New Memoir Captures Experiences of Vietnam War

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Jenny La Sala, Jim Markson team up to pen ‘Vietnam & Beyond’

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When Jim Markson returned home from Vietnam in 1968, he dutifully carried the painful memories with him, feeling as though he was unable to share them with others. The only record of his pain rested in the letters Markson had written home during his deployment.

When Markson discovered his mother had kept the letters, he embarked on a journey of healing. Together with author Jenny La Sala, Markson shares his story for the first time through their new book “Vietnam & Beyond: Veteran Reflections” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“Vietnam & Beyond” places readers in the heat of the Tet Offensive, one of the largest military campaigns in the Vietnam War. Markson, who served from March 1967 to March 1968, immerses readers in his surroundings through his letters, which detail his day-to-day activities, worries and fears.

In addition to Markson’s story, Markson and La Sala are very proud to embrace veterans of all wars and share over 30 veteran stories from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan to show the similarities of war and the soldier from one generation to another. This book gives a multi-faceted and detailed account of the Vietnam War and its impact on returning veterans.

Together, they have a story to tell, one that will resonate with many other veterans of all wars, past, present and future.

“Our hope is that this book will help place the other veterans and their families on this road to understanding that they are not alone,” La Sala writes. “War changes the soldier, and it changes the family too.”

“Vietnam & Beyond”
By Jenny La Sala; Jim Markson
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 310 pages | ISBN 9781490746159
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 310 pages | ISBN 9781490746166
E-Book | 310 pages | ISBN 9781490746197
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
“Vietnam & Beyond” is Jenny La Sala's third publication with “My Family Compass,” written under her pen name of Ann Stone in 2012 and “Comes A Soldier's Whisper” in 2013. More information on her newest addition is available at and on Twitter at

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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