The author talks about his life before, during, and until the end of his duty in the military.
San Diego, CA – WEBWIRE – Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Every veteran has his or her own story; this is mine.
Odon Bacques book A Walk in the Park: A Vietnam Comedy was displayed by self-publishing and book marketing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 London Book Fair. The book trade fair was held at Olympia London, London, UK, last April 18-20, 2023.
A Walk in the Park follows the authors nonchalant life as a law student at a university. He was aware of the raging war in Vietnam but didnt worry too much because he already set his life for a legal career. However, he never thought that he would be bound for life in the military. When his law school requested him not to return for the next school year, he learned that the only other option was to join the Army.
Bacque had poor eyesight, so he already assumed that he would be a bad fit for the front lines in the combat troop. He only expected to get trained and then get into the noncombat department. He was wrong again. He got sent through Officer Candidate School and wound up assigned to the Green Berets (the United States Army Special Forces), the combat front line. He accepted his role and trained for his days in the Vietnam War.
He prepared himself for the worst once they stepped foot in Vietnam. However, another twist of fate occurred. He was reassigned from Team A to Team B, a noncombat department. The military needed his skills in accounting since he majored in accounting in college, a course he had difficulty passing.
For someone with a serious vision impairment during wartime, the sudden change of his life trajectory beats being sent to an active war zone in the jungle.
Readers can purchase a copy of Odon Bacques A Walk in the Park: A Vietnam Comedy on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
A Walk in the Park: A Vietnam Comedy
Author| Odon Bacque
Published Date| 2015
Genre| History, Vietnam War
The author has been involved in his community since returning from the war, culminating in his election to the Louisiana House of Representatives