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50 years later

Fifty years ago today I landed at Danang airbase Danang Vietnam. I was nineteen years old. Stationed with the First Recon Battalion, First Marine Division, I spent the next 12 months as a recon Marine. My story is written in the novel, Silent Heroes, A Recon Marines Vietnam War Experience. The book is award-winning and became an Amazon bestseller for 14 months and is still active today. Fifty years and it seems like only yesterday I walked off that TWA airplane onto the Danang tarmac and into a wall of humidity. Though it was dark, I could feel the intolerable heat and I knew my world had changed, I literally felt it. Check out the book, go to Amazon.com or to my web site, rickgreenbergauthor.com  
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I am an author, and I believe God calls us to follow.

Many may find this odd that I post such things on my Authors BLOG. However, I choose to use whatever platform I can to declare my beliefs. So read about those who favoir abortion, and those who do not, and why. Alyssa Milano has made headlines often in recent years for her advocacy of abortion, the #MeToo movement, and various political candidates. Now she has revealed on her podcast that she had two abortions in 1993. She says she was in a serious relationship and was using birth control both times she became pregnant. She looks back on her decisions without regret: “I would not have my children . . . I would not have my career. I would not have the ability or platform I use to fight against oppression with…
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Why I support Trump

MSNBC reported days ago that Trumps lawyer, Cohan has had his phones wire tappped and there was at least one phone call from the President. I wondered how they can tap the phone of someone who represents the President of the United States, they can’t. Last night, MSNBC reported that they misrepresented the news. No such tapping occurred. How can anyone believe anything the media says about Trump? Their only mission is to destroy him. As an American who voted for him, I continue to support him because he is the only president in the history of my life time that has done all he can to honor all his campaign promises. That is the truth and that is what all the Democrats and the news media fear. Here are…
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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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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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