Online Short Story: ‘Guard Duty in Vietnam: On the Lookout for the Enemy Within’

Patrick Underwood’s autobiographical short story, “Guard Duty Vietnam: On the Lookout for the Enemy Within,” based on his 1970-71 Vietnam War tour of duty, is dedicated to Vietnam War veterans whose experiences, he says, were “far worse than mine.”

You can read the story at

Underwood served as the company clerk for a construction-engineer unit in Vietnam in the mountains west of Cam Ranh Bay in II Corps—and pulled a lot of guard duty. After his service he became a journalist, and worked for 36 years for daily newspapers before retiring in 2012.

–November 15, 2021

Receive the Latest VVA News

Stay informed about the latest veteran news

Facebook Widget Plus
View Monthly Posts