Category: War Related Stories

On Speaking with Veterans and Youngsters

  Having retired from the workforce some years ago, I’ve been able to take up my hobby of writing full time. I’ve written three published books of historical fiction, relating to my experiences serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Air Force. I also write for the Military Writer’s Society of America, (MWSA), and various newspaper […]

Guest Writer – Dave Wagenblatt; The Augmentee

                                           Introduction                                              Joe Campolo Jr    By 1967 there were ten United States Air Force bases in South Vietnam. The bases were developed rapidly, constructed by the USAF Red Horse division, with assistance from several other interservice units. The bases were originally protected by Army and Marine units dedicated to that function. However, […]

Guest Writer – Tom Keating; Christmas 1969

                                    Introduction   Today’s article is written by Tom Keating. Tom is a fellow Vietnam War veteran and author. Tom writes stories based on his experiences while serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1969.   Holidays were a special time for GI’s in Vietnam, particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas. The military hierarchy made […]

The character Arnold Redmond, (Red)

  Most of the characters in my books are based upon real people, and the character known as Arnold Redmond, (Red) is no exception.  Red’s inspiration was Jim Northrup, a Native American of the Ojibwa tribe. Jim was also a United States Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran, a fellow author, speaker and poet. Sadly, Jim […]

Guest writer – Stephen Ordway; More Ramblings from an Old Sheepdog

                                 Introduction   Today’s article is written by Stephen Ordway. Stephen is a fellow Vietnam War Veteran and a former Green Beret. This is the second article Stephan has provided for our blog. In this article Steve reflects on a life of struggles and triumphs. Please enjoy “the ramblings of and old sheepdog”.   […]

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  Each Memorial Day brings memories of my friend Bill Follon. Bill and I were stationed together at Phu Cat airbase during the Vietnam War. Bill was assigned to the Red Horse squadron, an Air Force unit comparable to the Navy Seabees. I worked with Bill for a about a week on one detail. (Reference […]