The book consists of three volumes of poetry, originally written as separate books. The first is First Reflections, with sections named a Memoriesa, aFamilya, aAnimalsa, aPlacesa, aDiseasesa, and aFuna. The second volume is Vietnam Junkyard, the story of his Vietnam tour of duty in 1971-1972. It is written as an extended prose-poem divided in chapters. The first chapter is set in on an atoll in in the central Pacific where he served as a Ground Safety and Explosive Disposal officer for the ABM missile test range. The second chapter is a flashback of the events of his life to that date. The effects of his Vietnam experience on his life since are shown. The third volume is Millennial Meditations, a commentary on the meaning of the new millennium, and reactions to the 911 tragedy.I watch theunfolding war with fascination, noticing the differences with Vietnam: differences in uniforms, equipment and tactics ... Africa campaigns ofthelast Big War than Nama#39;s jungle bush battles, rice paddy skirmishes and river operations.
|Title||:||Vietnam Junkyard and Other Poems|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2008-04-22|