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Had a great book signing at the downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin car show!

 

 

 

On a book tour in Toledo, Ohio, screen writer Charissa Gracyk who is writing a screenplay for The Kansas NCO, her mother and my friend Larry Montrie who I was stationed in Vietnam with.

Book signing at the Moving Wall held in Racine, Wisconsin May, 2019

 

 

 

 

Two senior ladies holding up the Kansas NCO and Three Wars books

Two very nice ladies who host the Hero’s Cafe at Festival Foods North in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 

Daughter JoAnn mans the Kansas NCO booth

My daughter JoAnn is a big help at book signings.

 

 

 

 

Joe Campolo Jr. bookmarks

Book marks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer firefighters hold up Kansas NCO Trilogy books

Volunteer firefighters who ran the “Run for Sam” marathon in full gear.

 

 

Joe and a lady holds up the Kansas NCO books

One of my readers at a book signing at the Hero’s Cafe in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three Wars has now been released and is available on Kindle and paperback; via Amazon, or this website.

Award-winning book cover of Three Wars by Joe Campolo Jr.

 

 

A woman views Joe's books at the Pollard Art Gallery book signing

At one of my book signings at the Pollard Art Gallery in Kenosha, Wi.

Two senior men hold up Joe's books at the TFW reunion

Saigon Bill and Craig at the 12th TFW reunion, Tucson, AZ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two ladies holds up Joe's books at the Kiwanis Club book signing

Kiwanis Club speaking engagement & book signing

The Kansas NCO showcased at Barnett-Wamboldt Eyecare Kenosh Wisonsin

Renate at Barnett-Wamboldt Eyecare in Kenosha, Wisconsin. They showcase books of local authors.

 

 

 

Young girl holds up Joe's books at the Highground gift shop

Alyssa from “The Highground” Veteran Memorial in Neillsville, Wisconsin holding my books which they offer in their gift shop.

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Back to the World highly-acclaimed by Bob Doerr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A wonderful play about 5 nurses in Vietnam; put on by the Lakeside Players of Kenosha, Wi. I was honored to speak to the audience before the last showing.

Book signing at the Rhodes Theater

Bud and his wife at my book signing at the Rhodes Theater where the play was held.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man holds up Joe's books

Mad Mike knows a good book when he sees one!

 

 

 

 

Joe stands with Judge Jodi Meier both holding his books

At a book signing December 2016 with newly appointed Kenosha, Wisconsin judge Jodi Meier.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to writing, Joe enjoys fishing and many other outdoor activities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 3rd Place Award for Back To The World from The Authors' Zone

2016 3rd Place Award for “Back To The World” from The Authors’ Zone

 

Joe speaks to students at Grewenow Elementary school on Veterans' Day

Had a very nice time speaking to students at Grewenow Elementary School, Veterans Day 2016

 

 

 

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The Dude abides…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bad boy days; beer in one hand, cigarette in the other

 

Joe's certificate from the Daughters of the American Revolution recognizing his service in the Vietnam War

I was very honored to receive this from the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Joe's old handbook for U.S. Forces in Vietnam

Yep, still got it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe's Air Force Commendation Medal and certificate for his service in Vietnam

The Air Force Commendation Medal for my service in Vietnam was awarded to me at Commander’s Call at March Air Force Base upon my return.

 

Letter from Richard Nixon upon my return from Vietnam

 

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Just a nice photo by my friend Pat McGrath Avery

 

 

I spent much of the last two months of my tour of duty in Vietnam working out of this bunker, with members of the Republic of Korea Tiger Division. A great bunch.

Still have this from my R & R in Hong Kong; 1970.

Taekwondo practice with Kim Jun-ki, Baby San, on guard at Hill 119, good friend Romeo P

65th Combat Engineer Battalion reunion in Pulaski County Missouri

I was honored to be a guest at the 65th Combat Engineer Battalion reunion, Oct 1st, 2016 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

Two ladies holds up Joe's books at the Downtown Kenosh car show

Two very nice ladies at a book signing I held at the Downtown Kenosha car show this summer. (2016)

 

Book signing at Hero's Cafe Kenosha Wisconsin

At a very busy book signing at the “Hero’s Cafe” in Kenosha in 2016.

Miss Kenosha Kirsten Gonzales at Joe's book signing

Miss Kenosha, Kirsten Gonzales at one of my book signings in 2015

 

 

Daughter JoAnn at Joe's book signings

My daughter and number one assistant JoAnn at one of my book signings

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the World press release

Press release for Back to the World

 

Joe speaks to students about the writing process

Speaking to students about the writing process, spring 2016

 

Vietnam War Veteran from the Republic of Korea holds up Joe's book

A Vietnam War Veteran from the Republic of Korea at one of my book signings.

Red Engine Press books

 

 

 

Home of the 1st Cav

Home of the 1st Cav

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Home away from home, 1970

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Book posters made by my daughter, JoAnn

Hmong Vietnam War Veteran holds up the Kansas NCO book

A Hmong Vietnam War Veteran at one of my book signings. Now a proud U.S. citizen.

AC-47 gunship from the Vietnam War

Spooky AC-47 gunship from the Vietnam War. I flew several missions humping cargo on the unarmed version.

Joe's Vietnam Service Medal

My Vietnam Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters.

Joe holds up his book The Kansas NCO at a Red Engine Press event

Speaking about my book “The Kansas NCO” at a Red Engine Press event in Hershey, PA.

Joe and his friend at a Vietnam Veteran event

With one of my oldest friends, USMC vet John Gustin, at a Vietnam Veteran event.

Joe's patch of the Republic of Korea Tiger Division

Patch of the Republic of Korea Tiger Division. I spent much time with these stalwart warriors in Nam. They taught me Taekwondo. Kim Jun-Ki and I became friends and corresponded for many years until I eventually lost track of him.

Young Joe at war in Binh Dinh Province Vietnam 1970

The author at war; somewhere in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam, 1970.

Collection of black and white photos while in service

ROK Tiger Division soldier and friend Kim Jun-Ki, a young Vietnamese boy we called “Sun”, Christmas in Vietnam, our hooch dog “Noah”

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Our tight little group in the Nam. Upper photo Mike and Ski, bottom photo Tim and Larry. Tim, Larry and I remain close to this day.

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War is always hardest on women and children. We felt very bad for them.

From my R & R in Hong Kong

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