Guest Writer – John Podlaski (The Fog of War)

A few years ago I attended a Veteran’s event in Michigan where several of us authors of military writings were holding a book signing. I had the privilege of meeting fellow writer and Vietnam War Veteran John Podlaski and his wife. John is the author of the superb book Cherries: A Vietnam War Novel and it’s excellent sequel When Can I Stop Running. Both books offer a very good narrative of the life of a “grunt” during the Vietnam War.

John also has a very popular blog on his website. John’s extensive research along with his personal experience as a soldier in the Vietnam War bring these stories to life.

I am including the link to John’s blog The Fog of War: The Vietnamese View of the Ia Drang Valley Battle. In my book The Kansas NCO, I quote Robert McNamara who authored the popular statement The Fog of War regarding the mysterious and vagarious nature of warfare. At the same time I am also honoring my close friend, Al Vittori, who fought in that historic engagement.

Please enjoy John’s story.

About the Author

Joe Campolo Jr.

Joe Campolo, Jr. is an award winning author, poet and public speaker. A Vietnam War Veteran, Joe writes and speaks about the war and many other topics. See the "Author Page" of this website for more information on Joe. Guest writers on Joe's blogs will have a short bio with each article. Select blogs by category and enjoy the many other articles available here. Joe's popular books are available thru Amazon, this website, and many other on-line book stores.

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