Herman Excerpt

A glimpse of Herman’s search for a wife: December 13, 1945, home on the farm, Herman gave himself an early Christmas gift—a lonely hearts club catalogue, The Exchange, Kansas City, Missouri. As I mentioned earlier, Herman’s sister told me that he was very shy. The back page of this catalogue sounds like what he needed. …

Muddy Jungle Rivers

Muddy Jungle Rivers, the author’s memoir, is a close-up look at life on a gunboat during 1968, the bloodiest year of the Vietnam War. It’s the story of a seven-man crew captained by a volatile, pro-war enlisted man. Like Philip Caputo’s A Rumor Of War, this narrative takes the reader into frustration, rage, terror, death, …