Reading A Naïve Young Man’s Life Through ‘Letters to Louise’

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A charming memoir that narrates a journey of life and love.

An engaging story of a young life, a challenging tale of life in the military service, and a heartwarming love affair is all set to captivate anyone’s heart as author Russell J. Jewett releases, through Xlibris, Letters to Louise.

Letters to Louise is an autobiography about a naive young man coming from a very stable and protected environment and enlisted in the navy. As a navy hospital corpsman, he became a combat corpsman with the US Marines. This memoir recounts his life in the military service where he experienced living, eating, fighting and sleeping in the mud and jungles of South Vietnam. But more than that, it also chronicles the memories of events and the actual text of letters written over a period of four years to his girlfriend who was still in high school while he was in the United States, Japan, and Vietnam.

Through Letters to Louise, readers will find an interesting journey of life and love through the story of the author. They will find this book entertaining and inspiring while they engross themselves into the pages filled with thrills, excitement, passion, dreams, and love. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Russell J. Jewett was born in the isolated town of Fort Bragg and lived with three generations of relatives on the Mendocino Coast of Northern California. Unlike the majority of his relatives, he enlisted in the military at age seventeen to see what the world had to offer. By age twenty, he had been stationed in Japan before assignment to the Fleet Marine Force Vietnam as a combat corpsman with an infantry battalion. He lived, ate, fought, and slept in the mud and jungles on the DMZ with a remarkable company of Marines who became known as Ripley’s Raiders. During his entire time in the service, he corresponded regularly with his high school sweetheart. Those letters surfaced thirty-eight years later, and he used them as a framework to chronicle his memories.

Letters to Louise * by Russell J. Jewett
Publication Date: June 7, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 408 pages; 978-1-4535-1300-2
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 408 pages; 978-1-4535-1301-9
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-1302-6

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