Hotcakes and Fish Sauce

Jim Barker, who served as an adviser and linguist with MACV in II Corps in 1972, is putting together a book that will contain what he calls “comic and bizarre” in-country stories from Vietnam veterans. He’s calling the book Hotcakes and Fish Sauce , and will provide free copies to contributors upon its publication.

If you’re interested in contributing, email or write to Barker with your stories, along with your name, unit, MOS, area of operations, and time in country. You can reach him by email (, by phone (408-401-7939) or by writing to 4941 Dickinson Drive, San Jose, CA 95111.

If you do, tell him you read about his book on this page.

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