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Robert P. Miller

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in Racine, Wis., The United States


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BS in history from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1968.

U.S. Army 1968-71. Officers Candidate School 1969. While serving in Vietnam as a combat engineer officer in 1970-71, his platoon spearheaded a major operation of the war (the attempt to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos).

Worked for John Deere for 36 years in various domestic and overseas assignments. Retired in 2007.

"The Road to Laos" was published by ARMY Magazine in 1990. This led to the writing of "Warrior, Wayfarer," published in 2011. 2nd edition released in July, 2012.

Married. Lives in Pensacola, Fla. and Kansasville, Wis.

From the Racine Journal Times:

Our Authors: Local man's novel explores love, war and God

"Warrior, Wayfarer" by Robert P. Miller

August 26, 2012 5:00 am •

Name: Robert Miller

Age: 68

Current town/city of residence: Kansasville, Wis., and Pensacola, Fla.

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Warrior, Wayfarer (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Sep 06, 2012 12:25PM
Description: Love, war, and God are the driving forces in this superbly written novel of a tumultuous period. It’s 1969 and Press Patrick, a skirt-chasing cad and Army draftee, chooses officer training over immediate deployment to Vietnam. During his slow march to war, he falls in love with Celia Halley, a grad student who is uncomfortable with his variable morals and his atheism. He then saves Rebecca Sperling, a news magazine reporter, from arrest while trespassing on an Army base. In Vietnam, Press finds himself in mountainous jungle with a competent sergeant who refuses to relinquish command of the platoon. After six months of interesting and outlandish experiences, his platoon spearheads a major operation of the war. Rebecca covers the operation, and they travel together until Press leaves for R&R. Celia joins him in Hawaii, still unsure of their relationship. Back in Vietnam, Press faces his “foxhole moment,” followed by an even more momentous upheaval. “Warrior, Wayfarer” takes you on a moral and spiritual journey through a war where kindness and cruelty, beauty and brutality cohabitate. The love story is gripping; the war story is authentic. Members of women’s book clubs have finished reading during pre-dawn hours. Retired colonels have read it twice. Two disparate groups—one terrific novel.

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As the plane took aim at the runway at Cam Ranh Bay, Press took his first glimpse of Vietnam. Several indistinct islands stood sentinel on the coast. Although they were barren and bony and no larger than the average landfill, he muse..." Read more of this chapter »
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