Three Wars, the third book in The Kansas NCO trilogy, will be out by early summer, 2018!







The Kansas NCO

The Kansas NCO is an intriguing story about a black market operation during the Vietnam War. Rogue members of the operation set-up a large heroin purchase, and for expediency target those carrying out the operation for death. The Kansas NCO is a tale of greed, betrayal and redemption. The book has received an award for historical fiction from the Author Zone.

In addition to Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, The Kansas NCO is offered in dozens of on-line book stores in paperback or Kindle, and is also available in over seventy nations worldwide. Be sure to pick up a copy of the sequel, Back To The World!


Back To The World is also an award winning book;

The long awaited sequel to The Kansas NCO is a page burner. Find out how the survivors of The Kansas NCO survived when they returned home.










What people are saying about The Kansas NCO:

Although this book is fiction much of it is based on fact and personal experience. The author (Joe) was able to capture the several faces of the GI in Vietnam. He conveys how easy it was to go from mundane, boring days to life threatening situations in the blink of an eye. He shows the frustration, confusion and terror each GI felt at one time or another during his tour. ~ Gary Labanow, USAF Vietnam War Veteran and retired airline pilot

The Kansas NCO is a top-notch war story that gains momentum as it goes along. Totally absorbing, with a great stinger at the end, this book will keep a reader turning the pages to its conclusion. Lots of action, as one expects, but it also speaks volumes about war and its effects on those placed in the middle of it. Highly recommended. ~Michael Schumacher, author of Mighty Fitz, Wreck of the Carl D., and November’s Fury

The Kansas NCO is an easy read and hard to put down. Anyone who had boots on the ground in Vietnam would enjoy the believable characters, plot, and will easily relate to this story. The terms, phrases and descriptions of the climate, terrain, wildlife and the enemy strike vivid memories of those times. ~Ed Heyward, U.S. Marine Vietnam War veteran


What people are saying about Back to the World:


Back to the World is a well-crafted follow-up to The Kansas NCO. Joe Campolo allows the reader to experience the frustrations of returning Vietnam veterans whose country abandoned them. Joe is able to take you from the jungles of Nam to the mean streets of America. God Bless all our veterans. ~ George Dooley, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam era veteran


Once in a great while, a reader will come across a book that is so engaging and captivating it is very difficult to put down. Back to the World, by Joe Campolo Jr. is such a book. The author is a superb storyteller; the book is a fast paced suspense thriller. Great job, Mr. Campolo! ~ John Podlaski, Vietnam War veteran and author of Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel


In Back to the World, Cru and his buddies have survived their life-threatening experiences in Vietnam, but their return to the “World” has not gone as smoothly as expected.   In a fast-paced sequel to The Kansas NCO, we get to see how Andrew Crucianelli and his crew deal with a country that has little regard for their post-war future. ~ Dick Evenson, writer, retired marketing executive, and U.S. Army artillery veteran

Joe Campolo has hit another homerun with Back to the World!  This fast paced thriller keeps you on the edge of your seat as it follows the trail of two vigilantes challenging the Mob!”Bob Doerr, Award winning author of the Jim West mysteries.