USAF Air Commando Secret Wars from Laos to Latin America. By
Lt. Col. Eugene D. Rossel, USAF (Ret). Xlibris. ISBN
The Air Commando secret wars mostly happened during the
Vietnam War time frame and were a global effort involving Air Force volunteer
personnel who were given official military orders that did not necessarily
specify the country they served in, and civilian clothes were many times
authorized. Later, these volunteers had great difficulty proving they served in
many of these countries, which affected their future VA care.
These operations normally were used to
strengthen a poor country with few military resources and training, with secret
warriors frequently being there doing some of their legwork behind the scenes.
All operations were tight-lipped, and operators frequently were forbidden to
tell families where they were and what they were doing.
Secret wars have a long history, and they will
continue because of the interest of powerful nations with their less-fortunate
Conversations With My Muse: A Book of Selected Poetry. By Maj.
Gary Bateman, USA (Ret), Life Member. AuthorHouse UK. ISBN 978-1-50493-881-5.
This is a book of selected poetry
on various multithematic topics that are essentially of a timeless nature. The
poetry, as presented in this selection, represents a broad mosaic of issues,
themes, problems, fantasy, and life experiences as part of the greater human
Vietnam Doc: An American
Physician's Memoir. By Capt. William C.
Petty, USN (Ret), M.D., Life Member. LifeRich Publishing. ISBN
William Clayton Petty served as
chief of anesthesia at the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Vietnam. In Vietnam
Doc, he shares his experiences in taking care of wounded soldiers and the
effect of war on his life after the war. Petty attempts to portray the horrors
of war from the perspective of one who experienced the carnage on a daily
basis. The book is a vivid insight into the lives of those who render care to
wounded soldiers. The narrative is poignant, reflective, and often
gut-wrenching. Readers will see inside a war zone hospital as they have never
Parallel Lives. By Rita Berman. Righter
Publishing Co. Inc. ISBN 978-1-53550-523-9.
Parallel Lives is a collection of memoirs
by Rita Berman and her cousins recalling their childhood in the East End of
London during the Blitz of the second World War.