|Self-published novel honors Vietnam Vet's sacrifice and underscores its relevance in the post-9/11 world
"Frank's War" attempts to honor the sacrifice of a deceased Vietnam veteran and to underscore its relevance in the post-9/11 world.
Self-published and politically in-correct, the novel has been ignored by the mainstream press.
It's the story of an 18-year-old who finds the Vietnam War journal of a dead father he hardly knew just after 9/11 hits. As the war on terror looms, Frank reads the journal, racing to find meaning in his father's experience and guidance for his own life.
The story is punctuated by excerpts from Frank's father's journal, which were inspired by the actual journal of Vietnam veteran Fred Galus, Jr., the author's father-in-law.
Galus fought in Vietnam's infamous Iron Triangle and kept a journal about his experience. He hoped his journal could someday be published in some form.
The author describes the novel as "true fiction" because it's true to the journal that inspired it.
A free e-book is available for download from the cited link.