Tuesday, April 14, 2020

BURY HIM by Capt. Doug Chamberlain

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Book Details:

Book Title:  Bury Him: A Memoir of the Viet Nam War by Captain Doug Chamberlain

Category:  Non-Fiction (18 +),  348 pages

Genre:  Memoir, Biographies of the Marines

Publisher:  Love the West Publications LLC

Release date:   November 2019

Content Rating:  PG + M: Some scenes of the war, no bad language, no sex.

“...His book recounts his agonized response to a direct order to 'bury' the remains of a fallen Marine in Vietnam...”

—John E. Brown, III

Past president of JBU, and former AR State Senator

Book Description:

In this frank, engaging
memoir, Captain Chamberlain chronicles the missions, personal courage
and sacrifice of the Marines he was privileged to command; painfully
recalls the unspeakable order he and his Marines were forced to obey;
and the cover-up which followed. Nearly four decades later, Captain
Chamberlain makes right what was wrong; brings closure to the family of a
fallen and abandoned warrior; and attempts to put to rest the guilt
which plagued his military career and life. Unlike most books on the
Viet Nam War, this book is written at a tactical level by a Marine
Company Commander who was there.

Meet the Author:

Doug Chamberlain, the
grandson of homesteaders in eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska, grew
up with the "country values" instilled in him in the rural environment
of a very small community. Even though there were only 10 students in
his high school graduating class, several of his classmates pursued
careers, public service, and military service that took them to various
locations around the world. His rural values and the foundational
reinforcement of those values at the University of Wyoming and John
Brown University proved to be tested in their entirety when he became a
Marine Infantry Officer in the Viet Nam War. His life changing
experiences in that war proved to haunt him during his search to solve a
mystery that spanned 50 years...and Bury Him details the sordid facts
and the horrible truth that had eluded him.

Connect with the author:    website ~ facebook

Interview with Capt. Doug Chamberlain

What is your favorite food?

Rib-eye steak

Have you ever been on any sports teams? If so, what sport?

Basketball, cross country, and track

Who is your favorite musical artist and your favorite song?

One of my favorite artists is Lee Greenwood because of my favorite song “God Bless the U.S.A”.

If you could cure a disease, what would it be?


What is your favorite spot to visit in our country, and what makes it so special to you?

The place I love to visit the most is the Grand Canyon. I have hiked more than 250 miles in the Grand Canyon, and I am always impressed by the majesty and the vastness of the experience every time I enter the Canyon. It is a spiritual experience for me…a realization of what an indescribably small part of creation that I am.

Who is the author that you most admire in your genre?

Tom Clancy

What is your favorite quote in a book in your genre?

One attributed to U. S. Army General George Patton: “The object of war is NOT to die for your Country. The object of war is to make sure some other poor bastard dies for his.”

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Work on my small ranch, and go camping.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

A farmer and rancher.

What was your dream job when you were younger?

Being a “fighter jet” pilot.

What is the key theme and/or message in your book?

The ultimate trust that members of the United States Military Forces place in their fellow brothers and sisters in the service and in their Country is that if they make the ultimate sacrifice, their remains will not be abandoned, and that they will be returned to their families.

What is the significance of the title?

It is the order that I was given that betrayed the dedication of my Marines to serve their Country and destroyed their trust in America when they observed the ultimate act of dishonoring a fellow Marine.

What was the process used to develop the cover?

I had always envisioned the display of a small cross with a helmet liner and a set of prayer beads placed on the cross. The cross was standing on bare ground. The cover is an actual picture one of my men had kept for 50 years of the actual burial site. He gave it to me to use for the cover of the book. The rest of the cover was designed by one of the co-owners of BookCrafters in Parker, Colorado.

Do you write listening to music? If so, what music inspired or accompanied your book?

I work best with a soft background of contemporary instrumental music.

What was the highlight of writing your book?
The validation of my memories, and the psychological relief and renewed trust provided to my men in Echo Company, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines.

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Apr 13 - Adventurous Jessy – book spotlight / giveaway

Apr 14 – T's Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Apr 14 - Books,Dreams,Life  - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

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Apr 16 – Books and Zebras – book review / giveaway

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Apr 22 – Library of Clean Reads – book spotlight / giveaway

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  1. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful interview and memoir about an important time in our history.

  2. Thank you for sharing about my book.