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 in Vietnam, where did you go on R&R?


Originally posted on Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel:
During the Vietnam War, each soldier qualified for one week of R&R (rest and relaxation) at an approved destination outside of Vietnam.  Those places…

Tunnel Rats in Vietnam


This story originally appeared in:  Thebrigade.com on January 14, 2016 by Chuck My FB friend, Richard Bradley, recently posted the link to this story on his page with the following note: Me and… Continue reading

Vietnam Veteran Died With No Family to Lay Him to Rest. Watch what happened…


US Vietnam Veteran Died With No Family to Lay Him to Rest.  Just Watch What Happens on the Day of His Funeral.  Posted in TheBlaze.com on Dec. 18, 2015  by Dave Urbanski James… Continue reading

Mail Call in Vietnam – Dear John…


Originally posted on Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel:
When military personnel are away from their family for extended periods of time, the most treasured gift they can receive is mail – a…

What’s the Significance of the “Missing Man Table?”


MISSING MAN TABLE & HONORS CEREMONY As you entered the room, you may have noticed a special table; it is reserved to honor our missing men. Set for six, the empty chairs represent… Continue reading

Photographs from Vietnam That Changed a Veteran’s Life


This article was originally written by Lily Rothman @lilyrothman and published on the TIME – History website on April 27, 2015.  Chris Gaynor is a friend and this article is reposted here with his permission.… Continue reading

How much do you know about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and its Sentinels?


Interesting facts about the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the sentinels of the United States Infantry Regiment “Old Guard” How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb… Continue reading

Vietnam Vet visits Parents of friend Lost during the War


Here is a guest article written by Bob Schneider on 25 Sep 1999… On Aug 24, 1968, at about 1:30 A.M. my buddy Ray Spinler from Medford, Minnesota, got killed in Vietnam near the Ben… Continue reading

Christmas during the Vietnam War


Originally posted on Cherries – A Vietnam War Novel:
To all my friends, family, military brothers and sisters: THANK YOU for all your support of this website during the past year!  I look…

A Different Christmas Poem


The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light, I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight. My wife was asleep, her head on my chest, My daughter beside me, angelic… Continue reading