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About the author:
In May of 2003, I received an email from another Marine Vietnam veteran. He asked me what unit I was with and where I was stationed in Vietnam. I responded by saying that I had spent about ten months at Con Thien, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) in 1967-68. I quickly received an email reply from him saying "No, you weren't". At that moment I knew I was wrong. It turned out he was also with 2/1 and said we only stayed at that base 77 days. I realized that he was right and I didn't remember much about my nearly 13 month tour in Vietnam.
Through the wonders of the internet and letters sent home, I began a search for those I had served with in order to find out where I had been and what I had done during that time.
In July 2008, five of us from our combat squad gathered at the Oregon coast and easily renewed our bond. It was as if we had just seen each other, yet it had been over 40 years. This meeting helped me regain some of my lost memory, spurred me to write this book and share our story of being in war in a country so far away, at such a young age.
After exiting the Marine Corps, I returned to college and received my Bachelor of Science degree, in Business. I worked in the area of sales/sales management in the medical and industrial area, both domestically and internationally until my retirement in 2005.
I continue to enjoy a day on the golf course with friends or working in my wood shop. My passion is spending time sailing in the Caribbean. My favorite time is spending the day with the grandkids and family. My love is my wife.
No Place To Hide
Follow ten young Marines of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines in 1967-68, as they fought against the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army near the Demilitarized Zone at Quang Tri, Con Thien, Khe Sanh and elsewhere in the jungles and rice paddies of Vietnam.
The stories of these Marines include depictions of bravery and cowardice along with a sense of the misery of often being exhausted, wet, hungry and thirsty.
These men also discuss their transitions to civilian life and their efforts to come to terms with their experiences.
- Publication Date:
- 1480046078 / 9781480046078
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8" x 10"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- History / Military / Vietnam War