January 1971, I departed DaNang Vietnam in the same type aircraft (C-130) that took Ray to Vietnam. I headed home to Cincinnati where I would keep all my feelings and rage harbored within. I would for 42 years not listen, watch or read anything about Vietnam. Yet, I was on the warpath with idiots and those who would confront me. In October of 2013, I began to read Ray's book that my friend Paul gave me. I could not put it down once I started to read it. I read it entirely until 3 AM in the morning, Why? I had a person who I could relate to...To the landing in DaNang with Rockets blasting to having to take care of the Honey bucket and the reason today that I hate the smell of diesel fuel. This book allowed me to know, my feeling and inner anger were real and Ray's book was a witness to the things I told my wife. This is a book that can help veterans. I was in counseling before I read this book; and I thank those men who reached out to me, but this book sent me on the path of recovery. You will relate to it on almost every page. My wife now knows what I am going through - Thank you Ray...... Ron Koebbe USMC Danang
Ron, you made my day!! Thank you for your comments about our book. My desire is to reach out to my fellow Vet's with help and hope, and your comments showed me it's working. I wish you the best in your recovery and hope we get to meet one day. Until then, Thank you and WELCOME HOME. Semper Fi
My name is gilbert perrine 2269382 I enjoyed reading your book & the troubles you went through . i wish could rember the combat & names of the marines i was whith when i was there in 1968to1969 . I was with the 3/3/3 .I juist cant rember just bits & peices thank you for writting this book GOD BLESS YOU GILBERT
Hello, Ray and Laura,
I recently met you at the 3/3 Marine reunion in SC. while there I purchased your book, The Never Ending War. As difficult a read
as it was I applaud your writing it. It gave me a real feel for what my
husband went thru. He was in Vietnam 1965/66 with Mike company, And part of Operation Starlite. Bill suffered from PTSD and ended his life in July, 2006.
He was never really able to share much of what he had to endure but the guys he served with have shared many things and while it won't change anything it has helped myself and children understand the extent of his pain. May God Bless all of our soldiers who put their lives on the line for us in Vietnam and everyday.
Marion Ebersole ( Willis Ebersole)
Vietnam Vet, struggled with PTSD.