Danang Vietnam

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My Spiritual Journey as a Hospital Corpsman in ‘Nam

This book is dedicated to the 58,220 who died and the 303,704 wounded, many of whose lives touched mine and whose sacrifice changed my life forever.

In memory of PFC Edward J. Podlasinski, uncle of my wife June, who was killed in action in the 1944 WWII invasion of Normandy on Utah Beach. Rest in peace.


Part of myself died with every Marine who was killed or died, despite our best efforts to save him. And other than the faith I found upon my return, my life-and-death experiences in Vietnam defined the man I am today.

I became intimately acquainted with the Supreme Rescuer and Life Saver of all the ages. The sacrifice of His life was given wholly that others might live. He saw our condition and helplessness and accepted the mission to save all of us who were in peril of perishing. The following pages are my tribute to a life so lived, one that has transformed countless human beings with a new life – one that transcends the suffering, pain and angst that we all experience to one degree or another. That others might live is why He died…and why He rose again.



Being in the Vietnam War was tough enough, even though I survived it. But my experiences during the war and right after I came home only added layers of confusion, dismay and disillusionment to those that life had begun depositing on me at a very early age.


The Vietnam War was raging somewhere over on the other side of the globe. But it was shaking my world in Detroit. It was rocking the foundations and assumptions of every person I knew. Walter Cronkite was bringing ‘Nam – with its graphic bloodshed and muddled rationale – into the nation’s living rooms every night via the television news, which could put a lot of fright in you.

PURPLE HAZE - Chapter 3

There’s a scene in Apocalypse Now that I vaguely recall. American boys destined for a trip to Vietnam trudge like innocent drones into the foreboding maw of a cargo plane that will take them to hell and quite possibly bring them back in a flag-draped coffin.

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2 reviews for Danang Vietnam

  1. 5 out of 5

    Robert H.

    Such an interesting journey. I share so many memories of the 50s and 60s with the author. It was interesting to read about the constant changing culture in our communities decade-to-decade. From start to finish “DANANG VIETNAM

  2. 5 out of 5


    This autobiography is written with rawness, honesty and transparency. This book delivers the real story about one man’s journey though life. The author has a lot of questions about God, life, relationships, and love. He has some answers, but not all of them. Through it all, he has always been true to himself and his roots. He highlights many intimate details surrounding his life, and shares his victorys as well as his failures. So real. I love this book.

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