reading

The Final Toast

They once were among the most universally admired and revered men in the United States .. There were 80 of the Raiders in April 1942, when they carried out one of the most… Continue reading

Dazed and Confused (Guest Blog)

I’d like to introduce my guest writer, Jim Cain, who wrote this narrative some years ago and finding it quite cathartic.  He was drafted in 1969 and served in Vietnam from 1/70 through 12/70… Continue reading

Excerpt from “The Quiet Australians”

Let me introduce my guest blogger, Paul Murphy, an Australian Vietnam Veteran and author of  ‘The Quiet Australians Saints and Sinners’ .   Paul was kind enough to provide a chapter from his… Continue reading

Memories of my visit at the 24th Evac Hospital

Let me introduce my guest blogger, Norm McDonald.  He is a grandpa, great grandpa, an old soldier, old railroad worker…and even did a little bricklaying once.  He last worked as a Medical Technologist and retired… Continue reading

10 things every Veteran should know about Agent Orange

1. Agent Orange was a herbicide and defoliant used in Vietnam Agent Orange was a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed from 1962 to 1971 during the Vietnam War to remove… Continue reading

Rescue in Laos

Let me introduce Capt. Gary L. Bain USMC (Ret) who is the author of this guest article.  He joined the United States Marine Corps. Attended boot camp at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit… Continue reading