Michael P. Chapanar, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine’s new book “America's Backpack Nuke" is about how he was ordered to strap on a nuclear weapon at the age of 19

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Recent release “America's Backpack Nuke" from Page Publishing author Michael P. Chapanar, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine, explores how the author’s mission was to save thousands of Marines from being slaughtered on the DMZ. Khe Sahn and Con Thien were in peril.

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Michael P. Chapanar, 11th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Marine, a retired veteran who lives in sunny California with his wife, Angela, has completed his new book “America's Backpack Nuke": an intriguing work that delves into how close the United States was to nuclear war on an eerie night in the fall of 1967.

According to Chapanar, “Living forty-five years with a classified and dynamic missing piece of Vietnam history, I struggled with issues morally and legally, finding a way to let the world know about top secret activity in Vietnam. In 2012 I was informed some of my military records were declassified. The story
defines the how, why, when, and where in Vietnam I was tasked with strapping on a tactical nuclear weapon known today as a backpack nuke. Although the book is about combat and nuclear weapons, it is also a human-interest and love story.”

Published by Page Publishing, Michael P. Chapanar tells of a gripping history that demonstrates how the Vietnam conflict started out as a noble cause. It was an opportunity to help the South Vietnamese people fight for their freedom and independence while at the same time stopping the aggressive spread of communism.

However, ego began to play a significant role among some of our leaders and a worthy and noble cause went awry. When ego and deceit replaced logic and truth in the war, no one on earth was “Beyond the Call” of destruction.

Readers who wish to experience this riveting book can purchase “America's Backpack Nuke" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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