Rob arrived in Vietnam in 1967, at the age of eighteen. He served eleven months in-country before he was medevaced back to the States with a Purple Heart. Five years later he waived his combat disability to reenlist in the Marines.
During the fall of Saigon he worked at the San Onofre Refugee Center on Camp Pendleton. Vietnamese arrived by the thousands. As fate would have it, he met Vân, a Vietnamese Refugee, who became his wife.
Over the years, his experience with Marines, Vietnam and the Vietnamese have inspired Marines of Quế Sơn. This book is an adventure/romance that offers readers a unique and engaging perspective on the Vietnamese, the war, and the daily life of the Marines who served in it.
Robert MacNichol, S/Sgt USMC (Ret) and his wife live in Orange County, California.