An Event To Celebrate The Publication Of Allen B. Clark's Latest Book

Top Quote An event to celebrate the publication of Allen B. Clark's latest book: VALOR IN VIETNAM Chronicles of Honor, Courage, and Sacrifice, 1963-1977. End Quote
  • Dallas, TX (1888PressRelease) July 18, 2012 - Casemate Publishers is pleased to announce that as an exclusive launch event for Allen B. Clark's new book, VALOR IN VIETNAM, The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth will be sponsoring a breakfast and book signing at 9:30 a.m. on July 21, 2012 at the Melrose Hotel in Uptown Dallas.

    The address is 3015 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75219 (Tel. 214-521-5151).

    Veterans may make a reservation for the breakfast at a $15 cost by calling Rachel Vogel at 214-965-8411. Spouses or special guests of veterans may be registered by indicating to Rachel that they are Allen's guests and the charge will only be $20 combined for the breakfast. Allen will have his book available to sign for $25 and several individuals described in the book will be available to sign their chapters and discuss their Vietnam War stories.

    VALOR IN VIETNAM is the product of years of interviews and research by Allen Clark, himself a Vietnam vet and author of the renowned Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior.

    With a Foreword by Lt. General (ret.) Dave R. Palmer, former Superintendent of West Point, the book consists of tales of extraordinary drama and heroism that occurred throughout America's experience in Vietnam by soldiers, airmen, marines and sailors.

    Stories in the nineteen chapters run the gamut from Nam Dong Special Forces camp in the Central Highlands in 1963 through possibly the first accurate picture of how the war began with the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin Incident through the super-secret Studies and Observation Group cross-beach raiding parties. These attacks in North Vietnam kicked off the entire next eleven years for our warriors.

    Marines will find compelling the story of Plano resident LTG. (Ret.) Richard Carey and his command of the helicopters cycling in and out of Saigon during the fateful final days of April 1975. Dallas attorney David Pickett relates his involvement with the controversial Operation Phoenix. Retired Special Forces MSGT and Dallas resident Jess Johnson describes his harrowing days as a combat medic in the 101st Airborne Division in the Ashau Valley. Recently deceased Maj. (USA-Ret) George Petrie has two stories in the book, one encompassing his participation in the daring 1970 Special Forces raiding party at Son Tay, and the other his assistance in the evacuation of Saigon.

    Air Force veterans will be interested in a little-known bombing run by Colleyville resident MG (USAF-Ret) John Corder on three Russian bombers at an air base near Hanoi. Air Force officer Marty Donohue recounts his helicopter assault on the guard towers of the Son Tay camp. Navy veterans will be interested in the ditching in the South China Sea of Naval Academy graduate Brev Moore, who eventually was rescued. Another is a "brown water" riverine boat story by Houston attorney (and Annapolis grad) John O'Neill. Women veterans will find fascinating San Antonio resident and nurse "Wendy" Weller's account of her one-year tour at the China Beach Army hospital at Danang.

    Remember Hill 875 when companies of the 173rd Airborne Brigade were surrounded on three sides? Come meet Bob Fleming of Pittsburgh who survived that battle after being wounded twice. He is expected to be a guest at the Melrose Hotel launch breakfast. Legion of Valor members Ron Brown (Distinguished Service Cross) and his 1962 West Point classmate, Marine Marshall Carter (Navy Cross) relate incredible stories of their combat experiences. A five-year veteran of the war, Patrick Tadina fascinates readers with his exploits as a Ranger on innumerable missions against the enemy up and down Vietnam.

    The celebrated battle of Ia Drang, so magnificently portrayed in the movie We Were Soldiers, is described in detail at both LZ X-Ray and the ensuing massacre at the little-known LZ Albany through the eyes of West Point graduate company commanders Tony Nadal and Joel Sugdinis.

    Come to learn about Chris Russell, the son of the Colonel who oversaw the SOG missions against the North, as well as Kit Carson Scouts and JUSPAO Civilian actions by Ron Humphrey who eventually married Kim, a Vietnamese woman who was tortured but eventually released, and the horrendous ordeal of Army doctor Hal Kushner, who survived captivity under the brutal conditions of the Viet Cong jungle camps after his capture. Allen's West Point classmate, Gary Coe, speaks about the early advisory efforts before the introduction of large American units into the war.

    Anyone who served in Southeast Asia, knows someone who did, or is curious about the war through the eyes of many of its notable combatants will not want to miss the breakfast and the book. It is truly a highly personalized approach to knowing about Vietnam.

    Anyone unable to attend the breakfast may order VALOR IN VIETNAM directly by check from Allen Clark at 17332 Marianne Circle, Dallas, TX 75252 for $25 (which includes sales tax) plus $5 postage. The book will also be available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all other major retail outlets.

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