The old gray house stood alone and empty. Silent, without a trace of the screaming fights we heard coming from within in the past. The whole neighborhood was there, on the street, sidewalk and alley. I stood with my circle of friends at the front of the crowd. …


In July 1971 I had been in Vietnam for nine months and had requested to extend my tour for another six. My hope was for an early out when my tour was up. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the Army. I was just ready to move on. …


I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago in the 1950s. I am now 68 years old and love telling anyone who will listen about my childhood. I was, needless to say, an interesting time.

I will be posting little vignettes of my life as a baby boomer in…


The Phu Loi flight line was a bustle of activity. 19 July 1971 was a typical day at this helicopter base northwest of Saigon. It was 08:30 and flights of Huey's took off en route for their assigned combat assaults. The familiar whump, whump, whump of their rotors beating the…

Jack McCabe

Vietnam vet, retired realtor, published author.

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