RMS Queen Mary: Call For Stories From Former Passengers: Veterans, War Brides, & Their Children!
The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its 15 month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war’s deadliest.
Actor Robert DiPaulonito, also known as "Bobby Driver," is nearing the end of his acting career. A survivor of substance abuse, alcohol addiction, the studio system, a suicide attempt and three marriages, he is looking forward to quietly leaving the industry to retire from the world of acting. However, his troubled life is intertwined with the past and present of Hollywood itself, and he must confront the issues in his own life, as well as dealing with the dark truths that also surround his friends and family.
I'm a Korean War veteran who has struggled twice in my life to find a voice to clearly communicate with. This memoir tells of those struggles and the life issues I've had to deal with to overcome them.
This a story from the book I wrote upon turning 80
From poverty in the depression to the Marines and beyond the life struggles and successes I have had.
This is my story. Except for the occasional flights of fancy, it is all true. It is the story of growing up in a large, poor, dysfunctional Catholic family. I describe in detail the abuse by my cruel, mentally ill parents. I tell of my bizarre neighbors, ten years of Catholic schools, where I was subjected to brainwashing and brutality by Catholic nuns, brothers and priests. I describe my youth in Long Beach, CA, and the amazing friends I made there. I tell of brutal cops, of drunken brawls, of cruising and raising Hell, of many brushes with death. I describe in detail the inhuman brutality of the Marine Corps as they forged a boy into a man. It is a detailed, graphic journey through the horror of the Vietnam War, where 90% of my unit were either killed or wounded fighting the North Vietnamese and Vietcong. I describe how I met my Korean 'Mail Order Bride' and our happy forty year marriage. It tells of my 40 year struggle with PTSD and how I finally overcame it. It is also a story of surviving the Feminist’s 50 year war against men and their children. It is a tale of utter desolation, and ultimate redemption. Lastly, it harks back to my inevitable loss of innocence, back when dreams were still possibilities, back when I was literally 18 with a bullet. I hope you enjoy my journey.
I'm a Vietnam Veteran. Don't thank me. Thank my brothers who never came back.
Retired Army Major Alan Duff has authored the book, "Fixing America's Shattered Politics: Practical Steps Concerned Citizens Can Take to Regain Our Lost Government."
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