1085 – Two Vietnam Vets pen super new book


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Dick Pirozzolo (left) and Michael Morris

Episode 1085 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will assist in the announcement of a new book written by two Vietnam Veterans. Dick Pirozzolo and fellow Vietnam vet Michael Morris recently published their new book ‘Escape from Saigon’ which is a fictional account of the last days of South Vietnam as an independent country. There was a story in The Telegram of Worcester, Massachusetts titled: ‘Escape from Saigon’ captures Vietnam War’s end that was submitted by Ann Connery Frantz, a correspondent for the Telegram. It described the authors, their book and their motivation for writing the book.

One of the purposes of this podcast is to showcase members of the Vietnam Veteran Generation, one in the opinion of this podcaster that is as great as any that ever heeded the call of duty from its country. When Vietnam Veterans came home from that war they were older, wiser, stronger and better able to deal with adversity. Pirozzolo and Morris are prime representatives of that generation. The vast majority of those veterans came home and continued to serve their county in a wide array of civilian and military pursuits.

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Dick Pirozzolo working hard at his desk at Tan Son Nhut Airbase in Saigon circa 1974.

Pirozzolo and Morris chose the field of journalism to continue their service to country.  Pirozzolo came home in 1975 and became a journalist with the Telegram & Gazette’s Southbound and Webster news bureaus. Later her became a writer and doing work in public relations. Morris immediately went into the field of journalism as a writer and editor.

Their paths crossed and the rest is history. They decided to cooperate on book writing projects. They considered writing on the history of the war but realized many others had been there, done that. That led to the idea of a fiction novel based on fact that brought to life the final days of the South Vietnamese government.

Listen to episode 1085 of the podcast and discover more about the new book ‘Escape from Saigon’ by two Vietnam Veterans Dick Pirozzolo and Michael Morris.

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