When the NFL players dishonor the flag, the country, the Veteran

I have had a tough time this year watching my Chicago Bears, and I don’t mean because they’re a bad team. As a veteran of 25 years in the United States Marine Corps, I feel the NFL players are disrespecting me. Refusing to stand for the playing of our National Anthem dishonors all those who have been buried under its colors. Less than a handful of NFL players have served this country in any way at all. They, like so many Americans today, are only takers. What have any of them given to this country. Oh, they’ll say we work in areas of the poor and give our time. Their time as long as someone has a camera to record and show during games. They’ll say we have given money…
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Silent Heroes is now an Award winning novel

Just wanted to share with my brothers. It was just announced, Silent Heroes is now an award winning novel. After thousands of entries, Silent Heroes is a winner. Awarded by Readers favorite and given this seal. https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/silent-heroes Go to my web site at rickgreenbergauthor.com for more info or get a copy of your won. Available in print, Kindle and Audio. 
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Guest Speaker

On Saturday, September 16, I have been asked to speak at the Paradise Recreation Center in The Villages, Florida, to a group known as the Hanger Flyers. There will be a slide presentation and a look back at my time in Vietnam. The talk will begin at 9:30 in the Gregory Peck room. Be sure to stop by and say hello. My books will be for sale after the talk. Hope to see you all there. In the meantime, check out the silent Heroes trailer.  https://goo.gl/gTRGjf. Another look at the book cover?
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Readers favorite Five Star award

I recently recived a distinguished rating from Readers Favorite Awards,  Five Stars for my book Silent Heroes, A Recon Marine's Vietnam War Experience, and a great review. With such writers as Henrye Winkler and John Harwood sharing simular reviews, I feel I'm in great company. The reveiw is written by  Divine Zape and you can read what he wrote youself. Thanks for following my BLOG and yes, I'll try to write more. Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Silent Heroes: A Recon Marine's Vietnam War Experience by Rick Greenberg is historical fiction that will transport readers to the Vietnam era, allowing them to have a clear peek into the realities of war, a story with realistic and compelling characters. What does it feel like to be involved in a…
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Happy Fathers Day Dad

I always knew my father loved me, but in my first twenty years of life, my dad never gave me a hug or said I love you son. On the day I returned from Vietnam, I got that hug. Growing up and being the youngest of three boys, our family was typical for any family in the 1950s and 1960s. My dad served in World War II and when he returned home, Mom and he decided the try one more time for that little girl Mom, so desperately wanted, bingo, out I came. Oh well, I was not a girl. Mom and dad never treated me any different than my brothers, dad especially treated all the boys the same. We knew he loved us, but dad grew up in a…
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Are You Afraid To Speak, In Public That Is

I, like many folks, have always been afraid of letting myself go and speaking in front of a group of strangers. I may write and practice for weeks before the event is to take place, but then moments before it is to begin, I can feel those predictable butterflies start flickering around in my belly. This past May fourth, I spoke in front of a group of thirty-five people, mostly strangers who came to hear about my time as a Reconnaissance Marine in Vietnam. I had everything ready. My PowerPoint was put together and arranged to coordinate perfectly with my bullet point presentation. I had my clicker ready, my large projector screen, and my ad libs all practiced, I even had my bottle of water handy at my side. The…
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Veterans’ Stories: Silent Heroes; Marine Corps Recon Rangers

I have been invited, and I have accepted to speak with a group of veterans and others at the Sumter County Veteran Services Offices, room 102 located at 7375 Powell Road, Wildwood Florida, from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. on May 4th 2017. The talk will be about my experiences serving with First Reconnaissance Battalion, United States Marine Corps in Vietnam from September 1969 to the following September, 1970. I hope to cover what it was like to be thrust into a situation of uncertainty, relive training in ten days that others received weeks of. The first day in the jungle leading to a firefight that resulted in not one but two KIAs. The night I slept in the roots of a giant tree that reached for the sky. I'll talk…
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Recon Team, older but not forgotten.

Not as Mean, Not as Lean, but still a great Recon Team. Recon Marines, older but still ready to serve their country. Lunch with my Recon buddies in Central Florida. Ooh Rah, Semper Fi. A hard charging patriotic group of marines who served their country in Vietnam proudly in an elite unit known as First Reconnaissance battalion USMC. Each and every one of them risked their lives for their brother Marine then and would gladly do it again today. Semper Fi is not just a slogan, is what we each would die for. Semper Fi, Always Faithful, to our Corps, to each other. That is what it means to be a Marine.
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Silent Heroes re-released

Silent Heroes is being re-released soon with new editorial corrections and something special. One important addition will be the first chapter to the book, Desert Burning. Many have asked, what happened to Greeny after the war? Desert Burning is the sequel to Silent Heroes and will tell you what happened to Greeny, and more. Desert Burning is scheduled for release in the fall of 2017 so be sure to look for it. Until then, I hope you will continue to enjoy and purchase Silent Heroes, A Recon Marines Vietnam War experience. It is offered in audio, print, e-book and free on KDP. Be sure to check out the Silent Hero trailer  https://goo.gl/gTRGjf Visit my authors page  http://goo.gl/6NBE5V Or go directly to my web page for everything you need  goo.gl/8scD4M
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Anniversary of Silent Heroes, Sequel Coming

Anniversary of Silent Heroes, Sequel Coming My book Silent Heroes, A Recon Marines Vietnam War Experience has reached a milestone. Or rather it has reached its first birthday. That’s right, today March fourth, it is one year old and I am proud to say, it is still doing well. Sales, though not as robust as when it first took off, are very good. The book is alive and selling many copies every day. Those buying the book Silent Heroes are veterans of all groups. The Vietnam vet of course, but also the veteran of today’s military as many of the 280 reviews I have received are from them as well. There have even been reviews from non-veterans and those of you out there that are interested in the Vietnam War…
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