A Soldier’s Journey to Vietnam and Back

by Paul Walters

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/26/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 130
ISBN : 9781982214418

About the Book

This book is about the journey a young man took to find his identity. He had a strong sense of patriotism and believed that his path was toward the military and service in Vietnam. He subsequently enlisted in the army and volunteered to fight in Vietnam. After serving his one-year tour as a grunt, he volunteered to extend his tour and flew as a door gunner on a helicopter gunship. When he returned to the States, he became a drill sergeant, training soldiers to serve in combat in Vietnam. The book chronicles the young man’s journey from boyhood to a man. His experiences in Vietnam helped shape the man he became.

About the Author

I served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. I had the privileged to have served as a grunt with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, the 199th Light Infantry Brigade and as a door gunner with the 101st Airborne Division. When I returned from Vietnam I became a Drill Sergeant, training troops for service in Vietnam. Later, I served 32 years in law enforcement and retired out as Chief of Police in Paradise, California. I know live in Sparks, Nevada with my wife Tammy. I have been blessed with two children, who have blessed me with five grandchildren and my two step children, who have blessed me with two more grandchildren.