Seabee Brings Christmas to Overseas Troops

During the early 1940s, Ivan Detwiler attended North Side High School in Fort Wayne. His family, like many, had little money. In September 1943, Detwiler quit school to enlist in the Navy. He was 16 years old. While stationed in Japan in December 1945, Detwiler wired a 50-foot fir tree for lights. “It was the... Continue Reading →

Book Launch for Vietnam Book A Success

Vets front: Fritz Bultemeyer (Army), Randy Harnish (Army), Jose Huerta (Navy), Rod Maller (Army), me. Back: John Senac, Jr. (Army), Dennis Covert (Navy), Lanny Idle (Air Force), Mike Dean (Army), John Reusser-- Vietnam War-era vet/ husband of author (Air Force). This past weekend we celebrated the second book launch for my latest book, Voices From... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday to the Marines!

The Marine Corps birthday has been commemorated on November 10 since 1775, the year the Continental Marines were established. To show honor to our Marines – and to celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11 – I’m offering an excerpt of a story of a vet I’ve interviewed. Carl Scott’s full story of fighting in the Pacific... Continue Reading →

Book launch for ‘Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War’ Is in the Books!

Army vet Mike Blough greets Army vet Fritz Bultemeyer and Air Force vet Dr. Al Brothers. Mrs. Bultemeyer, also an Army vet, looks on. Whew! The book launch for Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War in my hometown of Bluffton Indiana is over! A great group of people showed up at the Wells County Public... Continue Reading →

‘Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War’ Releases

My first book of Vietnam War veteran stories has just released! 'Voices From Vietnam: Stories of War' is available on Amazon. Voices from Vietnam: Stories of War is a compilation of 18 stories from male veterans, including those who fought in the Tet Offensive, served as a tunnel rat, flew a damaged chopper carrying wounded... Continue Reading →

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