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B Douglas Slack

Location: Beavercreek, OH, United States

Gender: M

Member Since: January 2012

Last online: November 2018

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Last Updated Aug 11, 2018

Change in direction

The Kindle and paperback versions of "The Long Trek Home" are now available on Amazon. Get them while they're hot.

The three chapters of what I called the sequel to "The Long Trek Home" ("The Fight for Our Home") will become the third book in reality. I've gathered opinions and am convinced that allowing twenty years to pass is too long a gap. A number of things will have come to pass concerning the US and the rest of the world during the two decades. I need to chronicle those events or the "sequel" will be filled with flashbacks and recollections.

I have embarked on writing an intrim novel, now designated the sequel and tentatively named "From a House to a Home". This moves the posted three chapters (minus the Sacramento cabinet meeting scene) as the beginning of the third novel.

Now, is everyone confused enough?.It'll work out I assure you.

Bill

 

 


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My first two novels, "You Only Love Twice" and "The Long Trek Home", are available on Amazon under B Douglas Slack. The Long Trek Home is intended to be the first book of a trilogy.

Fully retired now (at 76) and enjoying my leisure time by doing what I've always wanted to do - write.  I have a Wordpress account at Tom1950.wordpress.com.  I used to have a Facebook account, but they kept changing stuff around and I got disgusted with them so I quit..  Although I haven't done much on my Wordpress account, it does have a lot of my earlier works done up in blog style.  That blogging effort has now become "Life - Such as it Was".  The picture accompanying the autobiography is my picture from my 1957 Bitburg American High School, Germany yearbook "Contrails". I am married and have been for over 54 years.

I got to thinking about my experiences in Vietnam and wrote the story "The Gift of Life" in tribute to a couple of my friends. I spent 20 years in the service of my country and I'm damned proud of it.  In the '60's, I was looked on as something that crawled out from under a rock. But now, due to more enlightened public opinion, I wanted to do more than just talk about it.  In view of that, I display my "fruit salad", my medal bar, here for all to see.  It isn't bragging, it's simply pride in a job I did well.

If you're curious as to what they all mean, here you go (left to right & top to bottom):

Navy Unit Commendation (3 awards) : Meritorious Unit Commendation (3 awards)

Navy Good Conduct (4 awards @ 4 years each) : National Defense : Armed Forces Expeditionary

Vietnam Service Medal (4 awards of >120 days each) : Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal : US Navy Expert Rifleman

The scroll on the RVN Campaign Medal is inscribed "1960 -- " to signify it never really 'ended'.

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