I was awarded, of course, a purple heart and also an Army Commendation Award with V-device for valor. I have since lost my medals, but I just wrote Army Records in St. Louis to see if maybe I can get them back. I was discharged in April of '70.
After the army, I went to Temple University in Philly, earning a Bachelors in English Literature. I currently live and work in California.
I've moved on in my writing career, and I now have a three book series going concerning the clashes between the Native Americans along the Southeast Coast and the Colonials during the Sixteenth century. My first title, "Calling Crow," is still selling. My second, "Flight Of The Crow," is doing very well; and my third, "Calling Crow Nation," is due out from Berkley Paperbacks in December of this year.
Well, there you have it. Although I'm always writing something, always dreaming about the next book, I still haven't made enough money to quit the day job. But that's okay. I'm happy. I had some tough times in Nam; but there were some good times there, too...times I'll never forget until my dying day, which hopefully won't come 'till I'm well into my old age.
Paul A. Clayton
Known as "Clay," to my bros in the Nam.
Editor's Note: You can view Paul's Web Page at: http://www.tggh.net/frontier/