Retired Army officer of the Cold War era. Spent four leisurely years as A Special Forces officer in Vietnam, and visited many beautiful and wonderful locales in Latin America, Africa and the SW Pacific area in the same capacity. Later (after discovering my mortality) I became a counterintelligence operations officer ultimately becoming responsible for all related activities throughout the Army, and world wide. Regardless of this I managed to maintain my self-respect, a modicum of sanity and a slightly battered sense of humor. Degrees are in the general field of Political Science. Specific interests are the human players in major national events from the Civil War through the Vietnam era. Bass fisherman. (No fear). Racquetball is (was) my passion until physical infirmities made it just too difficult to play. Am now a bicycle meanderer along rural Maryland roads and the C&O canal. Am a writer and an author; more books are under pen. I can't tolerate rude people and become dangerous in the presence of those who harm children, women and defenseless animals.