Conversations with Vietnam Heroes

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Conversations with Vietnam Heroes:

Stories about the Vietnam War you never heard in school. (Conversations) (Volume 1)

by Mack W. Payne

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At Last, a Book That Tells the Real Story About Vietnam Veterans
“I was deeply impressed with not only the candor, realism and patriotism of each Veteran; but also, of what they achieved with their lives after Vietnam.” Jay M. Garner, Lt.Gen (Ret), US Army “Your first book was GOOD but this book is “GREAT” and ” AWESOME”. John Wechsler, Vietnam Vet


“Mack Payne is a conversationalist. That means he listens. That’s a rare quality nowadays when yakking and yelling are the norm. But Mack does more than listen. He’s genuinely interested in others, particularly veterans.” Jim Lamb, Vietnam Vet and author Mack Payne’s gripping conversations with a rich cast of nine Army, Marine Corps, Navy, and Air Force veterans in his latest book, Conversations with Vietnam Heroes, clearly depicts how the Vietnam War generation is as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty. They fought with dedication to their comrades in arms and to their country. Their vivid accounts and combat-related stories, so well depicted in this book, are portrayed with stirring human drama and emotion. But most importantly, it shows the strength, courage and determination to make a difference and not let the war take away from a productive and rewarding life. Reading the stories of these heroes is hard, but hearing how they overcame is inspiring. A look inside this book provides a glimpse of the sacrifices and dedication it takes to be a soldier—the candor, realism, and patriotism of each veteran and all they endured during the war and throughout life.


Protection and Healing for FIRST RESPONDERS

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Bulletproof Spirit:

The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart

By Captain Dan Willis


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If you are a police officer, firefighter, EMT, ER nurse, or soldier, or you love one — this book can save your life Suicide, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many more emotional and stress-related problems plague the first-responder community. Hundreds of thousands of these brave public servants have unwittingly become victims of the professions they once loved. However, the suffering that results from a professional life of sacrifice and service can be prevented and mitigated.

As a law-enforcement veteran, police captain Dan Willis has witnessed the damage of emotional trauma and has made it his personal mission to safeguard and enhance the wellness and wholeness of police officers, firefighters, EMTs, emergency-room personnel, and soldiers. Bulletproof Spirit offers field-tested expertise designed to be used by all first responders — and their families — to heal themselves and continue serving with compassion and strength.



Meet The Author – Captain Dan Willis
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Police Captain Dan Willis is a former homicide investigator and SWAT commander who has developed wellness programs and specializes in providing emotional survival and wellness training to first responders.

He has served with the La Mesa Police Department for the past 25 years, in part as a homicide and cold case detective, a SWAT Commander, and as the agency’s Wellness Program Coordinator. He is a graduate of San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice, as well as a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he studied emotional survival issues for first responders.

He has taught for 10 years at the San Diego Police Academy, and has been Officer of the Year twice with nominations for Detective of the Year for the State of California. Captain Willis provides emotional survival training to any first responder agency in the country.

Self Help, Psychological



RISE: Must Read for all VETERANS & Military Families

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The Veteran’s Field Manual For Starting Your Own Business & Conquering The Online Economy

by Veteran Wes O’Donnell



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RISE is the veteran’s eCommerce business guide with step by step instructions for starting your own business and guiding it to profitability. Military veteran entrepreneur Wes O’Donnell leads the way with crucial insights, tips and a wealth of veteran-specific resources that are available along the journey. The book also includes appendices filled with veteran specific information like Starting a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Small Business Administration Resources that are available exclusively to veterans. In addition, veterans interested in entrepreneurship can interact directly with the author regarding topics not covered in the book at the author’s Veteran Assistance website, Warrior Lodge. Join the Veteran Uprising!



Meet the Author: Wes O’Donnell

Wes O DonnellWes O’Donnell is the Founder and Creative Director of and the owner of MD-Advantages Healthcare and Modern Workspace Tech Furniture. He holds the US Patent on the OmniCart Modular Medical Cart System and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/ IT Management. Wes lives near Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma, with his wife, three awesome kids and his snow dog.




“Entrepreneurship is jumping out of an airplane, and assembling your parachute on the way down.” -Wes O’Donnell  





Dishonesty Tangles: The Words of a Murdered Poet

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Dishonesty Tangles:

God’s Soldier
Caught in The Devil’s War

by Ruben Michael Fematt


There is no explaining or defining Ruben Michael Fematt. The peace he sought in this life eluded him. He was raised to be a smart baseball player from his hometown California neighborhood of Wilmington, also known as ‘The Heart of The Harbor’. Despite attending grade school at nearby Holy Family Catholic Church, Ruben went the way of foolish & dangerous behaviors towards the end of his teens. ruben fematt -dishonestytanglesThis looked to others as though his life had slowly spiraled into an abyss. As he grew older, Ruben began to write poetry for his family, friends & cellmates; and his poems were found to have documented an explicitly honest account of a journey thru dishonesty……

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Genres:  Poetry / American / Hispanic American

More about: Ruben Michael Fematt – A Murdered Poet
“Dishonesty Tangles: God’s Soldier Caught in The Devil’s War” is a new poetry book with poems and poetry for anyone who has a family member facing drug addiction or who may be on other paths of self-destruction.

The words of murdered poet Ruben Michael Fematt are simply human, explaining an experience that was painfully dishonest thru a completely honest collection of poems that were left behind when he died.

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Author Spotlight: David McDonald – A Soldiers Poems

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David McDonald

David’s poetry brings a new hard unyielding honesty to work of this kind, the reader is consumed by the barbarity and then lifted by the softness of the outcomes. His poems bring a myriad of situations under the microscope, all of them events not fantasy and though gritty there is a softness to the outcomes that portray a man who has been at war with himself….



Author David McDonald’s Books reveal the reality of the emotions of war. He is an honest voice explaining the pain and consequences experienced by soldiers and their families.



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