Author David Engel’s new book “A Small Slice of a Soldier’s Life” is a collection of evocative reflections on the day-to-day aspects of his experience in the Vietnam War.

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Recent release “A Small Slice of a Soldier’s Life” from Page Publishing author David Engel is a poignant and illuminating account of the Vietnam War from the perspective of a young G.I. serving in the US Army between 1968 and 1970.

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David Engel is a Vietnam veteran who joined the Army after his high school graduation, studied creative writing and marine biology at San Jose Community College upon his discharge, and presently lives with his wife in Siren, Wisconsin. He has published his new book “A Small Slice of a Soldier’s Life”: a stirring memoir inspired by a desire to share his experiences as a young soldier in wartime with his children.

The author shares, “At this writing, I am sixty years old, and the realization that I’m not getting any younger has prompted me to put some things from my life down on paper.

I am writing this for my daughter Gina and son Todd, who one day, may want to know what their father did during his younger years in the military.

All of my stories take place from late 1968 to mid-1970. From basic training to AIT, but mostly my lovely tour of Vietnam in Southeast Asia.

Some of my stories, I hope you will find funny, and some I know you will find tragic, and others may get me in trouble. I hope there is a statute of limitations on some of the things I have done or seen.

As I share my stories with you, I will also be using some slang terms that were used in Vietnam. I’ve created a glossary in the back of the book for these terms. Please refer to them if needed.

I hope I touch the heart of my daughter and son and show you a small slice of my reality of what Vietnam was really like from a soldier’s point of view.”

Published by Page Publishing, David Engel’s engrossing book is a candid account of the author’s experience as a young American soldier drafted to serve in the Vietnam War.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase“A Small Slice of a Soldier’s Life” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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