Las Cruces Writers is thrilled to announce that our very own Bob Worthington has won another book award for his new book, Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat. Below is the official press release. Congrats to Bob!
LAS CRUCES VETERAN & AUTHOR WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR
SECOND VIETNAM BOOK
LAS CRUCES, NM — Las Cruces resident, writer, and Army veteran Dr. Bob Worthington’s book “Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat” has been awarded a silver medal from the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). The second book of Dr. Worthington’s Vietnam military trilogy, the award was announced on August 27, 2022.
MWSA President Bob Doerr said that Dr. Worthington’s book earned the silver medal in the memoir/biography category after scoring “high enough in our rigorous evaluation process to win a medal recognizing (his) achievement.” Dr. Worthington’s “Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat” was recognized for the writing, editing, and its publication. “(He) should be very proud of (his) accomplishment,” Doerr said. “We certainly are.”
Dr. Worthington describes his second tour in Vietnam 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’s final book in the trilogy, “The Making of an Army Psychologist,” is scheduled for publication on September 26, 2022. All these books are published by McFarland & Company, Inc.
Worthington is a multiple award-winning writer with over 2,600 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 profession at 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.
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(For additional information, contact Jessica Mullen @ 575-524-8118)