In In Our Duffel Bags, authors Richard Geschke and Robert A. Toto narrate the stories and the experiences of what junior army officers faced as citizen soldiers during pre-voluntary military service from 1969 – 1972.
This memoir provides and inside view of the military on the training fields of hte Cold War in West Germany and on the combat fields of Vietnam. It presents a poignant and detailed drawing of what junior officers contended with during these turbulent times in American history.
The authors expanded their horizons of their original book with a poetic interpretation of life in the army. With Shadows of Combat the reader will sense the history of what took place in this crucial time in American history.
Mr. Geschke was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Comprehensive Social Studies in the College of Education. Upon his graduation he was commissioned a second lieutenant from the ROTC program. He served from 1969 to 1972 in the infantry in Germany, Panama and Vietnam. Mr. Toto is a native of Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Northeastern University. He received his army commission in the ROTC program. His time in the service coincides with Mr. Geschke. Mr Toto resides in North Attleboro, MA.
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