The Fear of Being Eaten

This is the simple love story of a combat veteran who, upon return home from active duty in a rifle company stationed in Vietnam, finds himself wandering in the forgotten world of his own youth – a world that has become foreign to him after only months of intense jungle warfare.

From the low wetlands of Southeast Asia to the high deserts of Nevada, The Fear of Being Eaten – A Biography of the Heart is the real life story of a nineteen-year-old kid’s efforts to simply be young, with all that entails: to have choices, to set goals, to live, to love, to create.  Read more….

Author Ronald J. Wichers was born in Lake Ronkonkoma New York in 1947. He attended Catholic School until 1965, studied History and literature at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas until being drafted into the United States Army in 1970. He was assigned to a rifle company in the 25th Infantry Division in Vietnam and, after sustaining severe wounds in a gun battle, including the loss of his left arm, was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, the Army Commendation Medal for Heroism and the Bronze Star Medal.  Learn more about the Author…

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