LENOX, GA (WALB) –
A South Georgia man is sharing his experience serving in the Vietnam War by writing a book.
Warren Robinson talks about not only his time overseas, but how he’s using the profits from his book to serve others.
“All profits go to Wounded Warrior Project to help younger veterans that are winded, coming back home and needing help,” Robinson said.
He described life in 1969, during the Vietnam War, as challenging. But Robinson gave life to the past in his new book: Remembering Vietnam: A Veteran’s Story. The book was published June 8 and is available on Amazon.
“I’ve had people to tell me that maybe they’ve had a father that served there and he would not talk about his experiences. He kept them bottled up. And that by reading my story they understand more about their father or their grandfather felt during that conflict,” Robinson said.
For one year Robinson was assigned to the U.S. Army First Infantry Division. More than 40 years later, he knew he wanted to share his experiences.
“It’s kind of a release to me,” Robinson said.
Other than sharing a few memories with his wife, no one else knew about the time he spent serving the U.S.
In February, he turned to writing.
“At times it was very difficult for me to remember and put accounts down onto paper.”
He hoped his finished product will inspire his fellow Americans.
“I was so impressed and I learned so many lessons and was so motivated that I knew that when I came back that I wanted to improve my life and try to improve the lives of people in my community,” Robinson said.
Robinson’s goal is to reach $5,000 dollars in profits from his book, to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The Lenox Civic Center is scheduled to host a book signing on July 30 from 3-5 p.m.
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