By Maj. Ray Gleason
Much greater than only a thesaurus of Vietnam-era lingo, this interesting compendium additionally offers the reader an insider’s view of actual wrestle within the jungles of southeast Asia. The ‘sequel’ to this booklet, an elevated “Gruntionary,” is anticipated to persist with subsequent yr. to signify a brand new time period for attainable inclusion, please visit:
About The Author:
PFC Ray “Frenchy” Gleason, August 1968, a grunt on “LZ Jackie” close to Ban Me Thuot, Republic of Vietnam
Ray Gleason is a instructor and retired military Infantry Major.
While in Vietnam, Gleason was once a rifleman, i.e. grunt, eleven Bush, ground-pounder, with an organization, second Battalion, thirty fifth Infantry (“Cacti Blue”), and he was once additionally a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) crew chief with the seventy fifth Infantry (Ranger). in the course of his army occupation, he used to be an infantry corporation commander, an armored cavalry squadron XO, and a department and army-level employees weenie. Gleason has been offered the wrestle Infantry Badge (CIB), Bronze celebrity for Valor, red middle, Air Medal, military Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam pass of Gallantry with Palm. He nonetheless has his poncho liner and P38.
Gleason is a lecturer in Medieval Literature at Northwestern college in Chicago the place he obtained a Ph.D. in Medieval Literature and an MA in English. Gleason additionally has a BA in English Literature and eu heritage from Hunter collage in New York.
Since retiring from the military, Gleason has served in a few management positions within the telecommunications industry.
These days, whilst he’s now not ranting approximately lifers, REMFs, cabbages and kings, Gleason teaches management and ethics on the Culver Academies in Indiana.
Gleason has pitched his hooch in Indiana together with his spouse, Jan Peyser, a prize-winning silversmith jeweler, clothier and entrepreneur. among them they've got six young children, 5 grandchildren and 5 cats.
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A GRUNT SPEAKS: A ’Devil’s Dictionary’ of Vietnam Infantry Tales And Terms by Maj. Ray Gleason