Tag Archives: Skytroopers

Escaping the monsoon rains

The Memorial Day forecast called for rain all day in Washington, DC. That made me think of the song I wrote in Vietnam in 1967 when I was a rifle platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division, “When’s the sun gonna shine … Continue reading

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“When’s the Sun Gonna Shine on Camp Evans ?”

          These past three festivals we’ve been to—Burning River Fest in Cleveland, the Undaunted Weekend in Bladensburg, MD, and most recently, the Hyattsville (MD) Arts Festival—trying to talk to people and sell books in the rain—remind … Continue reading

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Watchin’ all the folks go by…

That reminds me of a song: Sittin’ in the book booth  Watchin’ all the folks go by. You know, like “Standin’ on the corner  Watchin’ all the girls go by…”  Now I’ve really dated myself. Saturday, we enjoyed the Fall … Continue reading

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Miss Saigon vs Wilfred’s Can

. . . . . “Created by the acclaimed writers of Les Misérables, this modern, rock-infused adaptation of Puccini’s 1904 opera Madame Butterfly explores the ongoing impact of love, loss and the collision of cultures during the Vietnam War…Vietnamese Kim … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary, MDWP

On Memorial Day, May 27, I honored American veterans by reading from Cologne No. 10 For Men and singing songs from my CD, Skytroopers – songs of war, peace, and love from Vietnam. The venue was the twentieth anniversary Memorial … Continue reading

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Kill Anything That Moves – The Real American War In Vietnam, by Nick Turse: A One-Sided View of the War

Nick Turse’s meticulously-researched investigations of American war crimes in Vietnam have gained him a Ridenhour Prize for Reportorial Distinction, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a fellowship at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. His bestselling work, Kill Anything That Moves, … Continue reading

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A Skytrooper Moves On… “Without A Song”

March 8, 2011 marked the passing of Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) Joseph Bland Love who had a remarkable career in the army and who crossed my path in Vietnam. (When I talked to him on the telephone about a year … Continue reading

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