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Books make great gifts for that special veteran! I am selling four books ... but let me first introduce myself: My name is Gary Jacobson, Webmaster of Vietnam Picture Tour, telling the story of a "walk in the park" grunts called Vietnam, with the 1st Air Cavalry on combat patrol. Experience chilling reality there through combat action pictures and intense poetry that will leave the sweet-and-sour taste of "the Nam" pungent on your tongue, the smell acrid in your nostrils, textures of "the Nam" imbedded in you as though you walked beside me in combat.

I served with 1st Platoon B Co 2nd/7th 1st Air Cavalry '66 - '67, as a combat infantryman ... we called ourselves "Grunts," operating out of LZ Betty near beautiful downtown Phan Thiet, Vietnam. Mine was the same unit as depicted in the Mel Gibson movie, "We Were Soldiers," only one year later. If you haven't seen it ... do! It's great! Vietnam changed us all indelibly and forever. I'm now on 100% disability rating with an extra hole in my head, covered by a 3X4 inch plate, shrapnel the size of a quarter imbedded three inches into my brain...this all compliments of a trip wire booby trap that triggered a grenade, that in turn detonated an artillery round ... and in the process completely ruined my whole day ... April, 22, 1967, in the boonies near Phan Rang, Vietnam.




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My Thousand Yard Stare, 6325 south Old Hwy 191, Malad, Idaho 83252
If you wish me to sign the book, this is the way to go.


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Just A Walk In The Park
Now introducing my newest book fresh off the presses, a novel packed with beaucoup truth from my memoirs, blended with facts happening to myself, or soldiers just over the hill ... creative nonfiction, with over 150 color pictures I took in combat action.
Just A Walk in the Park


My Thousand Yard Stare
Poetry from the Heart of a Soldier in Vietnam

Poems of war in Vietnam and Iraq, by Gary Jacobson, 272 pages to tug at the heart and stimulate the spirit of healing and remembrance, with touching words of one who has been there/done that. My Thousand Yard Stare contains over 200 color pictures and graphics.
My Thousand Yard Stare

"Thousand Yard Stare is the damndest writing I have ever read. It has sent me into worlds of pain, emotion and excitement. How the hell do you do that? I now have PTSD and it rears its ugly head when I least need it too. I live every hour of my day at some place in Nam. I don't wish to be there, I just AM. The killing I "see" never leaves me, even when I am asleep. That is if I can sleep. I recommend your writing to all my Wolfhound brothers. I go for Rolling Thunder each year, and have laid your poems at the wall. I haven't had any writings tell so much of how I feel and how it profoundly affects my life as yours has done, but then again, Iím sure you know! You have a way of putting things in your ďThousand yard Stare,Ē that I couldn't ever come close to describing, let alone trying to open up about. Your writing is hell for me, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. Itís hard because it forces me to think about the crap both fresh and buried deep in my soul. I can't learn to deal with it if I can't face it head on. Itís nice to have one of our own to say it like it was, for all the world to see. Your writing is like the Wall, Bro. It keeps me coming back for more. It speaks for everyone who didn't make it back and for those of us who can't put it in words as eloquently as you do!" Tom Marz, 25th Inf. Wolfhounds 1/27th at Cu Chi, Vietnam 69/70.

Dave Simmons: Gary, in my book you are the Vietnam War Poet Laureate,,,,, Really.

Poems of Distant Wars
Poems of Distant Wars An International War Veterans (IWVPA) anthology, a collection of poetry from veterans around the world.


Who Will Cry for the Soldiers
Who Will Cry for the Soldiers An International War Veterans (IWVPA) anthology, a collection of poetry from veterans around the world.



Just A Walk in the Park - $23

My Thousand Yard Stare - $22
Poems of Distant Wars - $22
Who Will Cry for the Soldiers - $22
Buy any three books - $60
Just note in the comments which of the three you want (Just A Walk in the Park, My Thousand Yard Stare, Poems of Distant Wars, and Who Will Cry for the Soldiers Books) Never mind what it says in the order, I will send you the three you want.

Buy all four books - $81
(Just A Walk in the Park, My Thousand Yard Stare, Poems of Distant Wars, and Who Will Cry for the Soldiers Books)



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