John Podlaski

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John Podlaski served in Vietnam during 1970 and 1971 as an infantryman with both the Wolfhounds of the 25th Division, and the 501st Infantry Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star, two Air Medals, and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. "Cherries - A Vietnam War Novel" is his first book, published in 2010, it is faring well with over 300 combined reviews with an average of 4.6 stars. The story is a memoir of his time as as infantry soldier during the Vietnam War.

John spent the years since Vietnam working in various management positions within the automotive industry and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2002. John is a life member of Vietnam Veterans of
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John Podlaski I have to leave and do something else to take my mind completely off of the book I'm writing. i.e. go to a movie, car show, fair, etc. I find that…moreI have to leave and do something else to take my mind completely off of the book I'm writing. i.e. go to a movie, car show, fair, etc. I find that when I return later, my mind is more refreshed and chances are good that something invaded while gone.(less)
John Podlaski Just tossing out ideas to friends. I wanted to write something about fear and the emotions that come with it. During the Vietnam War, we were still…moreJust tossing out ideas to friends. I wanted to write something about fear and the emotions that come with it. During the Vietnam War, we were still teenagers and didn't get a chance to do what teenagers do. When getting pulled into the war, fear was paramount and the Army tried to instill a confidence that would make us hold our ground and fight...depend upon our training and automatic responses so there is no time for fear. I decided to go that route and then use comparison to the same kind of events while growing up. It worked out well!(less)
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Doug Peterson gives you an idea of what it was like to fly a dust off mission in South Vietnam to pick up an injured American soldier to get him to a medical facility.


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