Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Wednesday's Warriors - YOUNG SOLDIERS AMAZING WARRIORS by Robert H. Sholly


2015 is the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War for American Forces.  The Department of Defense is commemorating this milestone at this link:

The commemorative program will include activities and ceremonies to achieve the following objectives:

To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW), or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.

To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.

To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.

To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

Dedication of the Vietnam War Memorial
Public Domain (link)

My friend Laurel recently created a book trailer for Colonel Robert H. Sholly's book, YOUNG SOLDIERS AMAZING WARRIORS:

Young Soldiers Amazing Warriors is an absorbing, detailed and substantial memoir of military service on the ground in Vietnam, as well as a well-earned tribute to the brave young men with whom Sholly served. Sholly writes both from his own perspective and that of his surviving men in his combat rifle battalion, with eye-witness accounts in their own words. 

Young Soldiers chronicles the beginning of the famous “nine Days in May” battles of the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam and the heroes who fought them, including 4 Medal of Honor Winners. Personal accounts of boys become men reveal the riveting events of firefights, human wave attacks, hand-to-hand combat, overrun units, survivors, and sacrifice that combine to tell the story in action-packed detail. 

Check out the book trailer at this link.

We will have several Vietnam veterans at the 12th Annual SOS America Military Tribute during the RT Booklovers' Convention in Dallas - link for more details and free tickets.   

I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Leave a comment about the Vietnam War - do you know any veterans?  Have you visited the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC?   My father in law served in the Vietnam War.  I have visited the memorial - the wall that heals - it is worth the trip (link).

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, March 21, 10 pm in Baltimore.  

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 22.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Check out my spotlight of military hero workshops at the RT Booklovers' Convention on my travel blog at this link and link.

Vietnam war memorial  
Vietnan War Memorial (left) with the Washington Memorial (right)
Public Domain (link


  1. I don't know anyone who served in Vietnam. The wrong generations I think.

  2. I know many Vietnam veterans.....God Bless them all. My cousin's husband was killed in Vietnam and I have gone to see the traveling wall and found my cousin's husband.

  3. My father served in Viet Nam and I have been to the wall. It is amazing

  4. No I don't know anyone that served in Vietnam...

  5. My husband is a Vietnam vet, and my husbands brother served in Vietnam. My friends fiancee was killed there.

  6. I have visited the Vietnam War Memorial; it is an emotional experience. Thanks for the post, Kim.

  7. I visited the Vietnam War Memorial in 1983. The teachers I was with were Vietnam Vets. They were so moved. I remember crying. It was a very solemn visit.

  8. My husband served in Vietnam - he was a SeaBee. I'v been to the memorial twice and it is quite emotional.

  9. My cousin's husband and several friends served in Viet Nam.

  10. No would like to

  11. One of my neighbors was there - he was a captain in the army. He was given the choice of whether to go or not because one of his brothers had gone and was MIA. He still chose to go.

  12. My husband served in the Vietnam War though he was never sent over to Vietnam. I have been to the memorial. Very touching.

  13. I have visited the memorial, but I was very young (maybe 8 or 9). I may know a few Vietnam Vets. I think 1 or 2 of my uncles served during that time.

  14. Yes, I know a number of Vietnam veterans and I have visited the Memorial.

  15. Forgot to mention, yes, I have been to the memorial. So Sad.

  16. Have never seen the wall.A 2nd cousin served in Viet Nam.
    Karen T.

  17. I have never visited the wall and do know some people who served.
    Helen L.

  18. I was in college while the Vietnam War was still going on, and there were a lot of veterans on campus. I was acquainted with several of them. I have never been to visit the Memorial.