A few years back with my late friend Dennis and his jeep “Trau Dien” (Crazy Buffalo)

Welcome to Joe’s website!

To my Chinese guests; 歡迎 (fòonying),  To my Filipino guests; Mabuhay,

To my German guests; willkommen,  To My Iranian guests; Khosh Amadid

To my Vietnamese guests; chào mừng, To my Italian guests; Benvenuti

To my Ukrainian guests; Прошу, to my Russian guests; Добро пожаловать

To my French guests: Bienvenue, To my Turkish guests; hosh gel-din-iz

To my Spanish guests: Bienvenido, To my Indian guests; (நல்வரவு).

To my Swedish guests: Välkommen, To my Korean guests; 천만에요,

To my Polish guests; Witamy, To my Japanese guests; いらっしゃりませ,

To my Thai guests; ยินดีต้อนรับ, To my Portuguese guests; Bem-vindo

 To my Jewish guests; בברכה

Joe Campolo Jr is an award winning author, poet and public speaker. A United States Air Force Vietnam War veteran, Joe belongs to the VFW, The American Legion, and the Kenosha Area Vietnam Vets (KAVV).

Joe started writing at an early age, penning fantasies inspired by Jack O Brien, Twain, and others. He wrote several articles for military newspapers while serving in the Air Force. Joe holds an Associate Degree in Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in business . During his career in engineering and procurement, Joe wrote many articles for corporate newsletters.

Joe’s interests are very diverse; he played two musical instruments in his youth and holds a red belt in Taekwondo.

At the encouragement of his late mother, Joe started writing books and short stories. His short stories, often humorous, cover many topics and many are on this websites blog. Joe is a feature writer for the Military Writer’s Society of America (MWSA); many of Joe’s short stories have reached publication there and in other magazines as well.

Joe’s first published book The Kansas NCO is a historical novel about a black market operation during the Vietnam War. The award winning book was hugely popular and, at the request of his readers, he wrote his second published book Back To The World, the sequel to The Kansas NCO. Back To The World has been extremely popular also, and Joe is planning another book for a trilogy in the series.

***We hope to have book three of the trilogy out before summer 2018!***


Joe lives in Kenosha, Wisconsin with his wife Ann. Joe and Ann have two children and two grandchildren. Joe enjoys traveling, fishing, spending time with his family and writing.

Joe’s books can be purchased on Amazon and many other on-line book sellers. For an autographed copy, contact Joe via email through the contact page or through Facebook. Pick up a copy of Joe’s books and find out why so many people are talking about them.


Joe’s website currently averages seventy thousand visits a month; if you have a worthy cause (not for profit) and would like your link on Joe’s website, send an email through the contact page, (thank you for all of the amazing emails he has received). 

If you have a comment or question for me, send an email through the contact page. You can also comment on individual blog stories through the individual blog page. Thanks for visiting my website.   ~ Joe