CLOSING THE CIRCLE by Larry Slessler

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"Closing the Circle is one mans 40 year journey. Intertwined throughout is the relationship of a brotherhood of men that has flourished over a half century.The journey chronicles a decade long military intelligence experience including the Cuban Crisis, Vietnam, Hawaii and the U.S. West Coast.Reintegration into civilian life becomes a challenge that takes place in small town Oregon, Seattle and a ranch in Northern California.Insights are provided from working with Vietnam Vets in a Veteran Outreach Center followed by a visit to the Soviet Union in 1990 as part of the Vet-to-Vet project between American Vietnam and Soviet Afghanistan veterans.Finally the book shares lessons the author wishes he had learned as a young man.
 

About Larry Slessler

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Mr. Slessler spent 10 years in military service. He was an intelligence officer for seven years including Vietnam. He completed his military tenure as a three-year ROTC instructor at The University of Washington in Seattle during the height of the Vietnam War protests.  In the 1980’s Mr. Slessler was Team Leader of a Vietnam Veteran Outreach Center as well as teaching History of the Vietnam War at Southern Oregon University and College of the Siskiyous. In 1990 Mr. Slessler joined with 50 Vietnam Veterans traveling to the Soviet Union as part of a Soviet Afghanistan and American Vietnam Vet to Vet program. He has a BS from The University of Oregon and a MS from Southern Oregon University.
 
Published January 17, 2005 by AuthorHouse. 452 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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