Author John Fratangelo’s new book “The Last Goodbye” is the stirring memoir of a New Yorker forced to navigate the tragic events of the Vietnam era at home and in combat

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Recent release “The Last Goodbye” from Page Publishing author John Fratangelo is a poignant reflection on his childhood and teenage years in the Bronx, his military service both stateside and in Vietnam, and the lasting impact of his experience in combat and the deep and lasting pain of losing friends and family in a war on the other side of the world.

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John Fratangelo is a Bronx native who was drafted into the US Army, served in Vietnam, pursued an industrial career until his factory closed, and now lives in Mahopac, New York with his wife, Judith. He has published his latest book “The Last Goodbye”: a candid first-hand account of his service in the Vietnam War, and a deeply personal account of the challenges he faced upon his return to civilian life.

This true story tells of the life John and Tony, two inseparable cousins, had during their young years as kids in the Bronx and their adventures together through their teen years and their time in Vietnam. It tells of John’s young marriage while in the Army and his trials and tribulations that he endures during his two years in military service.

The book has some humorous moments but sadly they are overwhelmed by the heartaches and losses that occur during the military. The story is highlighted by the apparition that John has of Tony on the night that John finds out about Tony being killed in Vietnam. This scene inspired the writing of this book. However, the story does not end there. It goes on to tell of the tragic events that continue in the life of John, nicknamed “Pizza” by his Recon buddies. It shows and informs all who read it that combat is no joke. It’s real and horrific and all those who have endured it can attest to its atrocities.

John writes, “‘The Last Goodbye’ is a read that is sure to bring both a smile to your face and a tear to your eyes and will have a lasting impact on the way people who read it come to feel about the combat veteran and have a newfound respect for every man and woman who proudly serve their country so that you, the reader and future generations, will be able to live free and safe forever.”    

Published by Page Publishing, John Fratangelo’s engrossing book is a riveting memoir of the author’s life, service, and sacrifice during the Vietnam War.

Readers who wish to experience this compelling work can order “The Last Goodbye” 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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