The author was born and raised in Georgia. After High School, he attended Columbus College, majoring in English. While taking a quarter off to work, he received his draft notice and went to Vietnam where he served with the 25th Infantry Division Wolfhounds from April of 1967 until he was wounded by an enemy mine in July of that year. He lost his right leg above the knee. Upon his return, he continued his education and received Associates in Electronics Technology and Accounting. He currently is employed by a grill manufacturer in the Inventory Control Department. He recently underwent examination by the Veteran''''s Administration for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is awaiting the results. The Vietnam Worm is his first book. The author and his wife, Barbara, currently reside in Harris County, Georgia.