A GRUNT SPEAKS: A ’Devil’s Dictionary’ of Vietnam Infantry by Maj. Ray Gleason

By Maj. Ray Gleason

concerning the Book:

Much greater than only a word list of Vietnam-era lingo, this interesting compendium additionally provides the reader an insider’s view of actual strive against within the jungles of southeast Asia. The ‘sequel’ to this publication, an accelerated “Gruntionary,” is predicted to stick with subsequent yr. to indicate 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 used to be a rifleman, i.e. grunt, eleven Bush, ground-pounder, with an organization, 2d Battalion, thirty fifth Infantry (“Cacti Blue”), and he used to be additionally a Long-Range Reconnaissance Patrol (LRRP) crew chief with the seventy fifth Infantry (Ranger). in the course of his army profession, he was once an infantry corporation commander, an armored cavalry squadron XO, and a department and army-level employees weenie. Gleason has been presented the strive against Infantry Badge (CIB), Bronze big name for Valor, pink center, Air Medal, military Commendation Medal, and the Vietnam go 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 historical past 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, while he’s no longer 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 along with his spouse, Jan Peyser, a prize-winning silversmith jeweler, fashion designer and entrepreneur. among them they've got six kids, 5 grandchildren and 5 cats.

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