An Introduction to my essays

The Vietnam essays began on a jetty in Corpus Christi, watching the decommissioned U.S.S. Lexington being towed to her final resting place. The experience launched a crusade to return to my battlefield--the conflict that still smolders within me from a war that singed a generation of Americans.

The essays are stand-alone personal narratives, but they do loosely connect. War changes people, especially idealistic young men. Perhaps reading the essays this way, you will see the changes.

Other writing and some poetry are included in this gallery. If you just want a small sample, I suggest you read "Grunt's Dream" and "Ugly is Only Skin Deep." Both are short and represent my style.

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