Killing for Peace by Garry Farrington

January 19, 2015

Garry Farrington was a college dropout draftee who went through OCS. Even though he graduated first in his class in Armor School, when Farrington arrived in Vietnam in September 1968, he was assigned an infantry unit, the First Cavalry…

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The Blades Carry Me by James V. Weatherill and Anne Weatherill

January 8, 2015

A footlocker filled with letters and tapes served as the impetus for Jim and Annie Weatherill to recreate 1968 as they lived it in The Blades Carry Me: Inside the Helicopter War in Vietnam (WxillWords Press,…

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The Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot by Bill Collier

January 6, 2015

In trying to nail down former USMC Capt. Bill Collier's intention behind writing The Adventures of a Helicopter Pilot: Flying the H-34 Helicopter in Vietnam for the United States Marine Corps (Keokee/Wandering Star Press, 234…

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Basic Airman to General by Pete Piotrowski

December 22, 2014

It's not easy to become a four-star Air Force general, especially if you start as a basic airman. But Pete Piotrowski did it while giving thirty-seven years and eight months of his life to military service.…

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Above It All by Dennis Brooks

July 7, 2014

Dennis Brooks, who grew up in Slaton in West Texas, served in the U. S. Army from 1968-76. In Above it All (Amazon Digital, 549 pp., $14.99, paper; $2.99, Kindle) he lists the medals he received…

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