(PRWEB) December 13, 2016
Ronnie V. Nash has completed his new book “From Boys to Warriors”: a solid and surprising recount of war, from the horrors to the camaraderie.
In 1965, at the age of seventeen, Ronnie enlisted in the US army. In 1966, he completed airborne training in Wiesbaden, Germany, and volunteered to go to Vietnam. After training with Delta Company, 51ST Prov. Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington, they shipped out for Vietnam in October of 1966. In March of 1967, he severely burned over 55 percent of his body during an accidental gasoline explosion. In 1968, he applied for and was accepted for Special Forces training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from SF training in 1969 and volunteered for a second tour in Vietnam. Nash served with II Corps MIKE force out of Pleiku and as the Intel Sgt. at Ben Het, at Special Forces “A” camp, in the tri-border area of II Corps. He returned to Fort Bragg in late 1970. In early 1971, he applied for and was accepted into the Ranger training school at Fort Benning, Georgia. He received his Ranger tab in April of that same year. He volunteered for Vietnam again (third tour) in 1972. On his third tour, he was involved in the training of Cambodians, Vietnamese Rangers, and Recon teams. In February 1973, they were called out of the field. He volunteered for the Joint Casualty Resolution Center in Thailand. We worked in five-man teams, going into Vietnam, unarmed, searching for MIA’s most of whom were downed pilots. During his tours of duty in Vietnam, he was the recipient of the following decorations for my combat actions: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air Medal for valor, Purple Heart, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was honorably discharged in March 1974. He was a cross-country truck driver until 1988. He went to work for the U.S. Customs service in 1988. He retired from the U.S. Customs Service in March of 2000, and he now resides in California, with his family.
Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Ronnie V. Nash’s compelling novel reaches into the heart of the experiences to unveil the thoughts and dedication felt by many warriors protecting the land they love and call home.
Nash expounds, “The title ‘From Boys to Warriors’ pretty much explains itself most of us went over to Vietnam between the ages of eighteen and twenty. We came back with a whole new outlook on life. The Special Forces Patch is in the shape of an arrowhead to commemorate the Native Americans. From them, we learned tactical skills, the three
lightning bolts represent Special Forces means of travel—the land, air, and sea. The sword represents the basic weapons we learned to use. The Airborne Tab showed that you were jump qualified, ‘a must to be Special Forces qualified.’ If you were Ranger Qualified, you wore the Ranger Tab above the Airborne Tab.”
Readers who wish to experience this moving work can purchase“From Boys to Warriors” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.
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