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Walk Your Post

Walk Your Post

A few years ago I posted a story of what it was like to be a private in the army in the `1950s pulling KP. As I understand it, the army doesn’t have KP anymore, and the young soldiers today don’t have any idea how lucky they […]

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Tell Them About the Handshake

Tell Them About the Handshake

Twenty-five years ago, I got a telephone call from a friend. “Dick, you were in Vietnam, and you’ve written books about Vietnam, I’ve got a Vietnam vet I want you to meet. He’s got a story I think you would find very interesting.” I tried to pass […]

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Collect Experiences

Collect Experiences

As a writer, I have purposely sought out as many experiences as I could, believing that experiences are the stock in trade to a writer….just as groceries on the shelf are stock in trade to the grocer. Some of you may remember the TIME MAGAZINE feature, MILESTONES. […]

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And That’s When I Decided to Play a Little Game with Him

And That’s When I Decided to Play a Little Game with Him

I have probably ghost written a hundred books or more. Several years ago I ghosted “Thin for Life.” a diet book for the Director of the Duke University Diet. I attended the program as one of the patients, and only Dr. Richard Stulke knew my real purpose […]

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Reflections

I have this picture, “Reflections” on the wall behind my desk. I wanted to share with you…. not the picture, but the moving words written by Patrick Camunes, There are 23 names on this wall that I knew….but I want to share one with you. I had […]

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“I’ve got a letter from your mama”

“I’ve got a letter from your mama”

When I went to Ft. Rucker, AL in 1956, it was actually my second time there. My Dad had been stationed there for a while during WWII before he went overseas, and we had followed him there. I went to grade school in Ozark, AL during that […]

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It was Christmas Eve of 1960

I have shared this story with you before, but it is a Christmas story, and we all know that Christmas stories, such as A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A WONDERFUL LIFE, MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, and even CHARLEY BROWN’S CHRISTMAS are told and retold every Christmas. I make no […]

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A Story Behind The Valkyrie Mandate

A Story Behind The Valkyrie Mandate

Mr. Mot was one of the Vietnamese civilians who worked for me when I was Chief of the 110th Open Storage Depot, in Saigon. We were driving down Tru Minh Ky, and had to stop at Railroad Crossing Number Six to allow the train to pass. Waiting […]

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Those with whom we served will never grow old

Those with whom we served will never grow old

My latest book on kindle is THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, a novel of the Vietnam war, covering all aspects of the entire war, from the assassination of Diem, until the last American came home. We didn’t have PTSD when we came back from Vietnam.  Well, that’s […]

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Cold War

Cold War

Cold war is the latest in my series of novels about the 20th century…one book dedicated to each decade. This is about the fifties…. one of my personal favorite of the series, because this was MY decade. I graduated from high school in 1955…. right in the […]

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