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Book Update!

On Wednesday 20 October the first draft of my next book (working title: From Combat Infantryman to Clinical Psychologist…All in the Army) was completed.  This manuscript is being read by my last reader (a person who reads the draft and tells me what works, what doesn’t and why).  Then I rewrite and edit, and rewrite.  Also photos for the book must be located, selected, and captioned, another two months of work left.  But this should be another interesting book.  The projected publication date is late 2022.

Book #3 Update

 The third book of my trilogy about my last decade in the Army as a clinical psychologist is about 85% done.  I have 3 more chapters to finish.  I have added another article on combat flying in Vietnam to my web site, it describes my flight in an Air Force AC-47 gunship.  It was an interesting, exciting, and very, very, cold ride.  Open doors and windows at 130 mph 3000 feet above the ground, at night.  I also have a chapter in a military anthology being published an a couple of months.  A friend described his experiences as a new Army recruit undergoing basic training in a chapter in the anthology.  He suggested I do a chapter so I took the chapter in my forthcoming book, Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat, about my year as the commander of a basic training company and condensed and edited it to comply with the anthology format.  My friend was at the bottom while I was at the top.  It will be published by the Military Writers Society of America this fall.