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About the Author

Vernon E Brewer II
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Vernon E, Brewer II is a multiple Purple Heart recipient who was medivacked from Vietnam in 1969. He spent seven months in Ft Devon's Army Hospital recovering from a booby trap wound to his left thigh. In 1981 his first draft of this book won the State University of New York's Writer's Forum Scholarship and was accepted for publication by the first publisher he submitted the book to, the book sold out two printings with little or no advertising ... except word of mouth.
His poetry has been published by Old Dominion and his intro to his web page was featured by AOL on its news site after Brewer allowed a fellow Vietnam Vet to use it on another web page.
Brewer, an Avid Sky Diver and motorcyclist, in 1981 sky dived the lower 48 to bring media attention to the dangers of Agent Orange.  He was invited to write his story by The Stars and Stripes, with a lead on the front page & the entire centerfold. 
 Brewer recently traveled 14 thousand miles visiting the graves of all the paratroopers killed in action during his tour with Alpha company, 4th Battalion of the 173d Airborne Brigade. Leaving a lock of his hair on each,
Brewer donated all his royalties from this books first printing to The National Veteran's Foundation; and a portion of the proceeds from the second printing to the Sky Soldier's memorial.   
He currently resides in an A frame tucked way back into the Finger Lakes National Forest in Upstate, New York.
He describes himself, above all else, as a Father, a Son, an American and a Vietnam Veteran.