April 29: A few weeks ago, I got an email from the Suffolk County Veterans Service Agency about the Heroes of the Game campaign, in which the Long Island Ducks minor league baseball team would be honoring two veterans at each of its home games, and asking for nominees. The campaign is sponsored by New York Community Bank. I nominated United Veterans Beacon House founder/president Frank Amalfitano and spoke to veterans service officer Melissa Pandolf, who asked me if I’d…..
April 8: I was interviewed at the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial on the Camden, N.J. waterfront today as a part of their annual Vietnam War Living History Day. Vietnam War Re-enactors and veterans were set up in the wardroom with weapons, uniforms, flags, photos and other memorabilia from the war. Several hundred people passed through the exhibit before taking guided tours of the vessel. About 40 people heard me speak about my Vietnam memoir “Heroes to the End”…..