Bookshelf:  14th Infantry Regiment


     No need to see the movies about Vietnam, this is the real deal about riding the chopper's skids and dropping into LZs, stepping carefully into the footsteps of the point man to avoid trip wires that could send you home in a body bag, zipping your buddies into those body bags, diving into water-filled rice paddies while under attack, and praying the mortars would fall short and allow you to go home alive or at least in one piece.
     Gorman dredges up the nightmares of the daytime patrols away from the relatively safe Fire Support Bases and forays into the deadly dangerous booby traps and punji pits in the Ho Bo Woods.  He documents the terrifying nighttime ambushes, calling in "dustoffs" to medevac out the dead and wounded to Cu Chi, and the daily indignities of living in monsoons or heat and humidity with mosquitoes, mines, and mortars.
     "Saddle Up" is available at


   The exciting new book entitled "We Were The Third Herd" is the story of combat veteran Richard Hogue, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, who left his small town in Iowa and found himself fighting for his life in the rice paddies and woods of South Vietnam during American's longest and most controversial war. 
   "We Were The Third Herd" is not just another war story, it is a tribute to the brave Americans who fought in South Vietnam and to the over 58,000 who died there. This book is a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

To order "The Third Herd" contact  
Richard F. Hogue


This is the story of SSG Hammett Lee Bowen Jr., Charlie Co., 2/14th, 25th Inf., who was killed on 27 June 1969 when his Platoon was ambushed at the Spiderweb.  His selfless actions on that day earned him the Medal of Honor.

This highly researched, authorized biography is available by sending a check in the amount of $13.00
(includes postage & handling) to:

H. Kenneth Seymour
465 E. Liberty St.
Hernando, FL  34442

E-Mail:   H. Kenneth Seymour


14th Infantry Regiment History - Libby Prison ~ One Came Back ~
Read about the suffering endured by a 14th Infantry
soldier, imprisoned during the Civil War

Excerpts from a new book by Margaret Langford

Available February 2002 from Images from the Past Press,  
P.O. Box 137 Bennington, VT 05201


Orphans of Honor  by  Terry E. Bender  (1/14th Infantry Regiment)

At a time when our media, university, and movie moguls were plotting new  ways to bring down the next two American presidencies, some 18- and 19-year-old American kids suddenly became expendable to the personal agendas of moguls and presidents alike. This book is not your designer Hollywood-crybaby confessional designed to malign those who fought and died in an “immoral war.” It is a real story that spans the course of three combat commands and portrays the bravery and honor of America’s young men ordered to fight in those commands. Young men who took a green lieutenant under their wing and learned together how to repeatedly beat a cunning and well-equipped enemy in their own backyard. Young men who, during the most deadly years of fighting in Vietnam, lost only one man to enemy rifle fire. Though many still profit from their condemnation, those abandoned Americans were never Orphans of Honor.

Now available at   Books-A-Million   & Amazon  &

Orphans of Honor


Flashpoint Quebec: Operation Joint Suppression by Michael Karpovage, a novel.

After the province of Quebec votes to secede from Canada, peaceful negotiations failing, and war rhetoric rising, this military techno-thriller starts as a public relations ploy to show strength, but turns into an operation gone awry.  In his debut fiction novel author Michael Karpovage thrusts the U.S. Army 10th Mountain, 2nd battalion, 14th Infantry regiment task force into a volatile secessionist Quebec.    The mission was supposed to be a permissive U.S./Canadian joint spearhead insertion into the St. Lawrence port city of Trois Rivieres aimed at bringing the breakaway province back to negotiations in resolving it's claim of secession.  Instead the Golden Dragons are drawn into a violent urban battle with a column of main battle tanks from the revolutionary Quebec Defense Force which is clandestinely supported by France.


Custer's Other Brother-in-Law, the Orders Book of Lieutenant Frederic Calhoun
Thomas R. Buecker and Meagan Huff,  Editor:  Jefferson Davis

This book is a must-have for anyone learning about the United States Army in the late 1800s.  George Armstrong Custer fought in the Great Sioux War with his brothers-in-law Myles Moylan and James Calhoun.  While Custer and James Calhoun died at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, his other brother-in-law, Frederic Calhoun fought in the Great Sioux War with the 14th Infantry Regiment, and survived.  After the deaths of Custer and his favorite officers, known as the Custer Clique, Frederic Calhoun spent the rest of his career with his regiment, serving in the American West.

This book captures his career, from his selection as an officer, the orders and assignments he received, to his retirement.
 Experiences which mirror those of many other officers on the frontier.  This unique book includes scans of pages from his orders book, with a typed transcription of that page, facing it.  This book includes a biography of Frederic Calhoun, as well as a history of the 14th Infantry Regiment in the late 19th century

Now available at AST Press and

Custers Other Brother-in-Law