SECOND BOOK OF VIETNAM TRILOGY PUBLISHED BY LAS CRUCES VETERAN
LAS CRUCES, NM— Las Cruces resident, writer, and Army veteran Dr. Bob Worthington has published the second book of a planned Vietnam trilogy titled “Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat.” The book was released by McFarland Publishers on October 29, 2021, and is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other bookstores.
“This book is about my second tour of duty in Vietnam,” said Worthington. “I needed money to complete graduate school and had already served as a combat advisor. I went back to make my education happen.” However, Worthington describes the second tour as some of the fiercest fighting of the war and tells of his experiences training South Vietnamese commandos to conduct raids in the swamps south of Saigon.
“Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat” is the follow up to Worthington’s previous book, “Under Fire with the ARVN Infantry,” which was awarded a national award for Excellence in Literature by the Military Writers Society of America. The author plans to follow up this book with the conclusion of his trilogy, “The Making of an Army Psychologist,” in late 2022.
Worthington is a multiple award-winning writer with over 2,500 publications having featured his work. He is a member of the Las Cruces Writers Group and has another anthology of military tales titled “Untold Stories” available on Amazon.
As a retired U.S. Army officer with 15 years in the infantry and a decade as an Army clinical psychologist, Worthington was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, seven decorations for valor, the Purple Heart, the Air Medal, and several awards for meritorious service. He later went on to become a professor in the New Mexico State University Department of Journalism and Mass Communications.
For more information about Dr. Bob Worthington and his writing, please visit his website at www.BobWorthingtonWriter.com. Worthington’s books will also be available at the Las Cruces Writers Holiday BookNanza book signing at the Mesilla Valley Mall on December 11.