After the Vietnam war some of us remained in the Army and others returned to civilian life and became doctors, lawyers, teachers, executives, managers, scientists, diplomats, and professors. And we wrote; we wrote books, newespaper articles, research papers and other document.

Here is a sample of our scholarly work.

Milam, Ron . Not A Gentleman’s War: An Inside View of Junior of Officers in the Vietnam War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.

Milam, Ron. Editor. The Vietnam War in Popular Culture: The influence of America’s Most Controversial War on Everyday Life. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2016.
Click on the blue below then scroll down below the picture of the book cover to “Look Inside.” Then click on the “Next” arrow repeatedly to see the forward to the series and the first volume.

Milam, Ron. “1967: The Era of Big Battles in Vietnam.” The New York Times. Jan 10, 2017.

Doyle, Paul. Hot Shots and Heavy Hits: Tales of an Undercover Drug Agent.  Boston: Northeastern University Press. 2005.

Schaber, Tom. The Road Warrior’s Guide to Sales Management – Taking the Stress Out Of  Managing Sales People.  Minneapolis:  Beaver’s Pond Press.  2008.

Nee, Owen, Jr.  The Phoenix Is A Strange Bird.  Victoria: Friesen Press. 2009.

Shoemaker, John. “Closure for a former enemy’s family.” MetroWestDaily News. Nov 9 2019

Pictures to accompany John’s article are located with his other photos on the “In Country” tab of the PHOTOS page. In Country

Shoemaker, John in Hanson, Carol. The Vietnam War. Raw Courage and Fugitive photographs. 2019. Blurb Books.
John has more than a dozen photographs and stories in this book. Click on the link below and then click on “PREVIEW” to flip through the pages. Click on the right hand page to move forward and the left hand page to move back. The diagonally opposed arrows above the image will enlarge the pages.

Shoemaker, John. “America on the Trump Train.” MetroWestDaily News. Jan 22, 2017

Shoemaker, John. “In the shadows of war, can we unite to save humanity?” MetroWest Daily News. Dec 24, 2016

Shoemaker, John. “Rivers of memory lead back to Vietnam.” MetroWest Daily News. May 29, 2016.

Shoemaker, John. “Holidays in the War Zone.” MetroWest Daily News. November 28, 2015.

Shoemaker, John. “War, fatherhood, Blood, Sweat & Tears.” MetroWest Daily News. May 24, 2015.

Shoemaker, John. “Brothers in arms: a reunion 45 years later.” MetroWest Daily News. April 26, 2015.

Shoemaker, John. “Close call in a killing field.” MetroWest Daily News. August 24, 2014.″

Shoemaker, John. “No day at the beach.” MetroWest Daily News. May 25, 2014.

Shoemaker, John. “A veteran looks back at lessons learned.”MetroWest Daily News. Nov 12, 2012.

Shoemaker, John. “ War Fighters and Infantrywomen.” MetroWest Daily News. Feb 10, 2013.

Shoemaker, John. “ Vietnam Diary.” MetroWest Daily News. October 7, 2012.

Shoemaker, John. “ Fire in the mountains.” MetroWest Daily News. May 27, 2012. 

Shoemaker, John. “Another name on the wall.” MetroWest Daily News. Nov 6, 2011.

Shoemaker, John. “ Ghosts of war: What NVA soldiers carried.” MetroWest Daily News. Aug 9, 2011.

Shoemaker, John. “Ghosts of war.” MetroWest Daily News Aug 8, 2011.

Shoemaker, John. “War, luck and survival.” MetroWest Daily News. May 29, 2011.

Shoemaker, John. “Fate Revisited.” The Retired Officer. May 1989.  Fate Revisited

Shoemaker, John. “The Real-Life Platoon.” The Retired Officer. September 1987. Real Life Platoon

Helyer AJ, Brehm WT, Perino L. Economic consequences of tobacco use for Department of Defense, 1995. Mil Med. 1998;163:217–21.

Mascola, Ray.  Growing via symbiosis of partnerships and alliances.  Mass High Tech. Aug 30 2004. Retrieved from

Mascola, Ray. Startups: Critical factors in developing a sales plan. SmartBlog on Leadership. April 5 2013. Retrieved from