Colonel Andrew R. Finlayson, USMC (Ret.)

Photograph of Col. Andy FinlaysonColonel Finlayson is a 1966 graduate of the U. S Naval Academy who served 25 years in the US Marine Corps as an infantry officer.

He spent 32 months in South Vietnam as a Force Reconnaissance Platoon Commander, Infantry Company Commander and Provincial Reconnaissance Unit (PRU) Commander and Advisor.

From his retirement from the US Marine Corps in 1991 until 2007 he worked for the Vinnell and Northrop Grumman Corporations in management positions specializing in military training, strategic planning and security biometrics.

As a civilian defense contractor he worked for five years in Saudi Arabia training Saudi military units and he took the first New Iraqi Army training team into Iraq in July 2003.

He also spent a year in Romania advising the Romanian Ministry of National Defense on US military base development and training procedures.

His most recent publication is a book entitled Killer Kane: A Marine Long-Range Recon Leader in Vietnam, 1967-1968

He is the author of several articles and studies related to the Vietnam War.

He currently resides in Morrisville, North Carolina.

R J Del Vecchio

Photograph of R J "Del" Del Vecchio

MSc (Chemistry), College of the Holy Cross, 1965

Whitewash/Blackwash: Myths of the Viet Nam War 2005

Cpl, USMC Combat Photographer 1stMarDiv, 1968

Vietnam Service Ribbon, Purple Heart, Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V

Roger Canfield, Ph.D.

Photograph of Roger CanfieldPh.D Claremont Graduate School.

USN, ATN2, NAS Miramar Sept. 1959-June 1964--not a Vietnam Vet.

"fighting the war on campus since 1970."

Former Lecturer, at California State University at Los Angeles, American University, and Golden Gate University

Former Instructor at Pasadena City College and Menlo College and Associate Professor at American John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. 

Candidate for Congress, Daily political columnist for Sacramento Union newspaper, political consultant on campaigns for all levels of office.

Currently independent researcher, writer, political consultant and author of books and articles on China, Vietnam, environmental movement, California politics and water.

Many articles found at

John M. Del Vecchio

John M. Del Vecchio is the best-selling author of The 13th Valley and other historical novels on the war in Southeast Asia and the veteran home coming experience.

He holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and minor emphasis in Civil Engineering.

Drafted in 1969 he volunteered for Viet Nam where he served as a combat correspondent for the 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile); awarded a Bronze Star with V device.

He is a managing member of Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment, LLC, and a director for The Freedom Angel Foundation.

B. G. "Jug" Burkett

Photograph of Jug BurkettThe son of an air force colonel, he joined the US Army in June 1966. Growing up his "heroes were not sports figures like Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays but the fighter pilots who had blasted the Luftwaffe out of the sky".[1] Life on a military base imbued in him "an understanding that the military was the guardian of the freedoms enjoyed by the civilian population.