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No Place To Hide Paperback – November 3, 2012
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Learn more
About the Author
In May of 2003, I received an email from another Marine Vietnam veteran. He asked me what unit I was with and where I was stationed in Vietnam. I responded by saying that I had spent about ten months at Con Thien, with Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines (2/1) in 1967-68. I quickly received an email reply from him saying “No, you weren’t”. At that moment I knew I was wrong. It turned out he was also with 2/1 and said we only stayed at that base 77 days. I realized that he was right and I didn’t remember much about my nearly 13 month tour in Vietnam. Through the wonders of the internet and letters sent home, I began a search for those I had served with in order to find out where I had been and what I had done during that time. In July 2008, five of us from our combat squad gathered at the Oregon coast and easily renewed our bond. It was as if we had just seen each other, yet it had been over 40 years. This meeting helped me regain some of my lost memory, spurred me to write this book and share our story of being in war in a country so far away, at such a young age. After exiting the Marine Corps, I returned to college and received my Bachelor of Science degree, in Business. I worked in the area of sales/sales management in the medical and industrial area, both domestically and internationally until my retirement in 2005. I continue to enjoy a day on the golf course with friends or working in my wood shop. My passion is spending time sailing in the Caribbean. My favorite time is spending the day with the grandkids and family. My love is my wife.