NOTE: I JUST ADDED A NEW SEARCH BAR TO HELP VISITORS FIND PAST ARTICLES. CLICK ON THE MAGNIFYING GLASS AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THE SCREEN AND TYPE IN A KEYWORD OR PHRASE. A DROP-DOWN MENU WILL LIST EVERY ARTICLE HEADLINE CONTAINING THAT KEYWORD OR PHRASE. TRY IT!
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Have you ever wondered why young soldiers return home “changed” or “different” after their deployment to a war zone? If the answer is “YES” then this website is for you! Here, you’ll find most everything is Vietnam War-related – over 500+ personal narratives, photos, videos, movies, artwork, war book reviews, and favorite music of the time. Much of what I present also impacts today’s soldiers, so here’s your opportunity to learn more about war and its warriors.
I also published three Vietnam War books about my personal experiences in Vietnam; book descriptions, trailers, book samples, author interviews, photo slide shows, and ordering information are all available and menu-driven.
Here’s some important information about the changes and navigation methods.
There are two ways to navigate through my website – the first is by using the menu tabs [within the red border area above] with drop-down directories; the second cites specific topics along the right border of every page.
The “Category” tab works in two ways: when double-clicking, you can access the main blog site where all article headlines and featured photos will appear in chronological order by publication date [newest to oldest]. There you can scroll down through all 500 + titles and open those that interest you.
When hovering above the “Category” tab, a drop-down menu displays several specific categories – [I categorized all the individual articles of similar interests and “clumped” them together in one folder.] When clicking on one of these categories, only articles assigned to that group will appear.
I read hundreds of war books over the years and regularly post my book reviews on Amazon, Goodreads, and other websites. I’ve gathered them together, sorted the titles alphabetically, and placed them into grouped folders. So, when opening a folder, all the book titles in that grouping have live links directly to copies of my actual Amazon reviews. I’ve also added links to VVA book reviews and a new section where readers can make recommendations of their own.
Military Slang is the most visited page on my website. Here, visitors can see a list of slang terms used by soldiers during the Vietnam War along with definitions, photos, and examples. A second article addresses the many “Nicknames” inherited by soldiers. Sadly, we didn’t use real names in the jungles and referred to each another by our nicknames. This made it difficult for many of us later in life when attempting to locate those brothers we served with.
“My Published Books” tab will direct you to articles relating to my five books. You’ll find book descriptions, trailers, author interviews (written and video), free sample chapters (25% of the book), audiobook snippets to VN photos, awards, and direct links to their purchase and review sites.
“My Slide Show” opens with a YouTube video with background music. The presentation comprises 105 personal photos that span my 12-month tour of duty as a grunt in the Vietnam War (70/71).
At the bottom of each page, visitors will see a red inverted arrow pointing upward…clicking on it will return you to the top of the page.
When choosing the “HOME” tab, you’ll land back on this page.
***One final note: at the end of each article, WordPress provides links to three other posts within this website that it feels are “related” to what you just read. If interested, click on any of them to be redirected. Just below that option, I give readers another opportunity to choose either a “previous” post or the “next” post. As all posts are in chronological order, this choice will offer only the post published either the previous week or the week after and may not be a post from the same category.
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