A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

Wisconsin high school teacher James R. Ebert does a masterful job as he combines interviews and printed primary sources in this remarkable telling of the infantryman’s experience during the Vietnam War. Ebert tells the story of the US Army and a few US Marine infantrymen during the Vietnam War. He takes their story from induction… Continue reading A Life in a Year: The American Infantryman in Vietnam, 1965-1972 by James R. Ebert

Starting High School

Starting High School In San Francisco, it’s the summer of love, Long haired hippies, peace signs and doves. In Viet-Nam the soldiers are dying, Back home their families are crying, And Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play. Jim wants to “Light My Fire,” While Grace’s rabbit only flies higher. The evening news shows the… Continue reading Starting High School

Changing Schools – A Recurring Great Adventure for the Military Brat

How many schools did you attend growing up as a military brat? Do you remember this as a great adventure or gut-wrenching trauma? I attended ten public schools for my twelve grades of schooling. Eight of the school changes were during my very formidable years of grades five through nine. Yes, I changed school eight… Continue reading Changing Schools – A Recurring Great Adventure for the Military Brat

Baseball on KBAT, 680, AM, San Antonio, Texas in 1963-64

In June of 1963 my family moved from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, Arizona to Seguin, Texas. Seguin was thirty miles east of San Antonio and near my mother’s family. The reason we moved was my dad’s orders to go to South Vietnam for a one-year tour of duty. He would be there from August… Continue reading Baseball on KBAT, 680, AM, San Antonio, Texas in 1963-64

Baseball on KBAT, 680, AM, San Antonio, Texas in 1963-64

In June of 1963 my family moved from Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, Arizona to Seguin, Texas. Seguin was thirty miles east of San Antonio and near my mother’s family. The reason we moved was my dad’s orders to go to South Vietnam for a one-year tour of duty. He would be there from August… Continue reading Baseball on KBAT, 680, AM, San Antonio, Texas in 1963-64

Changing Schools – A Recurring Great Adventure for the Military Brat

How many schools did you attend growing up as a military brat? Do you remember this as a great adventure or gut-wrenching trauma? I attended ten public schools for my twelve grades of schooling. Eight of the school changes were during my very formidable years of grades five through nine. Yes, I changed school eight… Continue reading Changing Schools – A Recurring Great Adventure for the Military Brat

The Battle of An Loc by James Wilbanks

Here is a review I wrote on the book “The Battle of An Loc” by James Wilbanks for the Military History Book Club. A must have book for anyone with an interest in Viet-Nam. This is a very good read. The Battle of An Loc was a major battle of the Vietnam War that lasted… Continue reading The Battle of An Loc by James Wilbanks

We Were Soldiers Once and Young by General Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

There is a movie based on this book. I read the book first and was surprised when I saw the movie. They had left out the second battle. It was a battle that was just as bloody as the first, but without LTC Moore commanding. General Moore and Joseph Galloway have written a fine book.… Continue reading We Were Soldiers Once and Young by General Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway

Poem: Born during the Korean War

Born during the Korean War Born during the Korean War, Raised in the 1950s and 1960s Stay at home mom and hard working dad They gave us a better chance than they ever had. And were glad they did, but never told them. Eisenhower was president when we started school, Boys wore flat-tops, tee-shirts, and… Continue reading Poem: Born during the Korean War

A Soldier Reports by William Westmoreland

The book is the memoir of one of America’s most controversial military leaders. I found it refreshing to read of his background and upbringing. He briefly covers his days as a cadet at West Point where he graduated in 1936, the horse dawn artillery days, and his role in World War II where he fought… Continue reading A Soldier Reports by William Westmoreland