Syllables of Rain

Syllables of Rain by D.S. Lliteras While two Vietnam veterans embark on a spiritual journey together to confront their war-time pasts, they discover that they must also struggle to claim a future with the women they love. "Syllables of Rain is a poetic novel of pure genius by novelist and poet D.S. Lliteras....My favorite kind of Vietnam War book is short, poetical, and filled with hard-fought truth....This is that book. D.S. Lliteras brings his unique genius to bear on the world of the Vietnam War veteran.”—The VVA Veteran

"The Nightmare of the Mekong"

"The Nightmare of the Mekong" is a gritty account of the Vietnam War, from a sailor who manned automatic weapons in intense combat, on the riverws, streams and canals of the Mekong Delta. It is profoundly personal, with diary entries, and letters to and from home. It includes summaries of official "Operations Reports" and military historical records. The interwoven references to music and news of the day, provides a vivid picture of the culture and politics of the timesw. It is a true story of love, family, war, life, and death. Some of this story will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. Much of it will surprise you. Some of it may give you nightmares.

To Hear Silence

To Hear Silence is the history of Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines, from the time of its formation at Camp Horno, California, in July 1966 until the original members left Vietnam in early October 1967. This book is based on a diary kept by the author while in Vietnam, the actual declassified documents kept by the Marine Corps, and the memories of those who lived through it. To Hear Silence starts with a Prologue on the history of Vietnam which leads up to America’s full involvement in the war. Although partly written in narrative format, this book paints an accurate portrayal of the experiences the 3/26 and its main support unit, Charlie Battery 1/13 in 1966 and 1967 through its day to day, and often minute to minute, accounts of the battalion’s time in Vietnam.

The Last Veterans of WWII

Chronicling the many faces of the WWII effort, these contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans remind us that the war comprised a collection of Americans from all walks of life.

Pickle Barrel to Mushroom: Air Bombardment in WW II

When America entered WW II, the nation had few air planes: a few fighter planes and less than three dozen four-engine bombers; yet within four years U.S.A. air power achieved its world dominance.

Vets and Pets: Wounded Warriors and the Animals That Help Them Heal

Vets and Pets tells fifteen emotional and entertaining stories of the incredible bonds between wounded warriors, veterans, and other service members and their service and companion animals. Whether these special relationships are with dogs, cats, horses, pigs, or even birds of prey, readers will discover how these remarkable animals help veterans return to civilian life and live independently while simultaneously bringing joy and confidence into their lives.

The 2nd Edition is Out!

Thanks for letting me post a link to my book in 2015. I've just updated it to ensure Veterans and Service members have up-to-date information about filing BDD and other claims.

Fifty Years of Lessons Learned of a Michigan Outdoorsman book Trilogy

My book Trilogy took over seven years for me to write and get published and released. They are dedicated to veterans, particularly troubled war veterans, of all conflicts and wars for freedom. As a Vietnam war veteran, I wrote these books as part of my own healing process as well as to assist other troubled war veterans find a viable alternative to suicide. The "Demons" of war are relentless --- Especially during fitful nights during horrendous "flash-backs! During the past 47 years I have successfully confronted my Demons and strive to help other troubled war veterans do the same. If but just one finds solace in my writings I will be successful in accomplishing my last mission!

General Harry J. Collins The General of the Children

Veteran published his first book at the age of 90. Mike Chapman was given exclusive access to the wartime diaries of General Harry J Collins, best known for his command of the 42nd Infantry Division (the Rainbow Division), which played a crucial role in blunting the German assault in the Battle of the Bulge and in the liberation of Dachau, and for his benevolent role in the occupation of Austria after the war.


Viet Man by D.S. Lliteras Military Writers Society of America  (Book Review) Viet Man: 2017 Gold Medal Winner for Literary Fiction “This is a powerful novel, eloquent while using the simplest of vocabulary and poetic in its clear-eyed imagery. Read it. Your understanding of this tumultuous period of our history will be forever enriched.”—Military Writers Society of America (MWSA Gold Medal Award Winner) D.S. Lliteras' novel, Viet Man, takes home the gold! Posted: 2017/09/13