Episode 2634 – New book added to Recommended Reading List

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Kenna Clay Jordan with his book “A Lighter Side of Too-Damn-Scared”

Episode 2634 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the newest book added to the Podcast Recommended Reading List. The featured story comes from The News-Review of Roseburg, Oregon and is titled: No apologies: A young soldier’s perspective of the Vietnam War. It was submitted by Drew Winkelmaier [dwinkelmaier@nrtoday.com].

The story tells about Vietnam Veteran Kenna Clay Jordan and his new book “A Lighter Side of Too-Damn-Scared.”  Jordan self-published the book in 2019 aimed at telling his point of view as a 19-year-old who volunteered for the Army at the height of the Vietnam War.

This podcast encourages Vietnam Veterans to write about their experiences before, during and after the War. Kenna Clay Jordan has followed that encouragement to a tee. His book is an excellent description how a wrecker truck driving mechanic survived the War.

His book begins with a short story about his father confronting police on their family ranch outside of Las Vegas. The deputies came to arrest him. Jordan was a young child and watching his father being confronted he felt he had to do something about the situation. He went inside their home and returned with a pistol and handed the gun to his father. His father shot at the deputies leaving two holes in the passenger side door.

This is what to expect when reading Jordan’s book — an unapologetic, unrestrained story of a young soldier, half a world away, doing his best to survive.

To get a copy of the book send a letter to P.O. Box 72, Roseburg, OR 97470. Jordan asks that you include an email address with your letter. The book costs $48 plus $5 for shipping and handling.

Listen to episode 2634 and discover more about the newest book added to the Podcast Recommended Reading List.

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