Degrees from The Citadel (B.A. in History in 1968) and California State University (the long Beach campus--M.A. in History in 1973).
Served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam with the 199th Lt. Inf. Brigade 1969-70. Highest rank, 1st Lt. (Infantry). Got the usual Vietnam service and campaign medals, three Bronze Stars (one was notable, for valor), an ARCOM and the Combat Infantryman Badge.
Currently a lecturer of history in the Social and International Studies Dept. at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, GA. At the school every semester I teach a class I constructed on the Vietnam Era (guest speakers have included several of the people involved in VVFH as well as Vietnamese refugees), and volunteer with the school's Military Task Force trying to help veteran students making the transition from soldier to scholar.
Outside the school, I have been a VFW member for about 20 years, and joined the Atlanta Vietnam Veteran Business Association about six years ago.
Two years ago I joined the Society of Military History.
I volunteer with the Atlanta History Center, notably doing interviews for the Library of Congress' Veterans' Oral History Project.
Books--or book, singular. In 1993 I self-published "The Two-Dollar Bill" (Palmetto Bookworks). It is a factual relation of my year with the 199th in Vietnam with all the names changed; and as you might surmise, I changed the unit to the 200th Brigade.