SHORT ROUND AND OTHER STORIES FROM VIETNAM is the personal account of a young American lieutenant who served with the Fifth Special Forces Group (Green Berets) early in the Vietnam War. The book provides a unique look at very storied military force while mixing descriptions of day to day activities with strange and bizarre experiences. As readers follow the author through his 1966 tour of duty, we find that humorous situations can develop in the midst of potentially lethal circumstances.
The author grew up in Westchester County, NY. After graduating from Bucknell University in 1964, Matthews joined the US Army as a Second Lieutenant. He left the Army in 1967 as a Captain and spent most of his career in advertising and marketing with several appearances in films and TV commercials. After many years, based on the interest in his Vietnam stories by friends, Matthews started to write them.He and his wife, Joanne, reside in New York City and have visited Vietnam and surrounding countries.