"Former infantry rifleman
and platoon sergeant Gary DeRigne has created a novel set during the
Vietnam War that is brutal, honest, heartrending, tragic, and hopeful
in turns. Told only as one who experienced the war firsthand can
relay, One Young Soldier is a thoughtful and enduring work of
literature that is as engaging to read as it is
disturbing. This sensitive and unforgettable first novel
is a triumph of literary war fiction."
Outskirts Press, November 2007
Please browse around. There are reviews of the book, interesting
photos from my own service in the Vietnam war, my bio (just in case
you're wondering), and a place to order copies.
I'll personally autograph
each copy purchased through this website, including a dedication to
anyone you choose and a message personalized to
And I'll donate $1.00 from
each book sale to the Wounded Warrior Project, a wonderful non-profit
organization helping wounded veterans returning from Iraq and
But don't wait.
A book review.....
has captured the human dimension of battle in Vietnam like no one else...
This novel is simply gripping! You will not be able to set it down...."
Col. J.B. Dodson, U.S. Army (Retired)
The young "grunts" of 3rd
Platoon, Delta Company, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), just before
stepping off on an air assault operation against the North Vietnamese
Army, September, 1969.
A few days later. Maybe this is
where the term "snake-eater" came from.