Marine Veteran To Release Vietnam Diary In Honor Of Flag Day 2015
(EMAILWIRE.COM, June 02, 2015 ) Los Angeles, CA -- Whatever the Vietnam War turned out to be about in later years, Harold (Robbie) Robinson joined the United States Marine Corp in the late spring of 1966 to fight for freedom. He was a prolific writer even then and kept a journal of his time in Southeast Asia. His family kept the letters he wrote to them. Their letters to him were lost in the mud and the horrors of war.
Robbie's new wife found the box of these treasures last year and encouraged him to turn them into a book. Shortly after their marriage, Robbie came down with cancer again for the fourth time due to exposure to Agent Orange during his time in Vietnam and the project was shelved. He beat cancer once again and took up the project earlier this year.
The diary is in the final proofing stages and will be released on Flag Day, June 14, 2015. Flag Day was chosen as the release date as it celebrates the history and symbolic meaning of the American flag, and is also an opportunity to remember those who fight to protect it and the nation for which it stands.
Here is is an excerpt from a Letter to Dad:
"I can't believe I've been here almost a month and if the rest of my time goes this fast, I'll be back in college before I know it. I think the fastness of time (make a good Sci-Fi title) is due to the fact that we're always moving, patrolling, on operations and there's little time to think, let alone getting a letter off once in a while! But speaking of your counter-insurgent, you can bet your boots that's what we are. We employ the same tactics they use with heavier armament and better equipped personnel. We are hardly conventional troops, though they call us that back home for political as well as social reasons, but we use much the same tactics as do the VC short of torture, killing of innocents, etc. although there are scattered incidents of these as in any war. But we hide in the field, search and destroy, sweep, ambush, etc. generally being miserable, wet, hungry, cold-hot, and wishing we were home."
Robbie's Vietnam Diary is composed of a transcription of letters, his journal entries, poetry and remembrances that surfaced during the compilation. The Diary will be available on Amazon, Robbie's Company website and his Author's website.
About Art Universe Books
Robbie Robinson is a Vietnam War Veteran. After the war he was inspired to study Buddhism in search of the meaning of life and began an amateur writing career. The Golden Storm is his first novel and is the culmination of years of research and spiritual searching.
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