People with guns

MORONG, PHILIPPINES: The Montagnards, the fiercely independent tribesmen of Vietnam’s Central Highlands who fought the communists in the jungles of Cambodia and Vietnam, recently decided to abandon their struggle and seek new lives in the U.S. In this April, 1969 photo, a Montagnard tribesman heads for his guard post at Tieu-Altar, South Vietnam with his baby strapped to his back. Sept 1 1986


For a limited time I’m having an across the board sale on all my novels, this will be the only one in 2021. From now through the rest of April all the e-versions of my books are only 99 cents each! Available for Kindle, Nook, and Apple!

My first three novels Joshua, Traveler, and Tribes are apocalyptic stories about everyday people and what happens to them, and a nation, when the value of its money is intentionally destroyed.

Both Joshua and Traveler have been best sellers on Amazon (Action & Adventure category) and although there are three in the series each novel can be read independently from the others. Each book is a self-contained story and features completely new characters. Tribes is the prequel to the first two books.

If you’re looking for something more lighthearted, and different, I would recommend my latest novel, Bright Days and Dark, an alternate history tale set in the 1970s entertainment industry. As the title would suggest there’s some laughs and some tears, and again, probably unlike anything you’ve ever read.

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People with guns

FIVE JAPS TO HIS CREDIT – PHILIPPINES — Probably the youngest and proudest guerilla fighter in the Philippines, Ponciano “Sabu” Arida of Santo Maria, Laguna Province, Luzon, has five dead Japs to his credit. The eleven-year-old patriot, who fought the Japs throughout the three-year enemy occupation of the islands, is now working with a unit of the 43rd Division. — ARMY RADIO TELEPHOTO 4/19/45

People with guns

NOT TO BE PUBLISHED PRIOR TO SUNDAY, APRIL 16 1944 – MARINE DEVIL DOGS – Once again dogs are proving to be man’s best friend. They are taking part in the war in the Southwest Pacific and have proven themselves to be heroes under all circumstances. The dog platoon at Bougainville was the first full platoon of dogs to be used in combat by any of our armed forces during this war. These canines are enlisted in the Marine Corps in the Marine Devil Dogs and are given several months of grueling training under simulated battle conditions. This schooling, they put to good use when in actual combat. They live, as Marines do, in foxholes, in jungles and on limited rations, and like all true Marines, fall to their task with great eagerness. Several of the dogs have been commended by the Marine Corps Commandant for their outstanding work in combat.

NIPPED BY A NIP — Jack, a three year old Belgian Shepherd, was donated for war service to the Marine Corps by his owner Joseph Verhseghe, Floral Park, New York, and has been commended by the Commandant of the Marine Corps for “outstanding performance against the enemy” while on Bougainville. Jack was in the line of duty carrying a message back from the company on a road block, and was wounded in the back by a Jap sniper. Even though wounded he carried the message through. He is pictured here with one of his handlers, Private First Class Finley, Elmira, New York. — Photographer PFC P. Scheer