Tonight I will have the privilege of speaking to the members of Viet Nam Veterans of America at their monthly chapter meeting in Mesa Arizona. It will be my first such speaking opportunity about my novel and I am looking forward to the evening. It will also be my first such encounter with other Viet Nam Veterans exclusively. I sincerely hope that I will be able to share my efforts and the message of the book that is intended. I also expect that this will be a learning opportunity for myself with regards to other Vets experiences and their current struggles or perhaps how many may have worked through their personal issues from the past. My only goal is to share my thoughts and the purpose of the book and the story. The book is fiction but hopefully, it does have a strong message for those fellow Vets that have much in common with the hero of the story.