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

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

Special Services in Vietnam

Thanks to Rich Morawa and Joseph Welsh “First with the Most” FIRST LOGISTICAL COMMAND MAGAZINE . I’ve copied several pages from the magazine that I thought would be of equal interest to all… Continue reading

Military Bases in Vietnam 1963 – 1975 (REVISED)

Revision 1: This posting is a revision for the one written below.  It appears that the person responsible for creating this page, Ray Smith, stopped updating it in 2007.  However, my friend, Ray… Continue reading

Musings from Vietnam (Guest blog)

Let me introduce Joseph Welsh.  He served in Vietnam 1967- 68 and was stationed at The 8th Radio Research Field Station, (Trai Bac Station) located on Highway 1, Phu Bai, Vietnam (Republic Of).  They were… 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