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


My daughter JoAnn is a big help at book signings.





Book marks!











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



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.



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

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








Kiwanis Club speaking engagement & book signing

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




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












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.

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
















Mad Mike knows a good book when he sees one!






At at 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 Author Zone



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





The Dude abides…..










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


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


Yep, still got it.











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



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


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


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



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


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




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







Press release for Back to the World



Speaking to students about the writing process, spring 2016



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





Home of the 1st Cav

Home of the 1st Cav


Home away from home, 1970


Book posters made by my daughter, JoAnn


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


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


My Vietnam Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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

From my R & R in Hong Kong