“Yep, I’m definitely a people person, or should I say, a people’s dog. Hanging out with dogs and cats or any other kind of animal is not my cup of tea, you see?” The companionship and friendship of human beings is my strongest suit.

SKIP'S Legacy

I am from…… Eating beans and hotdogs every Saturday night…… Shooting “Hoops” at a basket mounted on a telephone pole…… Playing “Kick-the-Can and “Hide-and-Seek” in the street after supper…… Reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance” and a Prayer each day at school…… Standing at attention, hand on heart, when the American Flag goes by ……

Home of the Brave

When a western Colorado woman founded a project to offer mental health support, job and housing advice and other aid for returning warriors, she did not count on was how much men and women who had served still had to give. My book Home of the Brave is about this woman and her town, and about community and military service and the possibilities born of creativity and commitment.

Not Going Home Alone: A Marine's Story

Military Memoir of interest to all fellow Legionnaires, Vietnam Veterand especially

A Journey into War

A Journey into War is the great American war novel that took 30 years to create.

Walking Point: An Infantryman's Untold Story

Vivid memoir of a rifleman in a light infantry company fighting the 2nd North Vietnamese Division in the Queson Valley west of Da Nang, Tam Ky and Chu Lai.

Ballad of the Green Beret

I wanted American Legion members and all veterans to know about "Ballad of the Green Beret," my just-published biography of Army Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler, who had the No. 1 song of 1966, "The Ballad of the Green Beret."

Normandy: A Father's Ship and a Son's Curiosity

This is the factual story of an American warship and its crew, which battled German U-boats in the Atlantic, then crossed the Atlantic to serve on D-Day at the Battle of Normandy. Much of the book is based on personal interviews.


The story of two young WWII pilots who were killed in a tragic accident in 1944 and forgotten for over 70 years.

They Gave Blood, Sweat and Tears-True Stories of American Veterans from WWII to Operation Iraqi Freedom

William J. McKenzie, Corporal 3rd Army, 80th Division 319th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, H “Co.” U.S. Army World War II The morning of Dec. 23, 1944, after they took over the town of Heiderscheid, Luxembourg, Corporal William McKenzie looked out the second-story window of the farmhouse and saw men camouflaged in white sneaking along the road behind the house. He knew the Allies didn’t wear white so he fired at them, wakening the rest of the Americans. After about 10 minutes of firing, 29 German tanks and half-tracks loaded with German soldiers came up out of the draw and surrounded the town: 5,000 Germans against 263 Americans. Young 20-year-old William McKenzie, after hearing about the recent massacre at Malmady, figured he was finished.