The untold stories of troops serving miles away from the battlefront
Short, fast paced teaser – OUR VINES HAVE BORNE NO FRUIT The Japanese fighter’s machine guns scorched like hot coal in his eyes as untested co-pilot Lt. Robert Halbertson struggled to keep the burning B-25 in the air and save himself and his crew from the hell of a tropical jungle crash. Finding themselves trapped within the depths of a deadly enemy infested rainforest help will come from the insurgent Viet Ming forces and so would begin Halbertson’s journey from a young, inexperienced army pilot to the pinnacles of a passionate love from a beautiful, Vietnamese Doctor and a secret they will share for 28 years. From the war that lasted far too long until the final peace accord in Paris Major Gen Robert Habertson must find a way forward for his country, his family, and the uninhibited love he could never relinquish from the depths within his soul. The book can be purchased via online at amazon or Barnes and Noble
How did a runt from an impoverished Illinois farm family come to be a sensitive, but highly trained killer? Why wasn't he decorated? How did he live through so many horrors of war in both overt and covert actions? Why did he become a deserter and how was he never charged? How did he obtain Australian citizenship, serve in that country's army? What covert operation saw him badly wounded, deep in North Vietnam? How did he meet and eventually marry a beautiful, rich and clever girl?
“A compelling true story of high school classmates, the Vietnam War, and the complexities of life thereafter, The Boys of St. Joe’s ’65 in the Vietnam War recounts the valor of these brave American heroes who, having worn our nation’s uniform with honor and dignity overseas, returned to a country mired by protests, mistreatment, and something far less than a hero’s welcome. If you haven’t thanked a Vietnam veteran for his or her service, you’ll want to do so after reading this book.” — SENATOR BOB DOLE
Taking Baghdad is the only history of Operation Iraqi Freedom written by a Marine who actually served in the war. This book is for the soldier as it is for the civilian, and for the historian as it is for the young who need to understand war. So much more than history, the audience will keep Taking Baghdad on their shelves because of its personality, a deep connection with the author as he takes you on a journey through the desert, history and combat, context and strategy, tactics and even poetry; it will leave you speechless.
As we approach Christmas, I'm reflecting on what this time of year means to me and my family. It was December 1967 when my brother Joe wrote his last letter to me, asking that I enlist San Mateo, CA, to adopt his unit -- the Army's famed #101stAirborne #ScreamingEagles -- so their morale could "soar as high as the clouds." That was Joe's final Christmas. One year later, I traveled to #Vietnam to spend Christmas with Joe's unit, where I became the adopted "sis" to all the brothers Joe left behind, and where I fell in love with my husband Steve. This is my book, but it is THEIR story. Everyone we lost in Vietnam. Everyone who came home. Everyone who has continued to serve. This book is for all of you. I hope I have done you proud.
It was late November, recognized as one of the coldest periods to be on a ship near Alaska. The Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis had run aground during a severe storm and was taking on water. Temporarily patching the hole, the ship attempted to sail toward safer waters when all hell broke loose from an even more violent storm. The patch broke free, and the engine room began to fill with water, soon disabling the engines. Out on the deck, the crew was taking a pounding from mother nature. The ship was taking severe rolls from the wind and the high seas; at one time, struck with a sixty-degree roll. Communicating with each other was extremely difficult or impossible due to the environment; crewmembers had to rely on training and instinct to perform their jobs. The water level in the engine room was the same as outside, all engines were dead, no fresh water, with very little cooking. Combined with the exhaustive and lengthy working conditions in the filthy water, the lack of hot water, and heat, crewmember sanitation needs were severely ‘lacking.’ Captain Wooley surveyed the situation: the engine room was flooded, resulting in the loss of power; ‘mountainous seas’ and gale force winds were pounding the Jarvis, and freezing working conditions had caused several of the crewmen to show signs of sickness. To make matters worse, the ship was floating toward a rocky coastline that would destroy it and probably kill most, if not all, of the men. With the ship in peril, Captain Wooley ordered an emergency message be sent to the Seventeenth Coast Guard District Office in Juneau requesting Coast Guard assistance. Within minutes, the District office replied there were no Coast Guard assets near enough to provide immediate help. At 7:04 pm, for one of the few times in Coast Guard history, a ‘MAYDAY’ call for help would come from a Coast Guard vessel.
Action-packed stories of helicopter combat in the Vietnam War, highlighting the incredible pilots and crew members.
The humorous adventures of two draftees trained as combat medics and sent off to set up a field hospital in South Vietnam. Includes tales of their encounters with numerous celebrities including James Garner, Robert Mitchum, Martha Raye, Mike Wallace, Chuck Connors, Ann Landers, Henry Fonda, Billy Graham and Nancy Sinatra.
Alone In The Light - Hoosier Veteran Writes Novel Drawing Attention To PTSD, TBI, And Veteran Suicide
How do you go on after the worst day in your life? 6,000 miles away from the explosion in Iraq that took his leg, Josh Carpenter struggles to reclaim his former life as a college student. Mary Fischer, a civilian for the first time in years, strikes out on her own to create a new, independent life away from the army, and her controlling mother. The last time Josh saw Mary, his National Guard unit was leaving Camp Wolf, headed north to the war in Iraq. The last time Mary saw Josh, he was unconscious, covered in blood, and headed for a hospital in Germany. On the campus of Indiana University, Josh and Mary's paths move ever closer to a reunion that could help ease the nightmares and heal old wounds... or make them worse.