A GRUNT SPEAKS: A ’Devil’s Dictionary’ of Vietnam Infantry by Maj. Ray Gleason

By Maj. Ray Gleason

concerning the Book:

Much greater than only a word list of Vietnam-era lingo, this attention-grabbing compendium additionally provides the reader an insider’s view of genuine strive against within the jungles of southeast Asia. The ‘sequel’ to this publication, an elevated “Gruntionary,” is predicted to keep on with subsequent yr. to signify a brand new time period for attainable inclusion, please visit:

http://gruntspeak.blogspot.com

About The Author:

PFC Ray “Frenchy” Gleason, August 1968, a grunt on “LZ Jackie” close to Ban Me Thuot, Republic of Vietnam

Ray Gleason is a instructor and retired military Infantry Major.

While in Vietnam, Gleason was once a rifleman, i.e. grunt, eleven Bush, ground-pounder, with a firm, second Battalion, thirty fifth Infantry (“Cacti Blue”), and he was once additionally a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) crew chief with the seventy fifth Infantry (Ranger). in the course of his army profession, he used to be an infantry corporation commander, an armored cavalry squadron XO, and a department and army-level employees weenie. Gleason has been offered the strive against Infantry Badge (CIB), Bronze celebrity for Valor, pink center, Air Medal, military Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam move of Gallantry with Palm. He nonetheless has his poncho liner and P38.

Gleason is a lecturer in Medieval Literature at Northwestern collage in Chicago the place he got a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and an MA in English. Gleason additionally has a BA in English Literature and eu background from Hunter collage in New York.

Since retiring from the military, Gleason has served in a few management positions within the telecommunications industry.

These days, while he’s now not ranting approximately lifers, REMFs, cabbages and kings, Gleason teaches management and ethics on the Culver Academies in Indiana.

Gleason has pitched his hooch in Indiana together with his spouse, Jan Peyser, a prize-winning silversmith jeweler, clothier and entrepreneur. among them they've got six little ones, 5 grandchildren and 5 cats.

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