Thank you for stopping by my website, I hope you will add this to your favorites. If you are an avid reader of stories based on actual events, I think you will enjoy reading my books. You will discover through my biography, a career marine who has fought in two of America’s wars. A man who later suffered a tragic fate, and through it all became a believer in Jesus Christ before retiring to The Villages Florida in 2011. You will also find excerpts from my books, how to buy them, and events where I may be appearing as a speaker, or signing books. To anyone who has read my books, thank you! I truly appreciate your support and faith in me as an author. Continue reading and talking about my books, and I’ll keep writing!
With warm wishes and a Semper Fi, Rick Greenberg
Silent Valor One Man’s Vietnam War
A young Marine deployed to Vietnam finds terror, danger, and death, but also courage, loyalty, and brotherhood. This intense, gritty tale of the Vietnam War, in a setting depicted so vividly you can almost feel the jungle heat, it will draw you in and won’t let go.
Silent Valor recreates what happened to Lance Corporal Don Talbot and the squad members of Echo Two in their attempt to save fellow Marines surrounded by the North Vietnamese Army.
This touching true story will please readers interested in the Vietnam War and all those who find inspiration in examples of courage under fire.
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Desert Burning: A Marine’s Gulf War Experience
Desert Burning is an action-packed story skillfully told by retired Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Rick Greenberg. Following Vietnam, Rick leaves the Corps in an attempt to keep his family together. Unable to shake the memories of that war, he finds a friend who shares his nightmares.
Following a major life tragedy, Greenberg rejoins the Marine Corps. Coming up through the ranks at a time when the Corps was lacking equipment and a readiness for war, Corporal Greenberg’s first task is to deal with a squad of mutinous Marines.
When Staff Sergeant Greenberg finds he will be Engineer Support Company’s lead convoy commander in the upcoming invasion of Kuwait, he wonders if he’ll survive.
When the desert is set ablaze, no one knows what Saddam Hussain’s next move will be.
The scenes Greenberg masterfully draws in Desert Burning are both realistic and gripping. They will easily have you ducking for cover as the bombs explode.
Desert Burning is a great read that tells it like it was in America’s first desert war since 1943. Learn the true story of Operation Desert Storm from the eyes of an enlisted marine who was there.
Silent Heroes: A Recon Marine’s Vietnam War Experiences
Silent Heroes is an action-packed, skillfully told, emotional and gripping Vietnam War story by retired U. S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Rick Greenberg, who served in an elite Reconnaissance Battalion in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970.Greenberg joined the Corps right out of high school because he always wanted to be a Marine. Little did he know what it would ultimately cost him to even approach earning such a title. After boot camp, “Greeny,” as he was later known by his Recon team buddies, attended radio communication school in San Diego, CA. As a radio operator, upon arrival in Vietnam, Greenberg was both surprised and troubled when he was arbitrarily assigned to the First Recon Battalion, generally considered to be an elite unit, and normally manned by volunteers. He soon learns he must adapt quickly, or risk going home in a body bag! The battle scenes Greenberg masterfully draws in Silent Heroes are both realistic and gripping. They can easily send cold chills down the spines of combat veterans, and dispel any false notions or glorified myths held by non-combatants. A GREAT read that tells it like it was regarding the brave warriors who fought, and some who died, in the Vietnam war!
Faith in a Box
This factual novel is about Rick Greenberg’s life experience. On a weekend trip to a Vietnam Reunion, Rick, His wife, Cindy and friends suffer a tragic accident. Somehow, Rick survives, but barely. Medical personal said he probably would not live and if he did, he would be a vegetable. Miraculously, Rick defied the odds and came out of a thirty-day coma. His family, and medical staff view his survival as a miracle. He disregards their claims, his faith, and that God had anything to do with what happened. Faith in a Box offers a glimpse into the life of a man who faces an uncertain and grueling recovery while struggling emotionally, trying to regain a life he once had. The story is encouraging, hopeful and inspiring to those recuperating from serious injuries, and those dealing with the loss of a loved one. The emotional story is life changing filled with sorrow, the love of family, and Rick’s discovery of his faith in God. Rick’s experience changed him forever, and it may do the same for someone else. Read the inspirational book, Faith in a Box.
About the Author, Gunnery Sergeant Rick Greenberg
Back in the late 50’s and 60’s I watched every movie that had anything to do with the Marine Corps. I dropped out of high school to join the Corps and spent the next 25 years serving. I had two combat tours of duties, 1969-1970 Vietnam, then again in 1990-1991, the Gulf War, liberating Kuwait. Following my return from Vietnam, I finished my time on active duty and began raising a family. Staying in the Corps proved to be too much for my wife. Dropping out of the Corps to save my marriage proved to be the dumbest thing I could have done. I divorced after 15 years. I married again. My new wife Cindy was a beautiful woman, 7 years my junior. Eventually, all my children came to live with Cindy and I. Our family was now six. With that many mouths to feed, active duty was no longer an option. I returned to the Corps as a reservist. On September 20, 1992, all our lives changed forever. Involved in a carbon monoxide accident, Cindy died and the doctors all said I should have. This is where I went from a state of declared brain dead, to awakening and struggling back to a life filled with love, happiness, and Godly redemption. Today I live in a wonderful retirement community in central Florida. Married to a wonderful woman named Kim. She came into my life when I needed her the most, sent from above. God has led me down a path to where I am today.