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Vietnam Voices: Books & Joe with Joe Rosato
November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$7
Join Us for Our Author Talk & Book Signing Series:
Vietnam Voices: Books and Joe
with our own Joe Rosato
Dog Tags and Wedding Bands
Please join us for this special event on Saturday, November 17, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Join us at:
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
1 Memorial Lane Holmdel, New Jersey
$7 Museum admission includes a tour of the museum, light refreshments, and an intimate discussion with the author about his new book.
Both of Joe’s books Dog Tags and Wedding Bands and Voices Over Troubled Water, his non-fiction account of the Vietnam War, will be available for purchase to be signed by Joe after the talk.
Dog Tags and Wedding Bands is the second book by our own Vietnam Veteran Volunteer Tour Guide Joe Rosato. In this historical fiction Joe seeks to showcase the role of the women who served in Vietnam as nurses. On a dark haunting Saigon night in late-summer 1968, two volunteer American Red Cross nurses disappeared without a trace. Officials dismiss their disappearance as being “Absent Without Leave”(AWOL) and with the passage of time, they were simply forgotten.
At least until thirty-seven years later when Chet Ross, a Vietnam veteran, is experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) flashbacks and nightmares of the former war-ravaged country.While mourning the death of his wife, Chet Ross is mesmerized as he watches a tropical depression form over the Bahamas. Before long, this little-known storm turns into Hurricane Katrina. This event triggers Chet’s memory of a tropical depression in Vietnam in 1968 that developed into Typhoon Cobra. He recalls the destructive forces and surging waters of Typhoon Cobra that are almost identical to those of Hurricane Katrina. Read how these two major events intertwine with the flashbacks of the past and present as unexplainable forces combine and relate to the disappearance of the two nurses.
Memorial tour led by Vietnam Veteran volunteer guides and featuring personal commentary by Joe Rosato available immediately after the formal program.
RVSPs are not required, but much appreciated. We’d love to know you’ll be joining us!
Coming soon: Pre-registration link on website and ability to reserve a copy of the book.
For questions, please email the NJVVMF Educator, Keri A. Giannotti, at: