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 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.

John Shoemaker published several articles about his time in Vietnam in the Metro West Daily News in Framingham, Massachusetts. Citations for these articles are provided below and many of them are included in his memoir “Vietnam Chronicles.”
Vietnam Chronicles V7.5 Shoemaker 10.2016

Many of John’s other stories about war and life can be found on his personal website.

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

Shoemaker, John. “America on the Trump Train.” MetroWest Daily News. January 22,2017,

Shoemaker John. “n the Shadows of war, can we unite to save humanity?” MetroWest Daily News. December 24, 2016.

Showmaker, 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.” 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 vereran looks back at lessons learned.” MetroWest Daily News. November 12, 2012.

Shoemaker, John. “War fighter and infantrywomen.” MetroWest Daily News. February 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. November 6, 2011.

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

Shoemaker, John. “Ghosts of war.” MetroWest Daily News. August 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

Merrifield, John A. The Goldminers. Kindle. 2013.

Merrifield John A. A Walkabout of Life. Kindle. 2013